[STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (Free)

[STICKY] How to Install BitDefender AntiVirus 4 Linux (Free)

Postby Wolfman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:44 pm

Hi,

this is how to install Bit Defender:

Open a terminal and copy and paste (the whole line) the following:

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wget http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc


hit return (Enter) then C & P the following:

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sudo apt-key add bd.key.asc


then, open your sources list (Synaptic > Settings > Repositories > Other Software > Add) and click on add and add (copy and paste the whole line) the following:

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deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free


then in a terminal again:

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sudo apt-get update


close the terminal and open Synaptic and type bitdefender in search and add the packages you want; done!.

What is important is that you install the GUI for the program and restart after install!!.

You must ask for a free license key from Bit Defender to activate it after 30 days I think!!. (Up to 30 days without a license key)

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Re: (STICKY) BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby IzayoiAki » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:36 pm

You can download and import the key in one step ;)

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wget -q -O - http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc | sudo apt-key add -


or

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wget -O - http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc | sudo apt-key add -


if you prefer to see what's going on

Then you don't need to delete the key file afterwards.
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby nicaroxo » Wed May 02, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi everyone.
I'm new user on this excellent os or at Linux, was using MS untill 2 weeks ago.
Tryed to install BD as posted without success.
My hardware is a dual Opteron 285; downloaded the "BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.amd64.deb.run".
Can go untill accepting the license but when writing "accept" without quotes nothing happens, i mean the terminal closes...
Can anyone help, please? :oops:
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby IzayoiAki » Wed May 02, 2012 7:44 pm

@nicaroxo -- Do you have an option for BitDefender in your menu? What about if you run "bdgui" (without quotes) from terminal or the ALT+F2 window? Do you get the BD window pop up?
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby Wolfman » Thu May 03, 2012 10:50 am

nicaroxo wrote:Hi everyone.
I'm new user on this excellent os or at Linux, was using MS untill 2 weeks ago.
Tryed to install BD as posted without success.
My hardware is a dual Opteron 285; downloaded the "BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.amd64.deb.run".
Can go untill accepting the license but when writing "accept" without quotes nothing happens, i mean the terminal closes...
Can anyone help, please? :oops:
Thanks


Hi,

firstly, do you have a 64 bit system??, if you don't you need to install the 32 bit packages and that is why it won't work for you!!. (You have the 64 bit package!!!!!!!)

Don't try and install downloaded packages from the net, follow the guide and the packages that you need, (select) will be installed for you!!.,

If you followed the original post on this thread, you should not have a problem, you can install the license key after install!!.

You also need to tell us at what point of the install process it broke down so to speak!. You must complete all the steps as written, if you have a problem with that, maybe we can re-word for you. :D

What is important is that you install the GUI for the program and restart after install!!.

You do not need to do all the install in a terminal, only the parts which are written in the how-to. You can install the license key anytime up to 30 days after!.

Regards Wolfman :D
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby Technobabble » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:24 am

Hi,

Just wanted to add that some people have experienced an issue with initalizing the bit-defender scanning engine. This is done by opening bit-defender and clicking on the big Scanner button. If it's not working correctly for you, you'll know because it'll spit out an error message. There is a fix for this. I have experienced this issue in both Zorin 5.2 and Zorin 6 64 bit. The same fix worked both times. More can be read about the fix here:

http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-11-10-aka-oneiric-ocelot/

Just search the page for the words "fix" or "BitDefender". You can't miss it.

Here's the fix:

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sudo touch /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/lib/scan/bdcore.so.linux-x86_64
sudo ln -fs /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/lib/scan/bdcore.so.linux-x86_64 /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/lib/scan/bdcore.so
sudo bdscan --update


It may be necessary to adjust those a bit if you are using the 32 bit version. I'm not sure. Also, please be forewarned, I am not a Linux expert. I honestly have no idea what those lines do. Maybe someone with more experience can explain. Bitdefender is definitely the best anti-virus software I've used in linux, and I'd hate to see anyone not use it because of this issue.
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby david7307 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:59 am

open your sources list (Control center > Software Sources)
where do i find this in zorin6
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby Wolfman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:59 am

Hi David,

Open: Synaptic > Settings > Repositories > Other Software > Add.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby david7307 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:11 pm

To the rescue once more Wolfman, many thanks
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Re: [STICKY] BitDefender Anti Virus for Linux (Free)

Postby gorin002 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:15 pm

I thought you do not need virus scanner in Linux you do need it
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