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Offline jetson53

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Avast and 64bit Ubuntu
« on: July 16, 2011, 07:03:15 AM »
anyone no a version of Avast support for Ubuntu AMD64-bit?


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Re: Avast and 64bit Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 07:37:49 AM »
From what i seen there is no support for it.

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Re: Avast and 64bit Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 07:54:02 AM »
I don't believe Avast support Ubuntu OS if I'm not mistaken ???
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Re: Avast and 64bit Ubuntu
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 08:20:50 AM »
I don't believe Avast support Ubuntu OS if I'm not mistaken ???

There is linux version which does support ubuntu: http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition Haven't you seen that there is a linux sub forum: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=5.0 speedy? ;)

From what i seen there is no support for it.

Operating Systems Supported

    Windows 7 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
    Windows Vista (any Edition excl. Starter Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
    Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4

The system requirements you have posted is of the windows version. Here is the one for linux version: http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition#tab3

anyone no a version of Avast support for Ubuntu AMD64-bit?

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And as you can see here: http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition#tab3 it doesn't support 64 bit OS.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 09:27:39 AM by nmb »

Offline zekemx

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Re: Avast and 64bit Ubuntu
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 11:48:33 AM »
jetson53

Try this page.---> http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition#tab4

Once you download the .DEB file you will need to install it using Terminal and tell Ubuntu to force architecture.

For Example:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

I installed Avast for linux on ubuntu 64 once and it worked just fine, I don't remember if I had to install a 32bit library manually or if ubuntu install them for me automatically.

I personally use Mandriva and Mageia (Mandriva's Fork) in 64 bit, and the only library I had to manually install was libexpat0-1.95.8-4mdv2007.1.i586.rpm, and that's because Avast hasn't been updated in a while to support the latest libexpat1.

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Re: Avast and 64bit Ubuntu
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 12:26:07 AM »
I did a search on the avast web forum.. and found something but idk if this will help or not but http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=79220.msg653529#msg653529 is what i found :)
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