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How to Install Rootkit Hunter on Your Server

  1. First, log on as “root” and enter your password.
  2. Then type:
  3. Wait for it to stop and then, to unpack it, type:
    tar xvzf chkrootkit.tar.gz
  4. Once it’s finished unpacking, navigate to the correct folder by entering:
    cd chkrootkit-/
  5. Once you’re in the rootkit folder, enter the following command:
    make sense
    This will install it and it’s done.

To run a check for rootkits, open putty, log in as “root” and enter your password. Then type in:


This will start the scanner. As it runs, look at screen for anything that say “INFECTED




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