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Offline Alire

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Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« on: April 30, 2016, 03:23:06 AM »
I have been using Linux for months now. Have always used Avast for Linux. But now I have realised I have been downloading it from an unofficial source:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Security/avast-Linux-Home-Edition-43586.shtml

When the official way is described at:
https://www.avast.com/en-us/faq.php?article=AVKB131#idt_0210

I am having issues installing though.

When I run:
"sudo echo "deb http://deb.avast.com/lin/repo debian release" >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
The terminal responds with:
"bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied"

Any idea why this is?

Also, when I go to: http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb it says:
"404: not found"

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 09:47:54 AM »
There is only avast for servers, which is not free.
For support you need to contact the reseller.

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2016, 09:37:37 PM »
Are you saying that support for "Avast for Linux!" has been dropped?

I don't understand why they'd do that when so many Linux users use it.

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 09:10:02 AM »
No, I'm saying that there only is avast for Linux servers and that you need to buy it.
For support you need to contact the reseller.

The home edition has been dropped about 5(?) years ago.

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 03:55:36 PM »
I still have it available here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-vSic0iJgyedGdOOG9RZ3dqdzA&usp=sharing
As Eddy mentioned, it's not been supported for many years. I'm currently waiting for a reply
as to Virus Database updates. If they are still available, the age of the program really doesn't matter.
If the VPS updates are no longer available, then the program really isn't worth installing.
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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2016, 03:19:05 AM »
<snip> as to Virus Database updates. If they are still available, the age of the program really doesn't matter.
If the VPS updates are no longer available, then the program really isn't worth installing.
Yes, database updates are still coming; through today, anyway. :)

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2016, 01:54:22 PM »
Thanks Lano for the updated information.
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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 01:33:52 AM »
Thanks Lano for the updated information.

You're welcome. :)

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 09:31:43 AM »
Hello,
my company policy require to use Avast antivirus, but I am Linux user. Currently Windows and Mac are supported, but there is old package avast4workstation, which should be working fine, however it asks for license:

Obtaining license does not work now, so how I can run it?

Edit:
I found working key:
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W42401865H3600A1106-7H6T0YFH  ;)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 09:39:18 AM by andrzej1_1 »

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 10:47:19 AM »
Please note that VPS updates for the outdated version have been discontinued a while ago.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 17.9.2320.Beta#2 - CC 5.38 [OD] - MCS [OD] - EEK [OD] - FF ESR 52.5.2 [NS5/uBO] - Thunderbird 52.5 [EM]
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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 11:00:22 AM »
If you want to use avast on Linux, you will have to buy a server version from a retailer.

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 01:00:39 PM »
Please note that VPS updates for the outdated version have been discontinued a while ago.

You are right:
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# virus database:       170303-1 03.03.2017
So currently there is no possibility to have free Avast with up-to-date database on Linux >:(

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Re: Need help installing Avast for Linux... properly
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 04:30:27 PM »
So currently there is no possibility to have free Avast with up-to-date database on Linux >:(
Correct, as mentioned by Eddy, there's no free version for Linux anymore.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 17.9.2320.Beta#2 - CC 5.38 [OD] - MCS [OD] - EEK [OD] - FF ESR 52.5.2 [NS5/uBO] - Thunderbird 52.5 [EM]
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