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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http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/11/install-avira-antivir-personal-ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat/

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

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/w/index.php?title=Software_repository (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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

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

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