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Mike Buxton

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Ubuntu 8.10 now added to W98SE with Avast Home
« on: March 19, 2009, 09:16:39 PM »
Hi,

As Avast for Linux is a separate product I assume, unless told otherwise, I need a separate  Registration for Avast linux.

I am using Wine with Portable windows programs in my Ubuntu Home directory (especially Firefox v 2.... and Thunderbird).
I am using Firefox v 3... in Ubuntu and would like to ask:

(a) I assume that Avast Linux only checks for Windows type infections and if this is correct might that mean I can continue to get W98SE (wine protection with Avast Linux) even when Avast Home for W98SE ceases (probably sometime next year)?
(b) Is there any security advantage in my using the Ubuntu version of Thunderbird as well as, or instead of, the Portable version for Windows?

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 now added to W98SE with Avast Home
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 10:52:37 PM »
No, you can use your Windows key.
Yes, avast for Linux check for Windows viruses in mounted partitions of Windows into Linux.
For Thunderbird, I think portability could allow you to use it in other Linux computers. I'm not sure the portability allows inter-OS operation, I think not, i.e., Linux version is different that the Windows one.
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 now added to W98SE with Avast Home
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 01:55:40 PM »
Hi Tech et al,

Tech - Thank you for your help. I now have Avast with Ubuntu 8.10 (very fast scans) as well as W98SE on access.

Igor has stated that Avast protection for W98 will not be available in v5 and support for v4 will end, perhaps next year.

It seems to me that if Avast continue support for their Linux versions I can continue getting the latest definitions and thus still use on demand scans of my W98SE files even when Avast support for v 4 for Windows does stop.

I only installed Ubuntu (dual boot with W98SE) because Avast support for W98 will come have to end. However, I am extremely pleased with Ubuntu and delighted it can use a Linux version of Avast but is my assumption correct?

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 now added to W98SE with Avast Home
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 02:29:37 PM »
but is my assumption correct?
Yes, but you'll have only on-demand scanning of avast... It's difficult (if not impossible) to keep a Windows computer clean without a resident antivirus. I think Kubuntu is more likely Windows and you can have a better experience than using Windows 98.
If you've installed Ubuntu, go to terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

and you'll transform your Ubuntu (Gnome) into Kubuntu (KDE interface).
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 now added to W98SE with Avast Home
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 05:17:15 PM »
Hi again Tech,

Thanks for the information. I like and want W98SE even if Kubuntu would be  a fair substitute.

With Avast for Linux on demand I have strategies that, for me, will make it as effective as if it were resident.

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