Avast Workstation has corrupted itself with it's own update.
Well this is something I didn't think I'd have to deal with quite so soon after putting Ubuntu on my laptop.
Being the paranoid individual that I am, I decided to put Avast antivirus (called workstation) on my Ubuntu install. That worked just as smoothly and quickly as expected.
Trouble started when I went to update it. It freaked out and gave me some kind of error. In my moment of idiocy I forgot to write it down, but needless to say, something didn't work, and now I can't touch the avast workstation.
Attempting to open it produces an error window that only says "Error occurred in Avast! engine: invalid argument". Reinstalling does nothing, and since I'm clueless as to how Linux works, I figured I'd ask for help before I do something I can't fix short of a reformat of the Ubuntu partition on my drive.
I've looked in the software manager, and Avast doesn't even show up in the list. I have no idea what to do at this point. I have a suspicion that when it attempted to update it's core engine the files had to be deleted, but since I didn't run it with root privileges it couldn't delete the outdated engine.
Since my ownership of Ubuntu can be counted in hours on one hand, I have a feeling this is a basic question, and I'll probably feel like an idiot once I read the answer. Assuming there is an answer.
Last edited by Gravity_Dragon; 02-22-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Reason: Solution reached