What is rkhunter

What is rkhunter
rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is a Unix-based tool that scans for rootkits, backdoors and possible local exploits.

Installing rkhunter

SSH into your VPS/Server
Change to the root directory (command below):
cd /root
Now download the file to your server (command below):
wget http://ncu.dl.sourceforge.net/project/rkhunter/rkhunter/1.4.0/rkhunter-1.4.0.tar.gz
Unpack the file (command below):
tar -xvf rkhunter-1.4.0.tar.gz
Change the directory to the unpacked folder (command below):
cd rkhunter-1.4.0
Run the install script (command below):
./installer.sh –layout default –install
Check and run updates on rkhunter (command below):
/usr/local/bin/rkhunter –update
/usr/local/bin/rkhunter –propupd
Scan your server (command below):
rkhunter –check
If you need help with rkhunter please use the help command (command below):
rkhunter –help