Protect Your Linux Machine From Viruses With avast! Ativirus Linux Home Edition

Written By Sam on 4 September 2009
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Though there are very little number of viruses for Linux and MAC it would be always a good idea to protect before something goes bad. If you are using Linux then you can try out the Free avast! Linux Home Edition. avast! For Linux has got a kernel identical to Windows Systems. The latest version of avast! Antivirus features outstanding detection abilities with high performance. Users can expect 100% detection of viruses and Trojan horses with minimum false positives. avast! Linux Home Edition is free for home and non-commercial use.

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Avast! Antivirus kernel is ICSA labs certified which frequently takes part in the tests of bulletin magazine. avast! has outstanding unpacking support which scans inside almost the same number of archives as under Windows excluding MAPI, CAB, ACE, CHM, 7ZIP, and NTFS streams. It scans ARJ, ZIP, MIME, DBX, RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ZOO, ARC, LHA/LHX, TNEF (winmail.dat), CPIO, RPM, ISO, and SIS and many more executable packers like PKLite, Diet, UPX, ASPack, FSG, MEW, etc.

Features of avast! Linux Home Edition

User Interface: avast! Linux Home Edition has a simple user interface which is used to start-on-demand scanning which works with the results and changes various scan options. The user interface requires GTK+ 2.x libraries and if not installed GTK + 2.x libraries are used from the installation package.

Command line Scanner: There is a classic on-demand scanner which can be controlled from the command line. This enables files to be scanned in specified directories and both on local and remote volumes. The program has many additional arguments and switches which is very flexible and it generates extensive report files for analysis.

Virus Chest: All the suspicious files are stored in the chest directory. These files can be deleted and you can also submit the files to the virus lab for analysis.

Automatic Updates: Usually avast! is updated atleast 3 times a week and provides you with the most up-to-date definitions which will efficiently protect your Linux machine from latest viruses.

So to protect your home computer running Linux, download avast! Linux Home Edition which is available in English, Czech, Bulgarian, Finnish, Portuguese and French.

Download avast! Linux Home Edition

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