Securing Centos and cpanel from root kits using rkhunter (root kit hunter)

Security of your web server is one of the more important issue now a days….Risk of your server security increaseswith the increase in popularity of your websites and your service.. Here is an article to teach you that how you can protect your server from rootkits..

root kit hunter is one of the best root kit scanner I found in my experience..

You can check its updates at

To install rootkit hunter, you need to login to your server with root login and download

Now cron it to run on daily basis and email you

Remember to change YourServerNameHere and [email protected]

You can update rootkit hunter to latest version using

and you can do scan using

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shk is a DevOps engineer with more than 12 years of experience in different organizations. He enthusiastic about learning new technologies and shares his knowledge through his blogs.


  1. Thanks for this helping tutorial and thanks for all the other articles about Kloxo, helped me very much 😉 !

    Just one Mistake in the articel, its not “cd rkhunter-1.3.8.tar.gz” , its “cd rkhunter-1.3.8”.

    Pls keep on posting about Kloxo!

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