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I figured out a way to thwart rootkits though it will not totally remove it. I simply added a malware process destroyer into my boot sequence. I used Rkill, as this program was able to detect the malware. However, after deleting it, the rootkit would generate the files again on startup. By putting rkill into my startup I effectively rendered the rootkit ...


As an immediate patch, you should run such an application in a separate X server on a different VT. This is the only way you can guarantee that the app does not use the X API to spy on other clients. You may also try your hand at XSELinux but I know of very few people in the world who know how to run it, and it usually severely limits what your target app ...

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