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Old 08-02-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
philipluna
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Avast where are you


Hi well this is my second post in as many minutes .First of all I found this site http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2009...nty-jackalope/
It is a TO DO LIST when you first install UBUNTU 9.04 BEING A NEWBIE I found it very good.
I installed Avast anti virus all went well updated everything then when I came to go into applications to open it It wasn't there any ideas where I can access my anti virus . I loose many things but never an anti virus b4 jajajajjaj
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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Hi well this is my second post in as many minutes .First of all I found this site http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2009...nty-jackalope/
It is a TO DO LIST when you first install UBUNTU 9.04 BEING A NEWBIE I found it very good.
I installed Avast anti virus all went well updated everything then when I came to go into applications to open it It wasn't there any ideas where I can access my anti virus . I loose many things but never an anti virus b4 jajajajjaj
do u require a anti virus on Linux

i think not
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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Any particular reason why you need an antivirus? Are you running a server that includes windows clients? Otherwise a firewall should deal effectively with any security issues.

If you want to find your avast executable and you've installed it via a .deb package then it ought to be in /usr/bin. At a terminal try
Code:
ls /usr/bin/avas*
and see what you find.
cheers,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 08-02-2009 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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Many thanks for youre quick replys . I was just tying to cover my back with the antivirus I was hopeing to do my internet banking on this old laptop so thought Antivirus was needed.
I did a search for Avast as you suggested and got
~$ ls /usr/bin/avas*
ls: cannot access /usr/bin/avas*: No such file or directory
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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Try whereis avast,from a terminal.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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didnt come up with anything command not recognised
 
Old 08-02-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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It sounds like it's not installed. I really don't think it's worth having if you're not consorting with windows boxes. How exactly did you install avast?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-02-2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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didnt come up with anything command not recognised
Sounds like you got the command wrong,here's an example:

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ whereis iceweasel
iceweasel: /usr/bin/iceweasel /etc/iceweasel /usr/lib/iceweasel /usr/lib64/iceweasel /usr/share/iceweasel /usr/share/man/man1/iceweasel.1.gz
You can also search for the executable with which avast.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 02:15 PM   #9
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hey, you don't really require an anti-virus on ubuntu unless you're using your computer as a server for windows clients like jdkaye said
 
Old 08-02-2009, 03:09 PM   #10
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I use avast on Win XP which is on my first hard drive and highly recommend it. However i don't have a real need for it in ubuntu my OS of choice. But too many years of MS leave me a little paranoid. I installed Bitdefender for Unices with a free license (for home use). Installs easily to the /opt directory and places a menu entry in "System Tools". I use it to scan my Windows partition.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #11
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If interested you can DL Bitdefender here:
http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-8...or-Unices.html
 
  


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