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Old 10-26-2006, 03:57 AM   #1
IonMarais
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How do I run antivirus after installing it?


Hey there guy's, earlier 2day I installed avast on my home linux system. It was a rpm file so I used the rpm command in the console to install it.However after installing it I realized I have no idea how to run it in either the typing console or the GUI. Where does RH normally put newly installed programs, like antivirus software. And how would I go about running it or any other programs I install in the typing console? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 05:42 AM   #2
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Where does RH normally put newly installed programs?
Wherever the rpm says to, basically. Have you checked through your menues?
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how would I go about running it or any other programs I install in the typing console?
Normally you just type the name of the program ... but, unless the program maintainers have told you what that is, you have a guessing game on your hands.

Try "apropos avast" and see what comes up.
In this case, you type "avast" + the various options ... have you tried "man avast" or "info avast"?

However, there should be a menue item to bring up the user interface (according to the developer).

But take a look at this security advisory:
http://www.security.nnov.ru/Mdocument243.html
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Avast Linux Home Edition represents an antivirus solution for the Linux platform.
When it scans for virus, it creates a temporary directory in /tmp in an
insecure manner...
Note: you are probably better with a more open project, anyway, like clamav.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 10-26-2006 at 05:47 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 05:52 AM   #3
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Thanks, appreciate it
 
Old 10-26-2006, 06:10 AM   #4
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Hi, for avast, I think its 'avastgui' the command to run it. You'll have to enter your key though, before you can perform any scans.

Cheers

Serafean
 
  


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