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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition for Linux provides basic antivirus protection and is available for private and non-commercial use only.

You can download the free Linux version from HERE (.Deb, .Rpm, .sh and tar.gz files availoable).

Please note that this version of AVG is command-line so you must use a terminal to use it.


Using AVG Free Anti-Virus for Linux

After installing the packages for your Linux distribution, open a terminal and:

-to start AVG, type the following command:
sudo avgctl --start
-to update the virus definitions:
sudo avgupdate
-scanning is very simple, just use "sudo avgscan <folder to scan>". For example, to scan your home directory:
sudo avgscan ~

For more info, "man" command is your friend. Use:
man avgscan
or
man avgupdate
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