can't open any of my downloads

Asked by Lee Mosley on 2010-02-02

When I download and save the file ,my archive mgr says an error occurred while loading archive. Then the title [ Command Line Output] above explanation box says End-of-Central directory not found. Either this file is not a zipfile,or it constitutes one disk of mult-part archive.In the latter case the Central Directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: can not find zip file directory in one of /home/leemosley/Downloads/Avira_Antivir_personal_en.exe.

This has happen when I tried to download two different ant-virus programs. I could download and save but when I tried to open them I got the above message each time.

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arochester (arochester) said :
#1

.exe

This is not a Linux program, it is a Microsoft Windows Program.

Linux is not Windows. Windows is not Linux.

If you are a sole user, with Linux you most probably don't need an antivirus program.

If you absolutely must, look at a Linux antivirus program e.g. ClamAV

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Lee Mosley (leemosley66) said :
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zvacet (ivicakolic) said :
#3

You can not run Windows programs in linux like you can not run linux programs in Windows.If you are average user you don't need antivirus software.Read more at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus

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Lee Mosley (leemosley66) said :
#4

This did not solve my problem, when I go to cnet downloads and find programs that is written for Linux, I can download, but when I try to open the file,I still get the same answer. Are you telling me that ubuntu only recognizes its only sofware.

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Alexandr Novel (normalex) said :
#5

Lee,
could you give me an example of Linux app from CNET you'd like to run? i want to try the same route as you do.
thanks.

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Lee Mosley (leemosley66) said :
#6

Alexandr go to avg.com and try to download the trial version Avg Server Edition 8.5 for Linux. I can download but it will not open. You can also go to cnet and try the version Kasperty antivirus written for linux users. Let me know if either of these will run for you. Thanks.

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Best Alexandr Novel (normalex) said :
#7

The AVG Linux server comes in different packages. The most convenient for ubuntu is the .deb one.
Download it, save it. Then you can use gdebi-gtk or dpkg commands.
here is the link on how to use dpkg from Terninal.
http://linux.about.com/od/ubuntu_doc/a/ubudg21t2.htm
if you are using ubuntu desktop then run gdebi-gtk graphical application that really simplifies deb installation.
post back your results :)

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Alexandr Novel (normalex) said :
#8
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Lee Mosley (leemosley66) said :
#9

Alexandr, I downloaded avg and save the file,then used gebi which installed the package. The installation was a success, but I must confess I'm just learning ubuntu os and I thought I would able to click on applications and find this program and run it. I just downloaded Klam AV from ubuntu free software, click on applications>systems tools>virus scanner and was able to run the program. How do I pull up this avg application to run it. Thanks for you patience. Lee

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Alexandr Novel (normalex) said :
#10

Lee, what is your intention of using antivirus?
Most of AVs for Linux are server based to check passing Internet and
email traffic addressed primarily for Windows outlook and Internet
explorer users.
Practically speaking for desktop user you should be more concerned
about trusted sources of applications you are installing on Ubuntu and
network tight security.

On 6 February 2010 13:52, Lee Mosley
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Question #99580 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99580
>
>    Status: Answered => Solved
>
> Lee Mosley confirmed that the question is solved:
> Alexandr, I downloaded avg and save the file,then used gebi which
> installed the package. The installation was a success, but I  must
> confess I'm just learning ubuntu os and I thought I would able to click
> on applications and find this program and run it. I just downloaded Klam
> AV from ubuntu free software, click on applications>systems tools>virus
> scanner and was able to run the program.  How do I pull up this avg
> application to run it.  Thanks for you patience. Lee
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

--
Sincerely,
Alexander N.

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Alexandr Novel (normalex) said :
#11

Here is a link for pretty detailed manual for AVG Linux AV server.
http://download.avg.com/filedir/doc/LINUX_GROUP/AVG_Anti-Virus_for_Linux/avg_avl_uma_en_85_2.pdf

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Lee Mosley (leemosley66) said :
#12

Alexandr, I was going to use avg to scan my email accounts and certain web
sites, but you have educated me on certain aspects of using ubuntu os;such
as using Klan av which is one of my free programs and informing me that
windows applications are for windows and linux applications are for
linux. I'm just a desktop user,I am taking your advice and useing the many
free applications that is offered with my new os. Many thanks for your
expertise. Lee

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Alexandr Novel <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #99580 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99580
>
> Alexandr Novel posted a new comment:
> Lee, what is your intention of using antivirus?
> Most of AVs for Linux are server based to check passing Internet and
> email traffic addressed primarily for Windows outlook and Internet
> explorer users.
> Practically speaking for desktop user you should be more concerned
> about trusted sources of applications you are installing on Ubuntu and
> network tight security.
>
>
> On 6 February 2010 13:52, Lee Mosley
> <email address hidden> wrote:
> > Question #99580 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99580
> >
> > Status: Answered => Solved
> >
> > Lee Mosley confirmed that the question is solved:
> > Alexandr, I downloaded avg and save the file,then used gebi which
> > installed the package. The installation was a success, but I must
> > confess I'm just learning ubuntu os and I thought I would able to click
> > on applications and find this program and run it. I just downloaded Klam
> > AV from ubuntu free software, click on applications>systems tools>virus
> > scanner and was able to run the program. How do I pull up this avg
> > application to run it. Thanks for you patience. Lee
> >
> > --
> > You received this question notification because you are a direct
> > subscriber of the question.
> >
>
>
> --
> Sincerely,
> Alexander N.
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

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Alexandr Novel (normalex) said :
#13

GNU/Linux is VERY powerful choice for new era desktops. For newcomers
it's very hard in the beginning to grasp new concepts and change from
Windows thinking, but when you start feeling confident you'll do work
much more efficiently then you used to.
So, read all manuals and forums simply because developers behind free
software don't have much time documenting constantly evolving
features.
Also, try to stick to Ubuntu's official application repositories (aka
install programs primarily from Software Center) for at least couple
months it will help to avoid many problems and gives you chance to
read more articles about what GNU/Linux is and particularly Ubuntu
distribution, and the most important how to use it.
In the begging i anticipate that you will freshly reinstall Ubuntu
couple times so backup data somewhere :)

On 11 February 2010 07:24, Lee Mosley
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Question #99580 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99580
>
> Lee Mosley posted a new comment:
> Alexandr, I was going to use avg to scan my email accounts and certain web
> sites, but you have educated me on certain aspects of using ubuntu os;such
> as using Klan av which is one of my free programs and informing me that
> windows applications are for windows and linux applications are for
> linux. I'm just a desktop user,I am taking your advice and useing the many
> free applications that is offered with my new os. Many thanks for your
> expertise. Lee
>
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Alexandr Novel <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
>> Your question #99580 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99580
>>
>> Alexandr Novel posted a new comment:
>> Lee, what is your intention of using antivirus?
>> Most of AVs for Linux are server based to check passing Internet and
>> email traffic addressed primarily for Windows outlook and Internet
>> explorer users.
>> Practically speaking for desktop user you should be more concerned
>> about trusted sources of applications you are installing on Ubuntu and
>> network tight security.
>>
>>
>> On 6 February 2010 13:52, Lee Mosley
>> <email address hidden> wrote:
>> > Question #99580 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
>> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/99580
>> >
>> >    Status: Answered => Solved
>> >
>> > Lee Mosley confirmed that the question is solved:
>> > Alexandr, I downloaded avg and save the file,then used gebi which
>> > installed the package. The installation was a success, but I  must
>> > confess I'm just learning ubuntu os and I thought I would able to click
>> > on applications and find this program and run it. I just downloaded Klam
>> > AV from ubuntu free software, click on applications>systems tools>virus
>> > scanner and was able to run the program.  How do I pull up this avg
>> > application to run it.  Thanks for you patience. Lee
>> >
>> > --
>> > You received this question notification because you are a direct
>> > subscriber of the question.
>> >
>>
>>
>> --
>> Sincerely,
>> Alexander N.
>>
>> You received this question notification because you are a direct
>> subscriber of the question.
>>
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

--
Sincerely,
Alexander N.