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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 07:54:53 PM »
Thank You Tech for looking out for us Linux Users (I use both Windows 8 and Ubuntu). :)
Well, like you, I'm only an user regarding to this :)
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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 03:47:25 PM »
The ONLY things that I am missing in the current client are:

- incremental upgrades
- setting that says "Do not bother me with the Virus is found just show it to me in the final report" so I don't have to sit and wait for first virus to show up (or place a virus in the first folder to be scanned) just so I can check the "Do this from now on" and click "Continue".

What I certainly do not miss is a fancy shiny bling-bling gui like the one that Windows users are presented with (seen the beta 8 video...) as I find it scary, overcomplicated, distracting and frankly annoying. The simple gui that we have now is just perfect.

I would not mind a "Change theme / Add skin" feature for those that want to make it look "Oh so puuuuurty..." but I would really rather not see Avast going shiny on Linux by default especially that in current state I can use it on a Pentium 2 machine... and I would hate to loose this.

Just my €0.02... Now I am broke ;).

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2013, 08:23:21 AM »
I've never had a Virus.  :-[  Now that I use exotic flavoures of Linux I feel I never will.  :-\  Dang,...

I like Mageia guy's, probably as it has the KDE desktop, but it's pretty cool I believe, so far.

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2013, 08:12:45 AM »
The ONLY things that I am missing in the current client are:

- incremental upgrades
- setting that says "Do not bother me with the Virus is found just show it to me in the final report" so I don't have to sit and wait for first virus to show up (or place a virus in the first folder to be scanned) just so I can check the "Do this from now on" and click "Continue".

What I certainly do not miss is a fancy shiny bling-bling gui like the one that Windows users are presented with (seen the beta 8 video...) as I find it scary, overcomplicated, distracting and frankly annoying. The simple gui that we have now is just perfect.

I would not mind a "Change theme / Add skin" feature for those that want to make it look "Oh so puuuuurty..." but I would really rather not see Avast going shiny on Linux by default especially that in current state I can use it on a Pentium 2 machine... and I would hate to loose this.

Just my €0.02... Now I am broke ;).

Regards.

Andrzej

Another thing that I miss in Linux version is that I cannot see what files were infected during the scan. The ~/.avast/report.txt file is being written after the scan has finished - I would like to see this file being populated with the info about viruses found while the scanner is working so I can continue to scan AND in the same time I can deal with the already found viruses by hand...

Cheers.

Andrzej

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2013, 12:34:08 AM »
antivirus avast! for Linux/Unix Servers:

avast! for Linux/Unix Servers is an antivirus solution for the more and more popular Linux and BSD environments. Considering its robust design and mail scanning support, it is primarily intended for Linux (or BSD) based servers and workstations. Thanks to its flexible deamon architecture, avast! for Linux can be used for both filesystem and network traffic scanning, such as real-time monitoring of mail (SMTP).

avast! 4 Linux Server (uses license.dat for activation from B2B):
avast4server - TAR.GZ 3.2.1 (207 KB)                       http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/avast4server-3.2.1-i586.tar.gz 
avast4server - DEB 3.2.1 (207 KB)                            http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/avast4server-3.2.1-i586.deb
avast4server - RPM 3.2.1 (210 KB)                            http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/avast4server-3.2.1-1.i586.rpm 

The avast! for Linux Workstation product has been dropped!    Use the server version above for loading onto workstations.         
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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2013, 01:43:38 PM »
Hi 'avast@ advantage77.com.'  :)

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"...The avast! for Linux Workstation product has been dropped!    Use the server version above for loading onto workstations." 
Actually, that's not true.
I was not aware of these versions of Avast! for Linux for which you've posted links, as being free.

Some explanation would be great thanks.  ;)
To avoid needless confusion, and overwhelming questions please explain to those who may not be that savvy, ...I take it these are pay to use Lisences ?

