avast! Linux Home Edition

1.3.0 Freeware    
3.7/5 57
A reliable and afortable antivirus solution for the increasingly popular Linux platform

editor's review





avast! Linux Home Edition is a freeware graphical software tailored specifically for GNU/Linux operating systems and designed from the ground up to act as a reliable and capable antivirus solution. It promises to keep your computer from unwanted computer viruses, even though they pretty much don’t exist for desktop-oriented Linux distributions.

Features at a glance

Key features include an easy-to-use, straightforward and intuitive graphical user interface that allows users to scan their Home directory, the entire system or a specific folder, support for quickly updating the virus signature database, different scan types (Quick, Standard or Thorough), support for scanning archives, as well as shell script support for common tasks.

In addition, the user can set actions for infected files, view detailed information about a virus, store the scan results, and run the scanner from the command-line with STDIN/STDOUT mode. It offers email alerts, automatic and non-incremental updates, which are provided to users on a regular basis, two times a week.

Under the hood, we can mention that the application’s core is ICSA (International Computer Security Association) certified and provides almost 100% detection, reasonable memory requirements and outstanding performance.

As mentioned, avast! Linux Home Edition supports scanning of archives, supporting the TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, LHA, LHX, RPM, ISO, ZIP, CPIO, RAR, ARJ, ARC, ZOO, SIS, TNEF (winmail.dat), DBX (Outlook Express archives) and MIME, as well as all associated formats, archive types. In addition it supports several executable packers, including UPX, FSG, PKLite, MEW, Diet and ASPack.

Designed for Ubuntu/Debian

Currently, the avast! Linux Home Edition product has been engineered to support Ubuntu, Debian GNU/Linux and any of their derivatives. Because of this, it’s available for download as a native installer in the DEB file format and has been successfully tested on both 64-bit and 32-bit computers.

avast! Linux Home Edition was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on November 19th, 2014
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