Antivirus software for Ubuntu Users – is it optional ? If you want to get protected from virus attacks or malwares, spywares..
Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or 11.10 (Few alpha versions has arrived, the stable will be released after few months) or 10.10 or any Linux based distributions are very less prone to virus attacks or malwares, spywares (or any similar *wares). The reason is pretty straight forward – First Linux based operating systems are highly secure and the second reason is that Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7 ..) has been the targeted systems for crackers / hackers or malicious programmers (may be due to the fact that most of the common users uses Microsoft Windows operating system).
Therefore, in general, you don’t need to install any antivirus software on Ubuntu; it’s OK!
If you want to try Avast then you need to download the debian package and install it – either from command line or using Ubuntu Software Center.
How to install Avast on Ubuntu (11.04/11.10/..)step 1 : Download the debian package.
Download Free Avast Antivirus for Ubuntu
step 2 : Install the *.deb package by Right Click -> Open with Ubuntu Software Center, and click on install button and relax! or just enter the following command -
cd move_to_target_directory sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb
step 3 : To start using avast antivirus software, You need to Register with avast to get a free license key (Don’t worry it’s free!). The license key will be delivered to your email address within 24 hours (usually withing a couple of hours).
step 4 : Start the program and enter the license key. That’s all!
Get The best security for your Ubuntu! :)
Install Avast for Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/11.10