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Author Topic: how to get rid of 'rootkit' software on vl7  (Read 1436 times)

vincent2

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how to get rid of 'rootkit' software on vl7
« on: March 09, 2012, 11:20:15 pm »

bonjour!
according to here:http://business.financialpost.com/2012/02/25/nortel-hacked-to-pieces/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203363504577187502201577054.html
it's astonishing to know that how dangerous rootkit could be to the system, is there any tools to check it on Vl7 gold?
how can we get rid of rootkit on vl7gold? how to scan and deleted forever?
please  do offer commands !
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Daniel

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Re: how to get rid of 'rootkit' software on vl7
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 07:25:35 am »

I like rkhunter for rootkit checking, and there's clamav for virus scanning.
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Re: how to get rid of 'rootkit' software on vl7
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 07:02:32 pm »

pls inform where i can find  rkhunter pkg, is it available on vl7 repo?
and how to check?
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Re: how to get rid of 'rootkit' software on vl7
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 08:35:32 pm »

Download the rkhunter-1.3.8.tar.gz from http://sourceforge.net/projects/rkhunter/files/rkhunter/1.3.8/

Decompress the tar.gz and run the resulting install.sh script (a folder or two will be extracted as well).

Once installed, run: rkhunter -h
...to see the usage.
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Re: how to get rid of 'rootkit' software on vl7
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 07:47:04 pm »

If you have become infected with a virus or a rootkit... the safest precaution is to format the drive and re-install. Along the path try to discover how your system was compromised and close that security hole so it can not happen again. If you are at high risk of being a target of rootkits or other hacks, then you should already know how valuable it is to have regular and comprehensive backups of any important datafiles that you may have on your computer.
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