By default, Whonixcheck runs automatically from time to time whenever the user starts up a Whonix-Workstation (commonly called whonix-ws). When run, Whonixcheck will verify that the Whonix system is up-to-date and that everything is in proper working order.
Even though Whonixcheck should run automatically from time to time (i.e. not every time the user starts a Whonix-Workstation), you may want to manually run Whonixcheck just to make sure that everything is in order. To do that, follow the directions below
How to manually run whonixcheck
If you are using Qubes-Whonix, complete the following steps:
Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q") -> click on the Whonix VM you want to check -> whonixcheck / System Check
If you are using a graphical Whonix, complete the following steps:
Start Menu -> System -> whonixcheck
If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, complete the following steps:
Whonixcheck will take a few minutes to run. Assuming everything is good, you should get a print out where each heading "INFO" is in green (not red). See example printout below:
Example of Whonixcheck printout
INFO: SocksPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: 22.214.171.124 INFO: TransPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: 126.96.36.199 INFO: Stream Isolation Test Result: Functional. INFO: Whonix News Result: √ Up to date: whonix-workstation-packages-dependencies 2.5-1 √ Up to date: Whonix Build Version: 188.8.131.52.0 INFO: Debian Package Update Check Result: No updates found via apt-get. INFO: Whonix APT Repository: Enabled. When the Whonix team releases JESSIE updates, they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade) along with updated packages from the Debian team. Please read https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Trust to understand the risk. If you want to change this, use: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Whonix Repository INFO: Tor Browser Update Check Result: Up to date. INFO: Please consider making a small reoccurring donation. See: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Donate
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Qubes VM Manager -> right-click on the Whonix VM you want to check -> select "Run command in VM"
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