Sorry if this has been posted somewhere before, I did a quick search but didn't see it anywhere.

I found this nice little tool that searches your *nix system for the possibility of a rootkit infection. It is similar to chkrootkit but it doesn't seem to throw up the false positives that chkrootkit does.

Rootkit Hunter is very easy to install and and has a nice interactive run feature on the commandline. While no tool is perfect it will scan the system for many of the common rootkits.

Just another one to drop into your *nix arsenal

For more info here is the official site;

rkhunter -

... and a bit of a story about it at NewsForge can be found here