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bit defender

Postby in2media » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:35 pm

i have downloaded
when i click it to install it, it asks,run in terminal, run, cancell
if i click run in terminal or run it scrolls through the license agreement the says enter "accept" , which i do then it just closes?

any one got any ideas on how to install this app
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Re: bit defender

Postby Kaye » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:16 pm

I don't know about the app, but I do know that you really don't need it. Antivirus programs are completely unnecessary in Linux, just make sure you have the default Firewall enabled and you'll be fine.
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Antivirus or defragging?

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Re: bit defender

Postby DrHu » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:51 am

in2media wrote:..any one got any ideas on how to install this app

It is an .exe file
  • Boot to windows
  • Install bitdefender, or get it directly from the web
OK, maybe I mixed up the names Microsoft has a similarly named product
--bitdefenders web based virus scanner
    System requirements:
    Microsoft Windows 2000, XP SP2, Vista
    Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 or later
    What is BitDefender ?
    BitDefender is a program to check for Windows viruses and malware.
Nothing to do with Linux
Bitdefender is a Microsoft windows only product to compete with third party produvts like Norton or Mcafee anti-virus. ... laylang=en
the name I mixed it up with heck maybe it's the same company with a different more complete version than what is available on Windows..

________Sorry ! ______________
Ok, finally checked your file name ... unices-76/
Don't just run it in a terminal from the desktop
--actually open a terminal and run the install, then you will see any error messages; you could also adjust your run in terminal to be [x]stay open after application closes; but running directly inside the terminal application would be the best approach.
mint menu>Applications>Terminal
to attempt the install of that application
in the terminal
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
sudo BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.amd64.deb
--and you have cd(Changed Directory) or right-click Open terminal from the directory (folder ) where you have downloaded the file; if it is not the only .deb file in that folder use the whole name or enough of the name to be unique to install it..
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Re: bit defender

Postby DrHu » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:07 am

If it is not windows you are running, why not use a supported or native Linux application, if you are concerned about viruses getting through from windows
--since Linux itself usually does not have any concerns about viruses.. ... ation.html

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Re: bit defender

Postby radiancia » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:33 pm

It may be too late to help in2media, but hopefully this post will be useful to other users. I was able to successfully install Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices on my i586 Mint 8 Machine by following these steps:

1. Request a free license from (You can download directly from without registering, but the trial will end in 30 days. You have to register to get a longer time (around 200 days, I believe).)

2. Download '' and '' from the link in the email BitDefender sends you.

3. Open the download folder in a terminal by right-clicking in Nautilus (the file explorer) and selecting 'Open in Terminal'.

4. Run

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md5sum -c
to check your download's integrity. (It should say 'OK', otherwise your download may be corrupted and you should download it again.)

5. Run

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chmod +x
to make the file executable. Then close the terminal.

6. Right-click the download folder in Nautilus and choose 'Open as root'. (Otherwise you will get the effect in2media described: the installer will appear to run fine but will stop suddenly without installing after you type 'accept' and press enter.)

7. In the new window (it should have a red background, at least it does on my machine), double-click on the '' file and choose 'Run in Terminal'.

8. Keep pressing space until you see the line asking you to type accept. Type 'accept' (without the quotes) and press enter.

9. Watch as the installer installs BitDefender. The installer should place a link to the gui in your menu. Open it and enter your license key (if you requested one).

10. Enjoy!

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Re: bit defender

Postby gn2 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:48 pm

Kaye wrote:~ I do know that you really don't need it. Antivirus programs are completely unnecessary in Linux ~

That depends on your usage.
Use Linux on your employer's network and cause an infection to the other computers on the network and you could quickly be seeking new employment.
Also, if you're running a Linux powered e-mail server you will need it.

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