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*Note Site Change-Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:32:27 PM »
Personally, I found this a great time saver for .rpm Install of Avast!, eliminating confusion, easily understood. I have tried this Tutorial and can say it works. Step by step instructions, with snapshots, very easy.

I have asked andrzejl, the writer, Avast! user, and Forum member who is more than happy for us to link to his Tutorial.
Note New Site:  http://sparewotw.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/avast-antivirus-home-edition-on-pclinuxos-2011-6/

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« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 01:26:19 PM by Abraxas »

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Re: Great Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 07:29:23 PM »
Hi all.

Thanks Abraxas.

Yes I wrote this howto. Mainly it was written for PCLinuxOS users (simply because that's the only distro I am using since 2007) but really any rpm based distro with apt4rpm can use this method.

I never used any .deb distros so I have no idea how the installation will look in such case. Please don't ask me... I simply don't know.

Please feel free to browse my site and link to it. I don't mind. It's not a commercial site. No ads in there. All the howto's in there are written by me unless stated different in the article itself.

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AndrzejL

P.S. Abraxas - Your link is not working ;)... Your link contains <br /> which is messing it up.

This is how the forum code for embedding should look like:

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[url=http://sparewotw.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/avast-antivirus-home-edition-on-pclinuxos-2011-6/]Install avast! Linux Home Edition[/url]
and the result:

Install avast! Linux Home Edition
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 12:33:41 AM by AndrzejL »

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Re: Great Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 09:53:03 AM »
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P.S. Abraxas - Your link is not working  ;)
Thanks, AndrzejL Link all fixed now. (Avast! Forum was very slow last night when trying to post.)

Even though you may be an exclusive Linux user, if you have Windows friends you don't want to send viruses to them.

My choice is Avast! for Linux.  ;D

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Re: Great Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 11:14:52 AM »
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P.S. Abraxas - Your link is not working  ;)

Thanks, AndrzejL Link all fixed now. (Avast! Forum was very slow last night when trying to post.)

Yes. I can confirm. The link in Your post is fixed now.

Forum can really be slow at times...

Cheerios.

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Re: Great Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux [!Address changed!]
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 01:32:28 AM »
I am shutting down my primary website. Don't panic. Tutorial is still available here:

http://sparewotw.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/avast-antivirus-home-edition-on-pclinuxos-2011-6/

Regards.

Andrzej

P.S. Abraxas can You add edit to Your post and make sure that users won't get frustrated with bad / old / not working link? Thanks a bunch.

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Re: Great Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 03:31:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Andrzej. Your Tutorial has been useful in many ways, firstly a five minute Installation, plus as Misc., simply to answer,"How do I Register Avast4linuxworkstations" ?

Thanks for taking the time to tell of your site change, plus your confirmation that Avast! is good.  ;D

Cheers mate !

Always keeping my eyes open for Updates to Linux, exploits, and plugging them for Max safety.

Please note that neither Andrzej, or myself have anything to do with MS, or any of their Operating Systems, which I believe go by the name Windows...

I Prefer PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2013. You pick your own fate, obviously.

Safe Surfing All.

Tony (Abraxas)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 01:23:49 PM by Abraxas »

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Re: Great Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 03:50:57 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Andrzej. Your Tutorial has been useful in many ways, firstly a five minute Installation, plus as Misc., simply to answer,"How do I Register Avast4linuxworkstations" ?

Thanks for taking the time to tell of your site change, plus your confirmation that Avast! is good.  ;D

No problem. I like to share what I have learned.


PCLOS, and Avast!, how safe do you feel ? Tony (Abraxas)

I don't use PCLinuxOS since November 2012. I use ArchLinux now. I have avast installed using their PKGBUILD from AUR repo. I feel safer then under Windows that's for sure.


Please note that neither Andrzej, or myself have anything to do with MS, or any of their Operating Systems, which I believe go by the name Windows...

We only use Linux, and Prefer PCLOS 2013. You pick your own fate, obviously.

Indeed.

Safe Surfing All.

Tony (Abraxas)

Cheers.

Andrzej

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Re: *Note Site Change-Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 11:41:26 PM »
Oh and just to add... This tutorial should work on PCLinuxOS 2013 (and any other future releases[with slight modifications if they will be needed but I doubt that]).

Just in case someone thinks the howto is outdated and that it's not gonna work.

It will probably work on other rpm based distros altho this theory is not tested ;).

Regards.

Andrzej

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Re: *Note Site Change-Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 06:10:57 AM »
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"...Just in case someone thinks the howto is outdated and that it's not gonna work.

It will probably work on other rpm based distros altho this theory is not tested ;)."

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Re: *Note Site Change-Tutorial:Install Avast! Home on Linux
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 11:33:32 AM »
Please be aware installation of the .rpm installer has a Tutorial.

Safe surfing  ;)