How to install RKhunter on Linux server


A rootkit is a stealthy type of malicious software (malware) designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enables continued privileged access to a computer. The term rootkit is a concatenation of “root” (the traditional name of the privileged account on Unix operating systems) and the word “kit” (which refers to the software components that implement the tool). The term “rootkit” has negative connotations through its association with malware.

Rkhunter is a very useful tool that is used to check for trojans, rootkits, and other security problems.

How  to install RKhunter on Linux server

logint to shell
go to the path where you want to download the tar file.
cd /usr/local/src/dwonloads
tar -zxvf rkhunter-1.3.8.tar.gz
cd rkhunter-1.3.8
./ –install
Once the installation is completed then you can scan the server using /usr/local/bin/rkhunter -c