How can I install AVIRA AntiVir?

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  1. pjc20571

    pjc20571 Registered Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Hello to everybody!

    I know that Linux Not need an AV as desperately as Windows do,
    BUT I'd like to have AVIRA AntiVir installed.

    (1) From where can I download it?

    (2) How can I (please, guide me step-by-step) install AVIRA AntiVir in my Kubuntu environment?

    Thank you in advance!
  2. tlu

    tlu Guest

    I haven't used it for a long time but AFAIR the package contains installation instructions. If you really think you need real-time protection (you don't, IMHO) you should google for dazuko.
  3. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    This was originally a post at CastleCops, may it rest in peace.
    1. (open) Terminal Window
    2. Get root/admin rights (type) sudo su
    3. Change directories (type) cd(space)/tmp
    4. Download Antivir
      (type) wget
      (Note: There is also a liscense file;; Not sure how it applies. Maybe someone will point out how?)
    5. Extract the downloaded tar file!
      (type) tar xvpzf antivir-workstation-pers.tar.gz
    6. Change directory
      (type) cd antivir-workstation-pers
    7. Install
      (type) ./install
    8. Updating (type) antivir --update
    9. Identify NTFS
      (type) cat /etc/fstab
      (This will tell you where your mount point for the NTFS volume is; should be something like /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1)
    10. Mount NTFS drive
      (type) ntfs-3g /dev/(your drive) /media/(your drive)
    11. Choose a scanning method (type all one line, maintain spaces between flags)
      antivir -lang=EN -rfmalware.txt -r1 --allfiles --alltypes --scan-in-mbox -s -z -onefs -ren /media/(your drive)
      (-ren will rename malware with .xxx instead of deleting)
    12. When done unmount NTFS
      (type) unmount /media/(your drive)
    I hope this is what you needed. I am not very familiar with linux. For me it is monkey see, monkey do. If there are any inconsistencies or tweaking needed to the above Maybe a Linux Pro will correct where it is wrong.
    Also, this was originally written for a windows audience wanting to scan NTFS with Antivir from Knoppix. If you are a Linux only adjust as needed.
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