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mihouser 04-27-2009 01:14 PM

AVG anti-virus on Ubuntu 8
I downloaded AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition for Linux (avg85flx-r287-a2632.i386.deb). after I downloaded the file the Package Installer started. When it was done I didn't see a AVG app in my Applications tab. I did double click on the installer again and the Package installer opened up and it looks like the only option I have is to re-install.

I looked at a few other internet links and it looks like there is are a few different ways to install applications. I got the install instructions from here Is there a better way to do this? Is the program really installed? How do I find it? Would Clamav be a better option?


repo 04-27-2009 01:20 PM

take a look at
to create a launcher

mihouser 04-29-2009 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by repo (Post 3522696)
take a look at
to create a launcher

I followed these instructions but the app. did not get put in the Applications tab. I ran the sudo nano /usr/share/applications/avg.desktop that file did get placed in the /usr/share/applications/ Do I need to be logged in as root?


repo 04-29-2009 03:23 PM

When you sudo, you are root to execute that command.


Making a launcher to start AVG


sudo rm -r /usr/share/applications/avggui.desktop
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/avg.desktop


[Desktop Entry]
Name=AVG Antivirus
Exec=gksudo avggui &

save and exit.

You can now start AVG by going to Applications tab ---> System Tools.

It is a good idea to logout, and login again after you did all the changes.

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