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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Quote Originally Posted by gammagoat
    ok did that and now.

    No module named glade
    Traceback (most recent call last):
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    sys.exit(1)
    NameError: name 'sys' is not defined

    Try installing python2.4-glade2, this and pythongtk as shown earlier is required to make avggui work
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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Quote Originally Posted by yasenov
    this question may be stupid but..
    is it better than clamav?
    Clamav won't repair infected files (only delete them), looking at the documentation for AVG it has a command line run option to actually repair files.

    And looking at the AVG Linux FAQ, these are the system requirements:

    Necessary libraries:

    * pygtk2.0 >= 2.0.0
    * pygtk2.0-libglade >= 2.0.0
    * python >= 2.2.2
    * libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3
    * libc.so.6
    * libexpat.so.0
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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Thank you A.I worked (in Breezy) without any probs.
    In Dapper avggui & has to be ran as root but i suspect that is old news.
    Cant get a launcher in Dapper (big problem ) so i run it from the Terminal until i get it fixed.
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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Quote Originally Posted by yasenov
    this question may be stupid but..
    is it better than clamav?
    This question comes up in the windows environment quite a bit. I suggest installing the Clamav, Windows version, as well as the free AVG and i.e. the free Avast one if you have a Windows PC. Otherwise do it on Ubuntu. Find a test virus by Googling and see which one detects these best. I look for a simple and user friendly interface, ease of updating the virus signatures, can it find the latest virii and whether it scans incoming and outgoing mail. Thereafter any other functions are a bonus. Clamav is very slow! AVG is an commercial program and free, so it normally detects all latest virii. I actually use the free Avast on my Windows PC which has the fasted signature update I have seen to date, about 20 seconds on a dial up, others can take up to an hour or more on a slow dialup. As we are mostly putting preventative measures in place for windows shared files containing virii, the rule of thumb may be to use what works well on Windows at the moment!!! This I am going to regret saying!
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    Edit: removed the text of this post to unclutter thread
    Last edited by lotusleaf; February 26th, 2006 at 11:42 AM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Updated: added the two packages.
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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Quote Originally Posted by lotusleaf
    FWIW: There's a tar.gz file for AVG for Linux if you don't want to bother downloading an .rpm file and using alien:

    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/71/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
    Look for "AVG 7.1 for Linux Workstation" near the bottom at the above linked page in the "AVG 7.1 for Linux" section.

    Current version of it as of this posting: 7.1-23 avglinux-7.1-23_avi0716.i386.tar.gz
    That's a trial version (30 days) not the free version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence
    That's a trial version (30 days) not the free version.
    Thanks for the info, I haven't tried it yet. I'm going to send them an e-mail suggesting they make a .deb available for Ubuntu. Thanks for the howto with screenshots and all.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    You're welcome ^^

    Good idea about sending them a request for a .deb package. Going to do it myself too. Also if everybody else does it I think they'll do it.
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    Re: HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus

    Nice howto
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