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Install and run Rootkit Hunter

Install and run Rootkit Hunter

How can I run Rootkit Hunter every day?

You can create a cronjob script like this:

=========== /etc/cron.daily/rkhunter ====================
#!/bin/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’ root
================================================== =======

You must be at ver 1.2.8 to use the report warnings only funtion.

How do I install Rootkit Hunter?

Download the gzipped tarball, extract it and run the installation script.

download:
# wget http://downloads.rootkit.nl/rkhunter-1.2.8.tar.gz
Note: It doesn’t matter where you save the tarball

extract:
# tar zxf rkhunter-1.2.8.tar.gz

installation:
# cd rkhunter
# ./installer.sh

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