I am currently using chkrootkit to check for rootkits on my MacBook. Does anyone know of a more efficient piece of software to run rootkit checks on MacBooks and macOS?

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    How would you define "more efficient"? Generally questions which elicit opinion-based answers are often marked as such by the community.
    – marshki
    Aug 26, 2018 at 10:58
  • I mean the absolute best odds of finding/locating a rootkit in the system. I don't think that is very opinion based. Aug 26, 2018 at 11:18
  • What other root kit tools have you tried and what did you dislike about them? Aug 27, 2018 at 14:44
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  • For what it's worth, chkrootkit is essentially useless on macOS. There is only one macOS agent which it has ever detected (OSX.RSPlug.A) -- which isn't actually a rootkit -- and the criminal group responsible for that software was taken down by the FBI in 2009.
    – user101978
    Aug 27, 2018 at 20:42


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