How to Install Antivirus on Rocky Linux

How to Install Antivirus on Rocky Linux

Nowadays, malware evolves rapidly and its harmful effects are a problem for many users. That is why it is important to use an antivirus and keep it up to date. Antivirus is a program designed to detect and remove malware and other malicious software from your system. This article will teach you How to Install Antivirus on Rocky Linux. Eldernode website offers an economical Linux VPS server, which can be the best choice if you want to buy.

Install 2 Antivirus on Rocky Linux

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What is Antivirus?

An Antivirus is a computer program or set of programs that are designed to detect, prevent, and remove software viruses. In addition to viruses, most antivirus programs are also capable of detecting and removing other types of malicious software, including trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, keyloggers, and rootkits. In fact, it protects computers and removes malicious software or code that is designed to damage computers or data. This software is supposed to act as an approach to prevent threats from entering your computer and prevent problems.

Installing Antivirus on Rocky Linux

Let’s go to introduce 2 of the best antiviruses suitable for Rocky Linux.

1- Install ClamAV

ClamAV is a free and open-source antivirus for Rocky Linux servers that you can operate via the command line. This antivirus provides a Command-line scanner, a Milter interface, an Advanced database updater, and built-in support for archive formats, ELF executables + Portable Executable files, and popular document formats. It can detect all types of malware and viruses and you can use it to scan email and web and endpoint security.

First, you can get the necessary packages to install ClamAV from the EPEL repo.  So, enter the command below to install it:

sudo dnf install epel-release -y

To download and install ClamAV, run the following command:

sudo dnf update -y
sudo dnf install clamav clamd clamav-update

Add a ClamAV user on Rocky Linux using the command below:

sudo groupadd clamav
sudo useradd -g clamav -s /bin/false -c "Clam Antivirus" clamav

Remember to configure SELinux for ClamAV with the following command:

sudo setsebool -P antivirus_can_scan_system 1

2- Install RootkitHunter

RootkitHunter is an antivirus for Rocky Linux that scans any rootkit, backdoor, and any other local exploits. It is actually a shell script that performs various checks on local systems to try and detect known rootkits and malware. This tool is one possible component of a hardened Apache web server setup and you can use it with or without other tools.

First, install the EPEL repository with the following command:

dnf install epel-release

To install rkhunter, just run the command below:

dnf install rkhunter

Modify the configuration file using the following command:

vi /etc/rkhunter.conf

And find the following line:

#MAIL-ON-WARNING=emailaddress root@mydomain

You should remove the remark and change the email address. Then replace the root@whatever_the_server_name_is instead of root@mydomain.

That’s it!

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Antivirus is software that finds and removes viruses on computers and networks. In this article, we introduced you to 2 of the best antiviruses suitable for Rocky Linux and taught you how to install Antivirus on Rocky Linux. I hope this tutorial was useful for you and helps you to install Antivirus on your Rocky Linux. If you face any problems, you can contact us in the Comments section.

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