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  1. #1

    Installing AVG trial version


    Hi, Ihave downloaded AVG 7.5 for Linux/Free BSD, on a 30 day trial. The file is now in my Home folder on my desktop. How do I install it from there?. The file ending is tar.gz. I have Fedora core 5. Help would certainly be appreciated as at present I have very little security when on the net, in fact I don't think there is any.

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    forum.guy
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    I've been using Linux for going on 8 years and have never used an anti-virus application and have not felt the need for one. You might want to take a look at this security article, then decide if you still want/need one.

    If you do, here's a HowTo (post #2) that gives instructions on installing software from source (tarball):

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html
    oz

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    AVG Installation

    Many thanks for your advice. I have been to the 'link' on security and I feel happier now. I am not going to instal AVG. I did notice two possible installations, 'Rootkit' and 'Clam-Av' + 'Graphical front end'. I'm a bit wary of installing anything at the moment, being completely new to Linux, so should I forget them for a while until I (hopefully) get more experienced.
    Thank you.
    JTH

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    forum.guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    I'm a bit wary of installing anything at the moment, being completely new to Linux, so should I forget them for a while until I (hopefully) get more experienced.
    If it were me, I wouldn't install them, but you can if doing so would make you feel more comfortable.
    oz

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    Avg

    OK, I've decided to leave things as they are at present, thank you for your support.
    JTH

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