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    Question LiveDVD shows warnings and possible rootkits

    Hi there, I have downloaded Knoppix DVDv7.0.1 and used it to boot my laptop. I have run the rkhunter command and it shows lots of warnings and possible rootkits. Is this normal for a liveDVD or is something else? I am new to knoppix.

    This is a summary of the output System checks summary

    [13:39:30] ===================== [13:39:30] [13:39:30] File properties checks... [13:39:30] Required commands check failed [13:39:30] Files checked: 193 [13:39:30] Suspect files: 151 [13:39:30] [13:39:30] Rootkit checks... [13:39:30] Rootkits checked : 251 [13:39:30] Possible rootkits: 2 [13:39:30] Rootkit names : Rootkit component, Xzibit Rootkit [13:39:30] [13:39:30] Applications checks... [13:39:30] All checks skipped [13:39:30] [13:39:30] The system checks took: 3 minutes and 42 seconds [13:39:30] [13:39:30] Info: End date is Sun Jul 15 13:39:30 UTC 2012

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    Last edited by Werner P. Schulz; 07-15-2012 at 09:02 AM. Reason: formatted by moderator

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    Before trying a tool like rkhunter please learn how to use it and especially all about "Intrusion Procedure"

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/rkhunter/wiki/SPRKH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner P. Schulz View Post
    Before trying a tool like rkhunter please learn how to use it and especially all about "Intrusion Procedure"

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/rkhunter/wiki/SPRKH

    Thank you Werner for the link. I see that rkhunter is more than a simple scanner. The warnings were about mismatched checksums for some files and applications, but the checksum for Knoppix iso was ok. That was a bit of a puzzle for me. I have lots to learn, now that I have made the switch from "point, click and don't need to know" OS to Linux.

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