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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

AVG Anti-Virus Free Linux Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is one of the best solution available at no cost to home users and provides I beileve high level detection capabilitys that millions of users around the worldwide trust to protect their computers. It provides free antivirus protection for Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98 & GNU/Linux. Installing only 47.1 Mb of files and 4 running processes, AVG Free Edition is the smallest antivirus scanner I have seen out there so far and may well be the best choice for an older systems with severely limited system resources.

Now when installed AVG Anti-Virus in Linspire 5.1 and clicked on the Update button in the main window to try to download the latest updates from the internet, I got error:

Update process failed. Reason: Sorry, you do not have permission to execute avgupdate...

If you get this same error, this will help.

... open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

... and run the following commands:

sudo chmod 775 /opt/grisoft/avg7/bin/avgupdate
cd /opt/grisoft/avg7/var/
sudo chmod 777 run
sudo chmod 777 update/log

If you now get an error like Online update failed. Reason: Can not download the file 'avg7info.ctf'...

... you can manually download the latest updates from and save them in a special folder (e.g. /home/falko/avg):

In AVG Antivirus, go to Service > Program settings:

Then go to Update > Source, select Folder, and click on the Browse button:

Select the folder where you've saved the updates (e.g. /home/falko/avg):


At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm using Kubuntu, and I went to the console and typed in the first command. It prompted me for my password, but then wouldn't accept anything I type. No characters even show up in the console. All I can do is press enter and watch it tell me my password (which I can't type) is incorrect. Thanks for your help!


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