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how to run avast virus scanner after installation

Postby ernst on Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:59 am

hello there,

this week i kick out the bieb word windows :D
I have build my computer and all hardware was detected directly (great job guys)

before i go internet i was looking where is the firewall and virusscanner program?

couldn't find fast a good antivirus program so i downloaded avast http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast ... ition.html
saved in map my downloads and installed succesful (and also tried clamav)



PROBLEM IS
where is the logo to run/start the program, or can i run it? in windows always show after installation on my desktop the logo to run the program, where is it in Linuxmint?

can some one help me out
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Postby D1Wayne on Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:22 am

In mintMenu it depends, if there is a gui client, it can generally be found in the all list, it may also be in system tools
for specific hekp on the package, general refer to their forums
http://forum.avast.com/
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avg antivirus works well under linuxmint

Postby ernst on Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:13 pm

D1Wayne wrote:In mintMenu it depends, if there is a gui client, it can generally be found in the all list, it may also be in system tools
for specific hekp on the package, general refer to their forums
http://forum.avast.com/


thank you, i did found a starter in system tools usr/lib/avast4workstration/share/avast/desktop/install-entries.sh install

after run avast hhmmm not good under linux

BUT HÉ i try AVG free and WORK DIRECTLY whit a stater logo :lol:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us ... virus-free

succes for others
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Postby D1Wayne on Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:54 pm

avg is top drawer on the xp side aswell as their antispyware (they bought out eWido:) and windows defender (a shadow of the formally Giant antispyware) but all 3 are free, defender runs resident, while avg antispyware is only resident and autoupdating for 1 month, then you need yo manually update that 1 and scan

the avg antivirus updates daily and scans daily as well.

I have about 150 clients, that have been virtual malware free and virus free
for over 4 years, all were previous symantec/norton or makeAfee customers:)
now the only time they call for those types of problems, is when family members visits them and start the torrent downloads of programs ignoring virus alerts and instead answering heal or delete click on ignore, becuase they want what they thivk they are trying to download :roll:
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:00 pm

Are you in a pure Linux environment? Then you probably don't need an anti-virus program :D
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Postby ernst on Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:07 am

AVG antivirus is working perfect under Linuxmint and very satisfied and even a starter button is there for you.
ClAMAV (did not run yet?), Avast (is working but not easy to run)

This week I build a media computer and kick out Windows and that was a good choise.

Lian Li PC-V880A
iGreen Power 500W Retail, 2x PCIe (changed fan for 120mmm 18db IBL® Fan PE-12/1050 (Premium Edition) Art.Nr.: 8936
P5B Premium Vista Intel® P965
De Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4300 CPU
Zalman cooling CNPS9500 LED Retail, met blauwe LED
OCZ memory 2 x 512GB DDR2-800 Kit XTC Gold GX, OCZ2G8001GK
Harddisk 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Bulk, ST3320620AS, NCQ
MSI NX8600 GTS Retail, TV-Out, 2x DVI
Sound card Creative X-Fi Extreme Audio OEM (waiting for Linux driver, until now use sound with Asus board)
Samsung DVD/CD SH-S182M 18/8x, 8/-x(DL) speed (very silince and good)
LG 32 inch 32LC41
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110
Software Linuxmint 3.0 and there is your Media PC (safe for your pictures, music, films and other data)

It works perfect, in less than 10 minutes I already had internet
connection, did try Mp3 and DVD movie, also Yuotube and MTV streaming.

Great job guys!!

In July 2007 the driver for the Creative sound card will be ready for install I hear.
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Postby ernst on Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:24 am

scorp123 wrote:Are you in a pure Linux environment? Then you probably don't need an anti-virus program :D


After many many many trouble with Windows ppffff I did start searching.
I doubt between Ubuntu or Linuxmint but Linuxmint it was.

I use Linux for first time and have good experience, fast it is and all works prefect. It started with Damm Small Linux for the old laptop few weeks ago and enthusiast I'am.

Great that it ask first for a password before installate a program (more safe)
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Postby Husse on Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:29 pm

Great that it ask first for a password before installate a program (more safe)
That, and different user rights on all files is the core of making Linux safe
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