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how to install avira

Postby shadowdragon on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:41 pm

Hi everyone does anyone know how to install that software??
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Re: how to install avira

Postby shadowdragon on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:50 pm

I have found this chunk of information but seriously i have no ideas what going on. Thus can anyone help me with this, i have post my question in blue.


To install the antvir PE Linux Please do the following steps:

1. as root (what does it mean? it is a folder in my file system or do i have to create one?)
# cd /tmp

2. Please download from here:
# wget http://free-av.com/personal/en/unix/ant ... ers.tar.gz

3. extract the downloaded tarfile (should i just double click as like a zip file?)
# tar xvpzf antivir-workstation-pers.tar.gz

4. change dir
# cd antivir-workstation-pers-2.1.9-18 (where can i do this? Terminal??)

5. start install script. and follow the installation instructions
./install (how do i go about doing this)

6. remove the old antivir.conf
# mv /etc/antivir.conf /etc/antivir.conf.old (how do i go about doing this)

Please do not forget to do an update
# antivir --update
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Re: how to install avira

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:57 am

shadowdragon,

You want to run a proprietary Windows anti-virus application on Linux. Why? First off you don't need it to protect Linux, and in the second place it would really surprise me if it had any capabilities that would be of benefit to Linux anyway. After all it was written for Windows, even though they advertise that it will now run on *nix.

If you wish to run an anti-virus to help protect Windows systems on your network at least run something that might actually be helpful to you. ClamAV is in the repos and is open source software. At least it has been vetted to work and not break things. Also keep in mind that it takes a lot of memory and processing power to run anti-virus, so it will slow your system down to some degree, depending on how muscular your system is.

http://www.linux.com/feature/60208

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