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Opening downloaded apps

Post by Jack054 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:44 pm

I cannot figure out how to open a downloaded antivirus app using the new Software Manager.

I'm using mint xfce 18.3. The new Software Manager was installed with the latest update and I need help to open the downloaded antivirus app.
Thanks for your help
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by bettik » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:52 pm

How did you download the file and what kind of file is it? Directly from a web site? If so, there is usually instructions on how to install on the download site.
I'm a noob but sometimes I get it right by mistake :roll: ~Jim
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by AZgl1500 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:54 pm

I appreciate your concern about viruses, but that is a hold over from Windows....

you don't need an anti-virus app on Linux.

the browser is your first line of defense, take care of it from there, I use uBlock Origin and that is all.

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by richyrich » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:04 pm

If it is clam that you installed, it is not a GUI and is run by the terminal, the GUI you want is called clam-tk, you will need to download/install that to see an actual program.

With that said, I have been running Linux Mint since Mint version 5, and have NEVER installed an av, and have NEVER caught a sniffle, let alone a virus. :shock:
I agree with AZgl1500, protect your Internet Browser . . :)

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Jack054 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 pm

I downloaded from the ESET antivirus site.

I right clicked the downloaded file and the Software Manager was an option for opening the file.
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Jack054 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 pm

Is "uBlock Origin" a browser?
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by richyrich » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Was it a .deb file ? or some sort of zip? If it was a deb file, choose "open with gdebi package installer"
Mint 18.3 is based on Ubuntu 16.04, did you download the correct version?

PS: uBlock Origin is a Mozilla Add-on that you can download/install from Firefox's Add-ons menu. (I use it)

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Mattyboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:17 pm

Jack054 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 pm
I downloaded from the ESET antivirus site.

I right clicked the downloaded file and the Software Manager was an option for opening the file.
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Just had a look at the site and can't even see a Linux version...... you don't need to use one in Linux, I never have, never had problems.

Delete it, forget it... install browser protection extensions and you're good to go.

In firefox ( and many others ) go to tools/extensions and search for and add ublock origin and https everywhere... that's it.

EDIT: No I was wrong they do have one for Linux.... still don't need it though.

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Jack054 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:32 pm

Thanks all - I will check out the uBlock Origin extension
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Flemur » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:14 pm

Mattyboy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:17 pm
EDIT: No I was wrong they do have one for Linux.... still don't need it though.
Really? I find references to it, but can't download anything.

https://www.eset.com/us/
Link "Secure your Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, or your Business. "
Click --> page which doesn't mention linux.

This, found thru google
https://www.eset.com/us/home/antivirus-linux/
Has a menu w/windows and mac but no linux.

From antivirus-linux -> "Download free 30 day trial"
--> https://www.eset.com/us/home/free-trial/ = nothing to download, just a loop back to the main site.

Pretty funky website!
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Schultz » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 pm

I suggest reading from the link below, written by forum member Pjotr.

Security in Linux Mint: an explanation and some tips

P.S. I also use uBlock Origin.

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Mattyboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:43 am

Flemur wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:14 pm
https://www.eset.com/us/download/home/
Yeah, they list it.... didn't click the link though.. 'cuase you know, why would I :lol:

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:54 pm
I appreciate your concern about viruses, but that is a hold over from Windows....

you don't need an anti-virus app on Linux.
I'm not a fan of anti-virus software on either Linux or Windows for several reasons, but make no mistake, malware does exist in both environments.
richyrich wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:04 pm
With that said, I have been running Linux Mint since Mint version 5, and have NEVER installed an av, and have NEVER caught a sniffle, let alone a virus. :shock:
But how would you know you never caught a virus if you never installed an anti-virus to detect them? ;)
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by thx-1138 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:56 am

Mattyboy wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:43 am
Flemur wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:14 pm
https://www.eset.com/us/download/home/
Yeah, they list it.... didn't click the link though.. 'cuase you know, why would I :lol:
...same here - every time i've accidentally clicked such links, to my dismay,
i found later on that my linux install had become infected with AV trial products! :lol:

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Mattyboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:15 am

gm10 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 am


But how would you know you never caught a virus if you never installed an anti-virus to detect them? ;)
"if there is a process running that did not come from the repos with apt-get or dpkg, the following line will show it"

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cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list > /tmp/listin ; ls -F /proc/*/exe|sed s'/@//1' |xargs -l readlink | grep -vxFf /tmp/listin; rm /tmp/listin
"If you get no results that's good"

Credit the original poster.. forget who.
thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:56 am
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:lol:

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:21 am

Mattyboy wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:15 am
"if there is a process running that did not come from the repos with apt-get or dpkg, the following line will show it"
If only malware detection was that easy. First google result: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... epository/

Linux is no different from Windows - users install random binaries left and right and put a sudo in front without second thought. If desktop Linux was more popular more malware would be written for it, too (see Android, for example, for a popular mobile linux distro with a very "healthy" malware supply).
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by thx-1138 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 am

gm10 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:21 am
If only malware detection was that easy........
...if only AV was ever the 'solution'...

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:27 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 am
gm10 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:21 am
If only malware detection was that easy........
...if only AV was ever the 'solution'...
As I said above, I'm not a fan of AV. But the "Linux is safe" slogan is just as problematic. Both of those things give the user a false sense of security.
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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by Mattyboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:31 am

gm10 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:21 am


Linux is no different from Windows - users install random binaries left and right and put a sudo in front without second thought.
True, you can't fix PEBKAC.... but you can NOT add them to the sudoers file. :lol:

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Re: Opening downloaded apps

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:52 am

Mattyboy wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:15 am
gm10 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 am


But how would you know you never caught a virus if you never installed an anti-virus to detect them? ;)
"if there is a process running that did not come from the repos with apt-get or dpkg, the following line will show it"

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cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list > /tmp/listin ; ls -F /proc/*/exe|sed s'/@//1' |xargs -l readlink | grep -vxFf /tmp/listin; rm /tmp/listin
"If you get no results that's good"

Credit the original poster.. forget who.
thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:56 am
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:lol:

and obviously Linux don't need no piddling AV app :lol:

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john@john-TP500LA ~ $ cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list > /tmp/listin ; ls -F /proc/*/exe|sed s'/@//1' |xargs -l readlink | grep -vxFf /tmp/listin; rm /tmp/listin
john@john-TP500LA ~ $ 

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