[clamav-users] Can ClamAV detect LKM rootkits?

zhuangxiaohui zhuangxiaohui at ffcs.cn
Tue Dec 4 03:32:35 UTC 2018

Hey guys,

I've tested two types of rootkits with ClamAV.
Adore-ng(kernel level) & Mafix(application level)

Well, virus implanted by Mafix were completedly detected :
 /usr/bin/md5sum: Unix.Malware.Agent-6005569-0 FOUND
 /usr/bin/find: Win.Trojan.U-110 FOUND
 /usr/bin/pstree: Win.Trojan.Rootkit-5 FOUND
 /usr/bin/dir: Unix.Malware.Agent-1393952 FOUND
 /bin/ls: Unix.Malware.Agent-1393952 FOUND
 /sbin/ifconfig: Unix.Malware.Agent-1696070 FOUND
 /sbin/ttyload: Heuristics.Broken.Executable FOUND
 /sbin/ttymon: Win.Trojan.Linux-29 FOUND

But when I tested with Adore-ng, nothing was detected. 
And then I tested it with ESET(one of anti-virus soft) and was detected.
The virus name detected by ESET was "a variant of Linux/Rootkit.Adore.B

So I wonder can ClamAV detect LKM rootkits?
Or would you mind to tell me where can I find the virus list that ClamAV can

Thank you,

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