Presently I'm aware of availabilty of the good ol' free version:
avast! Linux Edition (RPM): http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm
avast! Linux Edition (DEB): http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
avast! Linux Edition (TAR GZ): http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0.tar.gz

Please see further information here:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=119152.msg934596#msg934596

Regards,

Abraxas.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 06:24:31 PM by Abraxas »

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2013, 06:14:02 PM »
Actually Avast still support Linux by providing Linux installer (.deb, RPM and tar installer). I found the review here: http://www.ossdoc.com/2013/05/avas-anti-virus-installation-on-ubuntu.html



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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2013, 09:57:03 AM »
Hello kabartersiar, welcome to the Avast! Forums.   :D

kabartersiar, if you look at the post directly above you, there are working download links to:
1.)avast! Linux Edition (RPM)
2.)avast! Linux Edition (DEB)
3.)avast! Linux Edition (TAR GZ)

Nifty hey !  ;)






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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2013, 09:04:31 PM »
avast! 4 Linux Server (pay version):

avast4server - TAR.GZ 3.2.1 (207 KB)              http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/avast4server-3.2.1-i586.tar.gz 
avast4server - DEB 3.2.1 (207 KB)                   http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/avast4server-3.2.1-i586.deb
avast4server - RPM 3.2.1 (210 KB)                   http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/avast4server-3.2.11.i586.rpm               

avast! 4 Linux Client (pay version, and supposedly EOL according to avast tech support, but still needed as far as I am concerned):

libavastengine - TAR.GZ 4.7.6 (35 MB)               http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/libavastengine-4.7.6-i586.tar.gz
libavastengine - DEB 4.7.6 (35 MB)                    http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/libavastengine-4.7.6-i586.deb
libavastengine - RPM 4.7.6 (35 MB)                    http://files.avast.com/files/linux/i586-pc-linux-gnu/libavastengine-4.7.6-1.i586.rpm

Avast! 4 Linux Home (requires requesting of a license key @ installation):

avast! Linux Edition (RPM package) (29MB)               http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm
avast! Linux Edition (DEB package) (29MB)                http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
avast! Linux Edition (TAR GZ package)  (29MB)          http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0.tar.gz
Sincerely,
 
J.R. "AutoSandbox Guy" Guthrie

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2013, 09:20:22 AM »
Introducing avast! for Linux Workstations BETA   
j/k folks, ... 28 January 2005 ;D   :D

Here's a live link, of sorts, which should stay put:
http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/avast-Linux-Home-Edition-Download-43586.html

The 2005 version is easily available obviously.

It does seem apparent if we want work on a new Avast4linuxworkstations posting our feeling here on the Forum aren't going to do anything.

If we are seriously committed to making our voices heard maybe making some comments as a joint Linux 4 Avast group at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avast
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avast_antivirus

Or directly contacting the Moderators of this Linux Forum, (I doubt that would help much);
Support: https://support.avast.com/
the Avast Blog, Google +, or even Youtube would reap some results in getting a new version underway, and finished.

I'm trying to use my imagination as posting here is next to useless obviously.

Have a look here:
https://twitter.com/avast4_Linux  -- and post along with me if you'd like.

The more the merrier, plus I suppose Facebook is a good spot to post also.

All the best,

Abraxas.


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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2013, 02:19:24 AM »
There is a new version of avast! for Linux that is in progress right now, but I  do not know when it will be released.
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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2013, 11:03:56 AM »
There is a new version of avast! for Linux that is in progress right now, but I  do not know when it will be released.
Avast! 4 Linux Home (requires requesting of a license key @ installation):

avast! Linux Edition (RPM package) (29MB)               http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm
avast! Linux Edition (DEB package) (29MB)                http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
avast! Linux Edition (TAR GZ package)  (29MB)          http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0.tar.gz

Thanks for your positivity, and trouble posting links to the old free Home edititions avast@ advantage77.com . Much appreciated  ;)
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abraxas_Linux_update ‏@avast4_Linux 27 May

@avast_antivirus It would be wonderful to have the Avast4linux workstations updated, the current version was built in 2005 ;)


I tried, but was sent back to this Forum to ask questions.
I feel I've actuated just about every angle I can think of. It is of interest that no one really has offered support, from the USERs or thought outside of the box, or done anything positive.


As we were told months ago:

We are preparing new version. I heard something about 1 week, but don't be disappointed it it take more time ;-).

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Edited today with my first tweet added.
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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 08:18:51 AM »
Seems it's not being supported anymore: www.avast.com/download-software#tab1
Is it correct?
We are preparing new version. I heard something about 1 week, but don't be disappointed it it take more time ;-).

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2013, 10:32:39 AM »
Seems another 5 years FwF, ...  ;)

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Re: Was avast! for Linux dropped?
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2013, 11:10:11 PM »
Ok.

It is October 2013 now.......  So, where's the beef?.

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