Ubuntu – AVAST antivirus for Ubuntu


Will Avast work for Ubuntu? I would love to use avast on my Ubuntu os. I went to the Avast site and it gave me 3 different file download choices for Linux. one was a rpm,deb and the other just took me to a page with a bunch of letters and signs? How do i install new programs using ubtuntu and if avast will not work, what is the best free linux antivirus?

Best Answer

Step 1. click here to Download avast

step 2 : enter the following command /Downloads

  cd ./Downloads
  sudo dpkg -i avast-linux-home-edition-1.3.0.deb

step 3 : To start using avast antivirus software, You need to Register with avast here to get a free license key (Don’t worry it’s free!). The license key will be delivered to your email address within 24 hours (usually within a couple of hours).

step 4 : Start the program and enter the license key.

step 5 : To achieve database updating (in my Ubuntu 12.04), the treatment according to Error message in Avast! with the value

according to the comment by 'pbhj' is necessary. That’s all!

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