Not sure how to install Bitdefender

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  1. SuperSapien

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    I just downloaded Bitdefender on my Linux Mint laptop and I'm not sure how to install it, the install file is a .deb.run. Does anyone know how to install Bitdefender? I would like to have it on my laptop. I cant find any clear directions on how to install it.
     
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    May I ask where you downloaded this file from? Because I've never seen a ".deb.run" file, but either ".deb" or ".run".

    Usually what I do:
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    chmod +x file.run
    This gives the file execute permissions.

    Then you run it:
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    ./file.run
    But if it's a .deb file, all you have to do is:

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    dpkg -i /home/your-user/file-location/file.deb
     
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    So chmod +x BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.7-1-linux-amd64.deb.run? Then ./BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.7-1-linux-amd64.deb
    file.run?
     
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    Thanks.:thumb: BTW put sudo before
    ./BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.7-1-linux-amd64.deb.run if run into permission isssues?
     
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    You're welcome.
    Yes.
     
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    If it was just a .deb file all you have to do is click on it. I'm not sure why Bitdefender would make it more difficult than is necessary but I'm sure they have their reasons.
     
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    I ran into a problem when running chmod BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.7-1-linux-amd64.deb.run it says chmod: missing operand after ‘BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.7-1-linux-amd64.deb.run’.
     
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    To be perfectly honest i dont see why you are trying to install bitdefender or any other av on linux.It will be just a waste of resources and more strain on your system.If you insist on using an av then maybe you should consider clam av.
     
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    Please paste the complete terminal output, from when you pasted the command.
     
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    So I add http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ via the Synaptic Package Manager?
    Then wget http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc sudo apt-key add bd.key.asc via the terminal? Then of course sudo apt-get update and last sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui.
     
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    If it allows for adding repos, then yes.

    Yes but those are two separate command, don't forget that.

    If that's the name of the package you're looking for, yes :)
     
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    Thanks. But I'm a little confused on how I should add this new repo? Screenshot from 2016-02-27.png
     
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    You could edit the file "/etc/apt/sources.list" and add the following to the bottom of it:

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    # Bitdefender
    deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free (add to sources)
    
     
  19. SuperSapien

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    Thanks I was able to install BD.:) But it crashes every time I try to run a scan.:(
     
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    Please open BD via Terminal, then paste the output of the crash.
     
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    How do I open BitDefender in the Terminal? I tried entering bitdefender and even bitdefender scanner nothing happened.
     
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    If you open the Terminal and type "bitdefender" (Don't press ENTER) and press TAB, does any suggestion for a command appear?
    @SuperSapien
     
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    No.
     
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    All I get is bitmap.
     
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