Download of the day: Free AVG 7.1 anti-virus for Linux

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux desktop last updated October 23, 2006

If you use Windows emulators such as Win4Lin or other programs under Linux to run popular windows application, you must use Anti virus to avoid problems.

AVG Anti-Virus is free software for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only. Latest version 7.1.30 runs on Linux 🙂

This anti-Virus software used by millions of users, has introduced a new free version of its software specifically for the Linux desktop.

Sure Linux popularity is growing everyday. It is only a matter of time before the Linux operating system becomes more widely targeted by virus and malware writers. So getting a software protection is must.

Main fetures of software

  • Easy to use
  • Regular and automatic virus database updates
  • Realtime protection of files and e-mails
  • Scheduled and manual testing etc

However this software only runs on selected Linux distro [ no support for Debian or Ubuntu Linux 🙁 ] :-

  • Mandriva Linux
  • RedHat/Fedora Linux
  • Suse Linux etc

Free AVG 7.1 anti-virus for Linux

Important links

=> AVG software Download Link [grisoft.com]
=> Review: Free AVG 7.1 for Linux is a must have [theinquirer.net]

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

11 comment

  1. It looks like a nice interface. For other Linux users, like Ubuntu, there is Avast antivirus from http://www.avast.com. The home edition is free and unlike other free antiviruses, it includes a realtime scanner on open files and running executables. There is also a Windows version available which I used on Vista. Although they require a registration key, it is free for non-commercial use. The non-free commercial version differs mostly in extra administrator tools.

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