Install ChkRootKit

chkrootkit (Check Rootkit) is a common script used in linux servers, intended to help system administrators. Check their system for known rootkits

You can install ChkRootKit by following the below shown steps.

cd /usr/local/src/

– Down load the chkrootkit.
# wget
# wget

– Unpack the chkrootkit you just downloaded.
# tar -xvzf chkrootkit.tar.gz

– Change to new directory
# cd chkrootkit-*
(select the version )

– Compile chkrootkit
# make sense

– Run chkrootkit
# ./chkrootkit

How to setup a daily scan report?

– Load crontab
# crontab -e

– Add this line to the top:

0 1 * * * (cd /usr/local/src/chkrootkit*; ./chkrootkit 2>&1 | mail -s “chkrootkit output”


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