Let's enforce security on your Linux
Computer security is one of the most serious issues for computer workers, when we use Linux the risks of infection fall a lot, and although they are almost nil, there are.
I myself have never used anti-virus on my Linux and never had problems.
Why use Anti-Virus then?
Firstly, never too much security, and secondly, unfortunately, we do not live in a world where Linux machines are the majority (for now) then the possibility that you will eventually have to stick your thumb drive in a Windows machine and even a Mac machine. The most likely, and as we know they are more susceptible to viruses.
To make sure there are no virtual pests on your flash drive or even check a windows partition on your machine if you dual boot we will teach you how to install AVG Anti-Virus on Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
AVG is not free software, but free and one of the best options.
Open the terminal and paste the following commands:
To install properly, do:
sudo dpkg -i avg2011flx-r1408-a3943.i386.deb
After installation, to run AVG gives the following command:
sudo avgctl –start
Ready your AVG is already protecting your Linux even more.
How to use
As we mentioned earlier, possibly the largest use of anti-virus in Linux to scan specific folders.
To scan a specific folder, simply type the command:
avgscan -H / PASTE_NAME
Where FOLDER NAME is the directory path you want to scan.
To update AVG use:
sudo avgupdate -d
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