Malware Detection for Linux Servers using Maldet
Maldet is a malware scanner that’s useful on servers that accept file uploads. I use it especially on servers where I have WordPress sites hosted and it alerts me to the fact that people have used themes with Malware tucked away inside.
You can visit the Maldet website for a more detailed description.
Installation will only take a few moments and it’s a handy tool to have. It’ll also install a cronjob that will run automatically each day and alert you of any potential or found issues.
Fetch the current version of Maldet
[root@bob]# cd /tmp [root@bob]# wget http://www.rfxn.com/downloads/maldetect-current.tar.gz
[root@bob]# tar -zxvf maldetect-current.tar.gz
[root@bob]# cd maldetect-* [root@bob]# ./install.sh
Edit Configuration File
[root@bob]# nano /usr/local/maldetect/conf.maldet
Run an on-demand Maldet scan
[root@bob] maldet /home