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    Default AVG FREE INSTALL

    Hi,


    I know that you don't need anti virus for Linux, but i am on virtualbox and don't want to take any chances. I downloaded the AVG.rpm and have been trying to install it. Yast reads that it is installed, but i can't find it anywhere to open it. Are there some dependencies i should install or is there something i am missing.


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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    Quote Originally Posted by vader95 View Post
    Hi,


    I know that you don't need anti virus for Linux, but i am on virtualbox and don't want to take any chances. I downloaded the AVG.rpm and have been trying to install it. Yast reads that it is installed, but i can't find it anywhere to open it. Are there some dependencies i should install or is there something i am missing.


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    It's not clear whether you are running Linux in VirtualBox or XP in VirtualBox. If the latter, then install the Windows AVG installer the normal way inside XP. If the former, I would say AVG is not needed in Linux since Windows is the platform at risk and if it's compromised, there is no safety for a VM.

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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    sorry, i am running openSUSE in virtual box on a windows 7 host. I would still prefer to have it just in case i will be sharing files.
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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    Sorry, never used AVG in Linux. Maybe someone else might know.

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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    OK,

    Thanks anyway,

    PS. I have also used it in windows
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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

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    I never use the GNU/Linux version of AVG, but you can find avg in YaST
    and see where are the files, or use rpm --force to install it. Anyway I
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    thar antivir and f-prot report

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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    Turns out there is an error on 8.5 that there is no GUI.

    I found avast! and am using that on ubuntu and going to install it on suse momentarilly.

    Thanks to both of you.
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    I personally think you are wasting your time with installing a AV client in linux whiles its in a VM.
    For one the high unlikeliness that your linux OS will get infected
    two even if you do attract a virus of some kind it is powerless anyhow
    and three its a virtual environment, its self contained and has no ill to the rest of your main system unless you have low memory or something but thats a system performance issue not one with the OS and is more of annoyance.
    Save some time, and dont bother with it.
    https://features.opensuse.org/308357

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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    i'll keep that in mind
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    Default Re: AVG FREE INSTALL

    Granted its up to you, its your computer after all.
    But in my opinion its just a waste of time
    https://features.opensuse.org/308357

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