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    Default Install RKHunter in centos

    This post explains how to install RKHunter in Linux. Rootkit scanner is a scanning tool. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits by running tests like:

    - MD5 hash compare
    - Look for default files used by rootkits
    - Wrong file permissions for binaries
    - Look for suspected strings in LKM and KLD modules
    - Look for hidden files
    - Optional scan within plaintext and binary files

    Rootkit Hunter is released as GPL licensed project and free for everyone to use. Can be downloaded from

    Change to usr/local/src to download the package

    #cd /usr/local/src
    Download the package
    #wget Dear member\guest you have to reply to see the link
    Untar the source
    #tar -zxvf rkhunter-1.3.6.tar.gz
    #cd rkhunter-1.3.6
    #./installer.sh --layout default --install
    #/usr/local/bin/rkhunter --update
    /#usr/local/bin/rkhunter --propupd
    Now adding the cron entry :
    #vi  /etc/cron.daily/rkhunter.sh
    /usr/local/bin/rkhunter --versioncheck
    /usr/local/bin/rkhunter --update
    /usr/local/bin/rkhunter --cronjob --report-warnings-only
    ) | /bin/mail -s 'rkhunter Daily Run (Server_identification_id)'  Emailid_to_get_notifications
    Securing the script
    #chmod 700 /etc/cron.daily/rkhunter.sh
    Thats it. You can run it manually using the following command :
    #rkhunter -c -sk
    Last edited by kuldeep; 02-25-2015 at 11:38 PM.

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