AVG Antivirus for Linux

Several days ago, I had a chance to test AVG antivirus for Linux. I download the suitable package for my SUSE system.

The installation process was very smooth, just do the usual RPM command :

# rpm -Uvh avglinux-7.1-23_free_suse_avi0676.i386.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:avglinux ########################################### [100%]
avgd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off


AVG7 Anti-Virus command line scanner

Copyright (c) 2005 GRISOFT, s.r.o.

Program version 7.1.23, engine 718

Virus Database: Version 267.14.1/206 2005-12-16

License type is FREE.

Please launch the ‘/opt/grisoft/avggui/bin/avggui_update_licinfo.sh’
script as root for updating license information.

AVG 7.1 Anti-Virus Free for Linux successfully installed.

Next I run the script to update license information :

# /opt/grisoft/avggui/bin/avggui_update_licinfo.sh

I test the antivirus GUI :

If you want to update the virus database just download the new virus database from Grisoft website and put them somewhere.

To update call the following program :

# /opt/grisoft/avg7/bin/avgupdate -f

I put the virus database update in my flash disk (mounted as /media/TEDI), so the complete command will be :

# /opt/grisoft/avg7/bin/avgupdate -f /media/TEDI/
Updating…

Offline update finished successfully.

AVG for Linux is just too darn cool, its GUI is written in Python+GTK. Very cool indeed.

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