01. Overview


The RKHunter Interface (Plesk) plugin gives a Plesk Administrator the ability to run rkhunter from inside their Plesk Admin Panel. The functionality of this extension is to hunt down Rootkit that remain in your server and gets undetected by web-application firewall. This extension is available in your Plesk Extension Catalog, and can be installed with just a click. It is compatible with the Plesk v12.5 to v17.8. 

The RKHunter Interface (Plesk) enables you to 

  • Install rkunter with the latest updates 
  • Automatic Daily Scan 
  • Customize Log retention 
  • Set Email notifications
  • Update Security Definitions
  • Update RKHunter version 
  • Run Manual Scans with Full/Warning only Scan reports
  • Recent and Daily Scan logs 


rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is a Unix-based tool that scans for rootkitsbackdoors and possible local exploits. It does this by comparing SHA-1 hashes of important files with known good ones in online databases, searching for default directories (of rootkits), wrong permissions, hidden files, suspicious strings in kernel modules, and special tests for Linux and FreeBSD.




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