|The trojan worm BackDoor.Wirenet.1 is the first worm in history that can work on Linux and Mac OS X. When launched, it creates its copy in the user's home directory. The program uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to communicate with its control server whose address is 126.96.36.199.|
It also works as a keylogger - so it is set out to steal your passwords and financial information.
Now the anti virus industry is rejoycing and want to sell solutions for Mac and Linux - but is this really neccessary?
When we look at the description of the virus we find that it "installs" it self in the directory ~/WIFIADAPT
Well - not too hard to find and remove that. They could at least have spent an "." to make it hidden
This is probaly a targeted trojan and you are probably not the target: A cross platform virus that is targeted on Mac and Linux and leaves Windows out (where 90% of the potential really lies) must have been made for a particular reason.
In any case you do not need AV software. If you find WIFIADAPT in your home directory - just delete it.
Then you would have done the almost historical action of removing the very first Trojan to steal Linux and Mac passwords.
The next thing to do is visit here! We will be commenting every one of them and it probably will not make us overworked.
In general you will not get this from the repositories of any distro! You will need to download unofficial (and unreviewed) stuff like PPA's in Ubuntu/Mint.
You will need to install it directly or as part of another package - it is not very likly that it will install itself.
Regarding rootkits; Installing chkrootkitand rkhunter should be the first thing you do on every distro - it will be in your repoositories