Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: AVG 8.5 for Linux

  1. #1
    CompuForensics NNTP User

    Default AVG 8.5 for Linux

    I ran the RPM install for the recently released AVG Free version 8.5. It appeared to install, although I could find no reference to it in the application menu. Has anyone had experience using AVG 8.5 for Linux?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    relative
    Posts
    1,172

    Default Re: AVG 8.5 for Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by CompuForensics View Post
    I ran the RPM install for the recently released AVG Free version 8.5. It appeared to install, although I could find no reference to it in the application menu. Has anyone had experience using AVG 8.5 for Linux?
    Type
    Code:
    whereis avg
    in command line to find the executables.
    Hope that helps.
    http://mydailyhash.wordpress.com/
    http://yami.googlecode.com/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Caribbean
    Posts
    242

    Default Re: AVG 8.5 for Linux

    I know you better than me, by why use AVG in linux if you are going to use AV.

    Try Avast. It always worked better in windows than avg. And there is a supported version of avast for linux.

    Check their website
    Opensuse 11.3 KDE 4.4.4, Windows XP. Vostro 1500 with 2.0Ghz Core2Duo and 8400M GS and DELL wireless 1390 Card
    Office: PCLinuxOS KDE 4.3.5 Whitebox, 2GB RAM, 2.8GHz Pentium 4

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: AVG 8.5 for Linux

    Hi,
    the reason you should use something else (Avast, Avira, ClamAV, ...) is that AVG is not what it was in past (5-10 years ago). AVG, especially free version has very poor detection of viruses (<75%). Fore example free avast should have >85%. It is not enough more, but it helps.
    Another point is, that Windows antiviruses ported to Linux are mainly created for searching Windows viruses coming through Linux server (mail servers, ftp servers, web servers, ...) so they can be worse in detection of Linux viruses (even if there is not so much Linux viruses)
    Laptop: openSuSE 11.0 on Asus F5V; Intel T2250 1730MHz; 2GB; 160GB; ATI Radeon X2300
    Desktop: openSuSE 11.1 on AMD Duron 1600MHz; 1GB; 160GB; nVidia FX5500
    Multimedia PC: openSuSE 11.1 on Intel Atom 330; 2GB; 840GB; Intel Acc 950; Leadtek DTV 2000H

  5. #5

    Default Re: AVG 8.5 for Linux

    Antivirus is not really needed for linux, as linux is immune to windows viruses.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •