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installing avast
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:14:59 PM »
 

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how do i install the free avast anti-virus on LL?
i looked on their website but cant seem to find a way there
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Re: installing avast
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 07:23:05 PM »
 

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Try here :

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https://support.avast.com/en-eu/article/131/
As you read it explains how to install.
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Re: installing avast
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 07:46:24 PM »
 

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at 1st line of terminal it tells me permission denied ect and am i root ?
 

Re: installing avast
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 08:19:07 PM »
 

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at 1st line of terminal it tells me permission denied ect and am i root ?

Need elevated rights, type sudo then command, you'll be prompted for your password..
It'll look like
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sudo command
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Re: installing avast
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 08:42:22 PM »
 

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Why?  We have ClamAV in the repositories if you think you need antivirus software on Linux (which you prob'ly don't).
 

Re: installing avast
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 02:59:06 PM »
 

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In the source.lists try to stay clean. If possible, use LL-repositories. In principle, you do not need anti-virus software with GNU / Linux.
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Re: installing avast
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 06:12:53 PM »
 

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I'm certainly not in a position to make any definite statement about it, but the Lite manual does say

"Viruses can occur on any computer system. The following tutorial is a collection of commands that allows you to scan your entire system for viruses.

Install the virus scanner:   [etc.] "

file:///usr/share/doc/litemanual/tutorials.html?q=virus&x=4&y=6&per_page=7&matchtype=0#antivirus

So maybe there is a need to be cautious....
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Re: installing avast
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 07:45:24 PM »
 

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The biggest benefit to Linux users having antivirus software is for the sake of their friends who use Windows.  Even though your own system may not be vulnerable to most malware, you can forward it to others via e-mail or other forms of sharing.  It can be a filter for your friends on Windows.
 


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