VIRUS IN LINUX . LEARN HOW TO INSTALL AND RUN AVG ANTIVIRUS IN LINUX

In this post i’ll show you how to install avg antivirus software and also how to run in linux.

You must be thinking why linux need an antivirus , There is no chance of virus in linux . Wrong .  There can be virus in linux , also virus can be created for linux operating system . You might have heard of this line “ NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE ”  . So linux operating system also need an antivirus to stay protected from virus .

HOW TO INSTALL AVG ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE IN LINUX 

  • First check of avg . rpm file  . IF you don’t have download from internet . If you also don’t find it on internet ask me for it .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# ls
3usageeks        avg85flx-r287-a2632.i386.rpm  install.log         rkhunter-1.4.0
anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop                       install.log.syslog  rkhunter-1.4.0.tar.gz
  • Now i’m going to install avg .rpm file .
  • To install type  =  rpm   -ivh   ( i stands for install , v for verbose means graphical view  , h for  hastag means loading process will be in hashtag .)  then write avg .rpm filename  .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# rpm -ivh avg85flx-r287-a2632.i386.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:avg85flx               ########################################### [100%]
Installing 'avgd' service initscripts...
Registering 'avgd' service to runlevels...
Registering with license: 8FREE-VHRDW-PAP8C-E64FA-9ZMGD-6D6L2-EEHG
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
License was successfully changed.
  • Once its installed type below command to start the avg antivirus .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --start
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
Starting avgd
  • To update your antivirus type the command shown below . After typing the command it will connect to the server and will update your antivirus .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgupdate -d
AVG command line update
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
Running update.
Initializing...
Downloading file:  avginfolx.ctf
 15% [==========>                                                        ]
  • Now to start the avg antivirus in linux type the command shown below .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --stat
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
Requesting statistics from WD.
Component       State   Restarts        UpTime
Avid            On      0               1 minute(s)
Oad             Off     0               -
Sched           On      0               1 minute(s)
Tcpd            On      0               1 minute(s)
Update          Off     0               -
  • This command is to check the version of your avg antivirus software . I have shown below two ways to check .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --avg-version
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
AVG version: 8.5.287
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --v
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
  • This commad is to check the all stats .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --stat-all
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
Requesting statistics from WD.
Component       State   Restarts        UpTime
Avid            On      0               2 minute(s)
Oad             Off     0               -
Sched           On      0               2 minute(s)
Tcpd            On      0               2 minute(s)
Update          Off     0               -
Requesting statistics from Tcpd.
Mails checked   :       0
Spam            :       0
Phishings       :       0
Mails infected  :       0
Mails dropped   :       0
Requesting statistics from Avid.
Virus database reloads          :  0
Virus database version          :  270.12.3/2076
Virus database release date     :  Thu, 23 Apr 2009 02:30:00 -04:00
  • Below command is to check the licence information of avg antivirus software .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --licinfo
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
License number: 8FREE-VHRDW-PAP8C-E64FA-9ZMGD-6D6L2
License version: 8
License type: FREE
License expires on: .
Registered user:
Registered company:
  • To stop the avg antivirus software type the commands shown below .
[root@deepitp5 ~]# avgctl --stop
AVG command line controller
Copyright (c) 2009 AVG Technologies CZ
Stoping avgd
  • Type whereis avg    to find where avg configuration file is located in linux operating system .
[root@dhcppc6 ~]# whereis avg
avg: /etc/avg.conf
  • Now open avg configuration file through vim to configure avg .
[root@dhcppc6 ~]# vim /etc/avg.conf

 

 

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