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I downloaded BitDefender off their website, and tried running the program. After download, a window pop up that said "An error occured while loading the archive." Archive: /home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe [/home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe] End-of-central-directory ...
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    Can't Run BitDefender Antivirus on Ubuntu 10.04?


    I downloaded BitDefender off their website, and tried running the program. After download, a window pop up that said "An error occured while loading the archive."

    Archive: /home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe
    [/home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe]
    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
    a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
    latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
    the last disk(s) of this archive.
    zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe or
    /home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/rachele/Downloads/bitdefender_isecurity.exe.ZIP, period.


    Why can't I run the program? Is it not compatible with Ubuntu 10.04?

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    .exe files are for Windows, Linux does not use them at all. You really don't even need an antivirus for Linux unless you are running a mail server for Windows machines.
    Note to new Linux users: No antivirus needed | Linux.com

    If you still think you need an antivirus checker, look into avg.
    AVG Free - Antivirus Software | Download now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    .exe files are for Windows, Linux does not use them at all. You really don't even need an antivirus for Linux unless you are running a mail server for Windows machines.

    If you still think you need an antivirus checker, look into avg.
    Ahh, no wonder why. I read "A short guide to secuirty" on Linux forms, and felt antivirus was necessary. Thank you for sharing those articles with me. It's relieving to know that Linux is more secure than Windows. I'm glad I made the switch!

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    No problem, we are glad you made the switch too.
    Be sure to read our ever helpful FAQ for new to Linux people, it has a wealth of up to date info.
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