How to install Avira Antivir

Asked by Sjefke01 on 2010-12-09

I Looked for a free Antivirus solution for Ubuntu 10.10 and came across Avira Antivir Personal for Linux (v3.1.3.4-1). I selected the Unix/Linux version for download. The result is a .tar.gz file of 54 MB. So far so good, ,but what to do next? I am new to the Linux community and don't know how to execute the Install script. Further questions:

1) is Avira a good choice anyway
2) I had installed AVG but that one consumed all of my memory forcing me to uninstall AVG

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Pretty much sums it up, did you not find this / search for any guides!!??

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #2

Have you unpacked the antivirus package? What are the instructions included in it?

You most probably need to run that install script under Terminal.

mycae (mycae) said : #3

You don't need an anti-virus under ubuntu, particularly if you keep to the software repositories (second paragraph in "discussion")

Or you can use ClamAV

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-clamav/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y install clamav freshclam clamav-daemon; sudo freshclam

Should do you just fine. The PPA gets added as it has newer definitions and scanning engines than the ubuntu repos.

Sjefke01 (j-gemke) said : #5

OK I Downloaded Avira and executed the installation process which ran fine except 2 error messages when trying to install/configure dazuko.

I can see the Closed Umbrella icon. Have I missed something

You can virus scan using:

sudo avscan

as the guide says....

You literally know as much as me here but others may be able to contribute

Sjefke01 (j-gemke) said : #7

You helped me already with the guide, thanks for that. I did the manual scan, but dazuko seems to manage on-line protection. Can anyone recommend a solution?

Parker Grytdal (thekoolman3) said : #8

I thought Ubuntu didn't get viruses.... it is kinda like installing anti virus on a Apple... completely useless and a wast of your money (f you doneat/buy the software)

It doesn't but if you run a fileserver with windows clients or an email server it is useful. There ARE linux viruses but they are in labs and very experimental.

Saving linux users from themselves as well as stopping email viruses getting perpetuated is always a good thing :)

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