Ways to Uninstall and Install dnstwist on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 18, 2022

dnstwist generates a list of similarly looking domain names for a given domain name and performs DNS queries for them (A, AAAA, NS and MX). For MX records it checks whether there is an active mail server which could be used to intercept misdirected emails. Additionally it estimates webpage similarity based on fuzzy hashes. This functionality might be helpful in detecting typosquatters, phishing attacks, fraud and corporate espionage. I will show you how to install dnstwist on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Prerequisites

  • Operating system: dnstwist needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install dnstwist on Ubuntu 22.04

Install dnstwist Ubuntu 22.04

dnstwist is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install dnstwist using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install dnstwist on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install dnstwist Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install dnstwist

Install dnstwist using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing, you can now install dnstwist by following these steps:

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install dnstwist Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install dnstwist

Uninstall dnstwist on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed dnstwist using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall dnstwist on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove dnstwist

To uninstall dnstwist and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge dnstwist

Conclusion

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install dnstwist on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall dnstwist too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.