How to Uninstall and Install suricata Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 22, 2022

Suricata is a network Intrusion Detection System (IDS). It is based on rules (and is fully compatible with snort rules) to detect a variety of attacks / probes by searching packet content. I will show you how to install suricata on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install suricata on Ubuntu 22.04

Install suricata Ubuntu 22.04

suricata is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install suricata using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to get suricata 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install suricata Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get -y install suricata

Install suricata using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

Then, you can now install suricata by following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install suricata Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude -y install suricata

Uninstall suricata on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a suricata, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

If you installed suricata using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall suricata on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove suricata

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge suricata

Ending

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