Like all web hosting companies, DISKMANdotNet are always striving to give as much access to the ‘good people’ out there and at the same time keep all the bad ones out.  Hackers, spammers and general ‘no good’ doers are always trying to infiltrate web hosting servers all around the world.  Web Hosting in Melbourne is no different and a vigilant team is a valuable resource to web site owners everywhere.

So when something strange seems to be going on with a client’s web site or web hosting, a valuable tool to use is Linux Malware Detect a.k.a. MALDET.

MALDET is a [quote] malware scanner for Linux that is designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments. It uses threat data from network edge intrusion detection systems to extract malware that is actively being used in attacks and generates signatures for detection [un-quote].

Once installed on your server MALDET is easy to use with the following simple command in your SSH session window.

maldet -a /home/<user account here>/www

Once the process is finished a report is generated and you can easily see any infiltrations (if any) and sort out what needs to be ‘fixed’.

For more information or to download MALDET visit the Maldet web site.

* [quote] taken from MALDET web site.