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How to add application not listed. Need some help on exactly where and how to get avg loaded in pc???????

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If your speaking about the avg antivirus program, it is made for windows not Linux. Antivirus programs are not needed in Linux, unless you're dual booting with Windows, and then they are only used to scan files that come from or go into Windows. Antivirus programs are made for Linux, but, mainly when Linux is on the server, and then again, it's only to protect Windows vulnerabilities.

If your not speaking of avg the antivirus program, then, make your question a little clearer.

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This is what I needed. Thank you.

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ollerref wrote:

How to add application not listed. Need some help on exactly where and how to get avg loaded in pc???????

If you send and receive a lot of documents it's good practice to check them before sending, even if the malware don't effect your system you don't wan't your friends to get in trouble because you forwarded it.

You can read more about malware on Linux here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

I think I newer have heard of a Home user having problem with malware on Linux.

If you really want a AV on Linux, ClamAV is probably listed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clam_AntiVirus)
(clamtk is with Graphical front-end for clamav, and on kde there is also klamav)

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Goineasy9 wrote:

If your speaking about the avg antivirus program, it is made for windows not Linux. Antivirus programs are not needed in Linux, unless you're dual booting with Windows, and then they are only used to scan files that come from or go into Windows. Antivirus programs are made for Linux, but, mainly when Linux is on the server, and then again, it's only to protect Windows vulnerabilities.

If your not speaking of avg the antivirus program, then, make your question a little clearer.

A small correction should be noted.

AVG does have an antivirus product for Linux (http://www.avg.com/us-en/product-avg-server-edition-for-linux), but it is for Linux servers. To be fair any Linux OS can be a server installation so it can work, but due to the licensing costs the server version generally would not be worth using on a home system.

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I'd just like to add to what mfillpot said - I use AVG Anti-Virus scanner for Linux (version 8.5.850) both at home (I do a lot of file sharing w/Windows, so I'm erring on the side of caution) and at work (required). I've never "caught" anything on my Linux systems with it, but I have on the Windows side using the Windows version. If you need some sort of Virus Scanning (for whatever reason) on Linux, I'd recommend at least checking it out.

-bill

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