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Monday, February 27, 2012

Installing Free AVG Antivirus on Ubuntu Linux 11.10

Here are simple steps for installing Free AVG Antivirus on Ubuntu Linux 11.10:

1. Download a suitable setup file 'avg2012flx-r1786-a4748.i386.deb' from 'http://free.avg.com/us-en/download.prd-alf'

2. Simply double click and install.

3. AVG is installed in '/opt/avg/av/bin' director. You should find following files there:

/opt/avg/av/bin$ ls

avgavid avgd avgoad avgsched avgtcpd avgvvctl

avgcfgctl avgdiag avgscan avgspamd avgupd avgwrapper.sh

avgctl avgdump avgscand avgspmctl avgupdate

4. To read manual pages (man) of mentioned processes simply type:

$ man avgctl

avgctl(1) AVG Manual avgctl(1)

NAME

avgctl - AVG command line controller

SYNOPSIS

avgctl [options]

DESCRIPTION

avgctl is used to control the creation and termination of AVG pro‐

cesses. It also serves as a license controller and can be used for

obtaining additional information such as statistics and version.

OPTIONS

--start[=component]

Launch AVG daemon or specified component. See also COMPONENTS

section.

--stop[=component]

Stop running AVG daemon or specified component. See also COMPONENTS section.

--restart[=component]

Restart AVG daemon or specified component. See also COMPONENTS

section.

--stat[=component]

Show statistics from running AVG daemon or specified component.

See also COMPONENTS section.

This is currently not supported by NS and Aspam components.

--register LICENSE

Register AVG with the respective license number.

--stat-all

Show statistics of all running AVG components.

--licinfo

Display registered license info.

-h, --help

Display help.

-v, --version

Display version of the avgctl.

--avg-version

Display AVG version.

COMPONENTS

Please note that the following is a list of all components regardless

the product you are using.

WD - Avgd (parent of all AVG processes)

Sched - Scheduler

Lnsd - LinkScanner

NS - NetShield

Avid - AviLoader

Tcpd - Email server

Aspam - Antispam engine

Oad - On-access scanner

SEE ALSO

avgavid(1), avgcfgctl(1), avgd(1), avgdump(1), avgoad(1), avgscan(1),

avgscand(1), avgsched(1), avgspamd(1), avgspmctl(1), avgtcpd(1),

Similarly, you can try:

$ man avgscan

EXAMPLES

avgscan / -x /dev -x /mnt

Scan all except for /dev and /mnt directories.

avgscan /home/user1 /home/user2 -arc -pwdw

Scan user1 and user2 directory including archives and reporting password protected archives.

avgscan --coo --heur /home/user1/.mozilla

Cookies scan.

5. To scan 'Applications' folder located at "/usr/share/applications":

$ sudo avgscan /usr/share/applications/

[sudo] password for xxxxxxx:

AVG command line Anti-Virus scanner

Copyright (c) 2011 AVG Technologies CZ

Virus database version: 2109/4834

Virus database release date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:34:00 +1900

Files scanned : 128(128)

Infections found : 0(0)

PUPs found : 0

Files healed : 0

Warnings reported : 0

Errors reported : 0

6. To download an update:

$ sudo avgupdate -d

OR

$ sudo update -c

7. If you want to download updates manually from website:

$ sudo avgupdate --source=folder --path="/home/username/Desktop/"

(if you have saved the virus definition at Desktop)

(Don't include file-name, only folder name)

8. $ man avgcfgctl

...

...

avgcfgctl

Prints all configuration options.

avgcfgctl tcpd -f cfg.out

Prints all sets and items from root tcpd to file cfg.out.

avgcfgctl Update.logging.public

Prints all items beginning with public from root logging and set Update.

avgcfgctl logging.public

Prints all items beginning with public from root logging and all sets.

avgcfgctl -w logging.public.rollog=false

Sets all rolling logs of all public loggers to false.

avgcfgctl -w Tcpd.scan.Options.InfectableExtensions=|jpg|mp3|bmp|

Sets Tcpd scan engine infectable extensions to multistring value 'jpg', 'mp3', 'bmp'.

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