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avast Linux Home Edition 1.3.0

avast Linux Home Edition is a free antivirus application for Linux platforms, providing all the essential tools and technologies to keep your system protected against multiple types of digital threats.

Features:

- The antivirus kernel detects almost all the threats preventing your computer from dangerous infections.
- avast Linux Home Edition operates at outstanding performance thanks to the advanced technologies its using.
- ICSA certification.
- User-friendly, intuitive interface.
- Doesn’t rely on installed graphic libraries.
- You can test entire disks or individual folders.
- Customizable antivirus tests.
- Built-in command-line scanner with STDIN/STDOUT via shell scripts.
- Option to fully automate the update process. Virus database updates are deployed at least 3 times a week and even more frequently during virus outbreaks.
- Common tasks can be implemented via shell scripts.
- avast Linux Home Edition is using the same antivirus kernel as the Windows editions.
- ICSA certified antivirus kernel with excellent detection rates and high performance.
- The avast! engine for Linux is capable of scanning inside an impressive number of archives including ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ all associated formats), DBX (Outlook Express archives), RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ZOO, ARC, LHA/LHX, TNEF (winmail.dat), CPIO, RPM, ISO, and SIS but also executable packers like PKLite, UPX, Diet, ASPack, FSG, MEG and others.
- On-demand scanning can be started from the Simple User Interface as well as view and work with the results and modify scan settings.
- Command-line scanner for advanced users allows on-demand scanning for specific directories found in local and remote volumes. It also supports volumes mounted over a network.
- Suspicious files are stored in the chest directory. You can decide to delete them, submit them to the avast! Virus lab for analysis or work with them at any time.

Requirements:

- The UI depends on GTK+ 2.x libraries. If they are not installed on your system, the program will use the libraries from the installation package.
- Works on any Linux distribution (x86 only) with GLIBC 2.1 or newer and pthreads libraries installed.
- 486 CPU or higher.
- 32 MB of RAM or more.

Note: avast Linux Home Edition is free only for home, non-commercial use.

avast Linux Home Edition Review

  • License:
    Freeware
  • Latest Version:
    1.3.0
  • Platform:
    Linux
  • Updated:
    Nov 19, 2012
  • Publisher:
  • File size:
    25 Mb
  • Category:
  • User Rating:
    2.6 / 5 (7 votes)
  • Editors' Review:
    Not yet reviewed
  • Downloads:
    3,068

User Reviews (1)

There is only 1 review Leave your review
"avast is a horrible product" by timin770 on Apr 28, 2013

Cons

Very buggy software. Has caused trouble on a Windows machine and a Linux machine. They make it darn near impossible to uninstall

Summary

Run like h3ll from this product. They'd have to pay ME to use it again
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