Avast Antivirus for Ubuntu
Ubuntu 11.10 (Few alpha versions has arrived, the stable will be released after few months) or 10.10 or any Linux based distributions are very less prone to virus attacks or malwares, spywares. The reason is pretty straight forward – First Linux based operating systems are highly secure and the second reason is that Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7 ..) has been the targeted systems for crackers or hackers or malicious programmers.
Although Ubuntu don’t need any antivirus inside it but it’s better to install an antivirus software inside an operating system. it will increase the safety of your files in the system
How to install Avast
Step1: Download the debian package
Step2: Install the *.deb package by Right Click -> Open with Ubuntu Software Center, and click on install button and relax! or just enter the following command -
sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb
Step3: To start using avast antivirus software, You need to Register with avast to get a free license key (Don’t worry it’s free!). The license key will be delivered to your email address within 24 hours (usually withing a couple of hours).
Step4: Start the program and enter the license key. your computer system is much secure now.