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AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:53 am
by jaime54
Until the Linux Mint 18.3 there was no problem to install AV Bitdefender 7.7.1 But this time wit Linux Mint 19 there was an error message when installing the GUI.
It is asking for a Package: libpango1.0-0 which it is not installed.

How to solve the problem?

Please find the whole monitor messages

"Do you want to install BitDefender Antivirus Scanner GUI package ? (Y/n) Y
Installing BitDefender Antivirus Scanner GUI v7.7.1-1809 ...
Selecting previously unselected package bitdefender-scanner-gui.
(Reading database ... 274401 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack bitdefender-scanner-gui_7.7.1-1809_i386.deb ...
Unpacking bitdefender-scanner-gui (7.7.1-1809) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bitdefender-scanner-gui:
bitdefender-scanner-gui depends on libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.8-5); however:
Package libpango1.0-0 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package bitdefender-scanner-gui (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
bitdefender-scanner-gui"

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:09 am
by Pjotr
jaime54 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:53 am
Until the Linux Mint 18.3 there was no problem to install AV Bitdefender 7.7.1 But this time wit Linux Mint 19 there was an error message when installing the GUI.
It is asking for a Package: libpango1.0-0 which it is not installed.

How to solve the problem?
AV *is* the problem. Solve it by not installing it. In desktop Linux, AV makes your system *less* secure, not more secure, because AV introduces a dangerous vulnerability:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... t/security

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:46 am
by Hoser Rob
I agree, forger the AV software, it's unnecessary in Linux and potentially harmful.

I know some Linux geeks who've been running it on their personal machines for 25 years. I.e. since ALL distros had to be installed like Gentoo. Not one of them has ever used AV software in Linux.

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:28 pm
by jimallyn
I have been using Linux for 16 years and have never used an antivirus. And none of my Linux computers have ever been infected with any virus or malware, nor has the computer of any Linux user I know of. That would take in a lot of people (thousands), since I have been active on Linux forums the entire time I have been using Linux, and much of that time as a moderator or an admin. I won't say that it's impossible to get a virus on Linux, just that I have never seen it happen. Why do you want to run an antivirus program?

PS: I see that this is your first post here. Welcome aboard!

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
by DrM
Your home directory is indeed vulnerable for malware infections by visiting malicious websites.

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 pm
by Pjotr
DrM wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Your home directory is indeed vulnerable for malware infections by visiting malicious websites.
Link to some incidents?

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:33 pm
by DrM
Pjotr wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 pm
DrM wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Your home directory is indeed vulnerable for malware infections by visiting malicious websites.
Link to some incidents?
I don't know any incidents about this. But see
Myth Busting: Is Linux Immune to Viruses?
.

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:24 pm
by Pjotr
DrM wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 pm
DrM wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Your home directory is indeed vulnerable for malware infections by visiting malicious websites.
Link to some incidents?
I don't know any incidents about this.
Neither do I. And I've been a full-time Linux desktop user since 2006 (without running any AV crud).
DrM wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:33 pm
But see
Myth Busting: Is Linux Immune to Viruses?
.
Unconvincing and incomplete.

As far as sending potentially infected files to Windows users is concerned: note that every good e-mail service nowadays, has AV on its servers. Particularly Gmail has better AV on its servers than you could possibly have. And there's also the great virustotal.com for checking files, which applies dozens of AV engines simultaneously. So why run local AV for that?

You might find this article interesting, that I've written about security in desktop Linux:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... urity.html

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:30 pm
by administrollaattori
To see a virus in linux is like seeing an UFO. :wink:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unidentif ... ing_object

PS. I have not seen either of them. :lol: