avg anti virus says Update process failed. Reason:..

Asked by Nicholas on 2009-02-01

After solviing the netgear problem, I find that avg update fails because "Update process failed.
Reason: Process 'avgupdate' is already running". It isn't. I suspect that I need to enter the licence. (how?) If this fails, how do I uninstall it? Can anyone help?

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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To unistall avg

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(if the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

dpkg -l | grep -i avg

you will get the installed avg package name for example:

ii avg75fld 7.5.51_a1243 Free edition of antivirus solution with GUI.

The name of installed avg is avg75fld so to remove it we must type:

sudo apt-get --purge remove avg75fld

then to install the free release:

wget http://www.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg75fld-r51-a1243.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i avg75fld-r51-a1243.i386.deb

to run it as root and to update:

gksudo avggui

Hope this helps

Nicholas (nbowlzer) said : #2

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.

Avg is free for personal use, so in a different environment i suggest you to use and install Clamav

Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library

http://www.clamav.net/

Please first enable the universe repository:

Open System → Administration → Software sources → [ Tab Ubuntu software ]
enable "Community Maintained open source software (universe)"
Close and confirm the repository reload.

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(if the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk

clamtk the gui interface for clamav you will fint it under the menu:

Applications→System Tools → Virus scanner

Hope this helps