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installing sophos free anti-virus in zorin os 12


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#1 placemat

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:22 PM

Hello Everyone, I am attempting to install Sophos free anti-virus. I use anti-virus no matter what system I am using. In the terminal I have a funny little issue.

I could not use sudo as you must be root to install Sophos, but if I use gksudo I can get as far down as return to display license for Sophos. I saved the file as Downloads.

It is on the return I am having trouble. It does not matter which key I press on the keyboard, I just get a beep sound. It is a wired keyboard, and everything works with it.

I use it in Windows 7 with no worries. I was wondering if there is some other key to press that I am unaware of. As I am new to Zorin os maybe there is some little

trick I do not know of. :bananas:



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

The reason you're having trouble is because this it a windoze anti-virus software and will not run in Linux...anyway Linux doesn't have viruses so you won't need it.   :thumbup2:



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

Hi

 

Have you read this? Sophos Antivirus For Linux

 

 

The reason you're having trouble is because this it a windoze anti-virus software and will not run in Linux..anyway Linux doesn't have viruses so you won't need

There is a Linux version of Sophos, And I agree.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:10 PM

Thank you both for replying. Thank you Nickau for the link above. I will read it, and try again. :bananas:



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:55 PM

In either case if you cannot get it working it's not a issue as Linux is immune to Windows viruses and even though it's not Bulletproof Linux can be recovered quite easily compared to Windows

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:19 AM

Thank you MadmanRB, I will leave it alone, had enough of playing with it, and Zorin is fun and easy to use. :bananas:



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:35 AM

Good Move, placemat.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:37 AM

@placemat:-

 

As long as you have UFW up-and-running, you should be fine. It'll block any nasties (as long as you have it configured correctly), and it doesn't hog all your RAM the way AV does.

 

If I recall correctly, Zorin has it installed by default, although I am going back a few releases. If not, it should be a simple matter of

sudo apt-get install gufw

...in the terminal, then just track it down in the Settings menu, and switch it on. Sorted. Either that, or, again in the terminal,

sudo ufw enable

GUFW is just the graphical 'front-end' for it; its GUI, if you like.....which many Windows 'refugees' will find easier to use.

 

 

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:12 PM

Thank your Mike for replying. I have stopped fiddling with it. Happy to leave it alone. Thank you everyone. :bananas:






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