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Need help installing eset 4 on Xubuntu


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#1 Xirw

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

I am pretty new to linux machines and im learning new things day by day but is there anyone out there that can help walk me through this? Basically I wanted to try eset for linux but the website only gives instructions on how to install it on more popular Linux OS like Ubuntu.

 

From what I understand it is possible according to their website but I might need to do extra steps and im not sure what.

 

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2653&locale=en_US

 

(Please don't tell me I don't need an AV on Linux lol I upload windows files from it to use on my other computer, and its always good to have something instead of nothing either way)

 

Any help would be appreciated, thanks



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

You won't know if there is extra steps involved until you attempt the install, then you will be able to see the response.

 

It's quite possible it will install without further configuration, other than what is listed.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention I have tried the installation process but when I click on it, a fast 1 second terminal window opens up and nothing else happens. Not really sure what to do from there.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

run the installer from a terminal as root...



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

I prefer Clam AV . ESET on Linux? Speechless. Have eset updated its Linux antivirus in the last 6 months?

 

ClamTk is a frontend for ClamAV. You must install Clam AV first or Clam TK will not work.

 

To install ClamAV and its front end ClamTK open terminal and type.

sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk

How to use Clam via Terminal.

At first you have to update the virus definitions with:

sudo freshclam

Then you can scan for viruses.

 clamscan OPTIONS File/Folder 

Examples:

  • To check all files on the computer, displaying the name of each file:

    clamscan -r /
    
  • To check all files on the computer, but only display infected files and ring a bell when found:

    clamscan -r --bell -i /
    
  • To check files in the all users home directories:

    clamscan -r /home
    
  • To check files in the USER home directory and move infected files to another folder:

    clamscan -r --move=/home/USER/VIRUS /home/USER
    
  • To check files in the USER home directory and remove infected files (WARNING: Files are gone.):

    clamscan -r --remove /home/USER
    
  • To see more options:

    clamscan --help
    

Edited by NickAu1, 15 July 2014 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

I understood OP wanted to scan exe files and the like using his nix machine, for use on his Windows machine...



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:05 PM

Yes I know. I will refrain from commenting.

 

I hope this helps.

How to install ESET Smart Security in Ubuntu - YouTube

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

I'm thunking that it may be ineffective at detecting Windows threats though... You may want to research whether ESET for Linux actually does that, OP.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the replies. I test antivirus software and the Mac version of ESET detects Windows malware and vice versa. So hopefully it will be the same way with Linux. ClamAV is absolutely horrible at detecting windows threats (I understand its best used with Linux) but I wanted to give Eset a shot first.

 

 

"run the installer from a terminal as root..."

 

What exactly would the command be for that?



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

This may be beyond you at this stage.

 

Google will be your friend in this endeavour should you choose to continue, I am unable to lead you through basics when the internet is right in front of you, sorry.

 

you could start reading with how to open a specific file in Linux.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:00 PM

How do I Download and Install ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for ...

 

 

Did you see the Link in post 7?

 

How to install ESET Smart Security in Ubuntu - YouTube


Edited by NickAu1, 15 July 2014 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

I did the root command and it worked. Thanks!

 

 

NickAu1 - I posted that eset link in my first post lol and unfortunately the youtube video didn't work as it was the same thing I tried. But thanks for your help



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:29 PM

the website only gives instructions on how to install it on more popular Linux OS like Ubuntu.

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Xubuntu is Ubuntu with xfce. It is just another window manager. Ubuntu instructions should work for you as well.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

I did the root command and it worked. Thanks!

 

I'm glad it worked out for you. :thumbup2:

 

Well done.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

 

the website only gives instructions on how to install it on more popular Linux OS like Ubuntu.

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Xubuntu is Ubuntu with xfce. It is just another window manager. Ubuntu instructions should work for you as well.

 

Yeah it did, just didnt know I needed root permissions






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