How to install & use maldet in a linux server to scan a website?


Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is an open source and free malware scanner and detector for Unix/Linux based operating systems. It is designed to figure out threats faced by hosting environments.


1. cd /usr/local/src
2. wget
3. tar -xzvf maldetect-current.tar.gz
4. cd maldetect-*
5. sh ./

Maldet can be configured by editing the file "/usr/local/maldetect/conf.maldet".

You may edit the following values to configure Maldet to your needs

    email_alert : If you would like to receive email alerts, then it should be set to 1.
    email_subj : Set your email subject here.
    email_addr : Add your email address to receive malware alerts.
    quar_hits : The default quarantine action for malware hits, it should be set 1.
    quar_clean : Cleaing detected malware injections, must set to 1.
    quar_susp : The default suspend action for users wih hits, set it as per your requirements.
    quar_susp_minuid : Minimum userid that can be suspended.

If you would like to scan user’s Home directory, then simply issue following command

# maldet --scan-all /home

To scan a specific website, run the following command:

maldet -a  website-path

eg:maldet -a /var/www/vhosts/

you can examine the malware scan report by running the following command and appending the scan report ID.

#maldet --report SCANID

To quarantine the infected files, run the following command with the scan report ID. The infected files will then be quarantined for cleaning.

#maldet -q SCANID

Last update:
2014-09-11 02:04
Sherin George
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