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eScan for Linux Desktops


Contents

Required Packages

RPM Package Name                       File name
    mwadmin                 mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
    mwav                    mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
    escan                   escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.rpm


Debian Package Name                    File name
    mwadmin                 mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
    mwav                    mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
    escan                   escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.deb




Installation

NOTE:The packages should be installed as per the order given below. Installation should be done using a Terminal to run the command line parameters


Command Line Installation:


For RPM Packages:

# rpm -ivh mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.rpm


For Debian packages:

# dpkg -i mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
# dpkg -i mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
# dpkg -i escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.deb




FAQ's

General

1. What is eScan for Linux Desktop?

A. MicroWorld's eScan for Linux Desktop is an Ant-Virus Solution for GNU/Linux Desktops. It scans and protects the system for viruses or threats.


2. What are the features in eScan for Linux Desktop?

A. eScan for Linux Desktops has:

  • On-Demand Virus Scanning,
  • Automatic download of Virus signatures,
  • Easy and convenient administratiton - Web-browser based administration as well with Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Scanning features with Heuristic scanning, Cross File Systems and Symbolic Links scanning,
  • Scheduling Scanning jobs
  • Provides extensive Logs for analysis.

3. For which GNU/Linux distribution is eScan for Linux Desktop available?

A. eScan for Linux Desktop is available for following Linux distribution

  • Debian 5.0.3
  • Fedora Core 3
  • Fedora Core 6
  • Fedora 8
  • Fedora 9
  • RHEL 4
  • RHEL 5
  • Slackware 12.2
  • Suse 10
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 9.10

New or updated packages for various GNU/Linux distributions are always added in the official web-site www.escanav.com as well as in the eScan Wiki site. To check the latest available packages for your linux distro click here.

If you do not find your package, please write to linux@escanav.com as per your requirement with the below details

  • eScan product name,
  • linux distribution and release version,
  • the linux kernel version and
  • 32 bit or 64 bit OS.

4. What is a Cross File Systems?

A. In Linux, you have different file systems mounted on partions. eScan can scan files in Cross file systems means checking files on different partitions and/or network mounted file systems.


5. What is the difference between the Evaluation version of eScan software and fully licensed software?

A. The evaluation version and licensed version of eScan are identical in feature and functionality wise. While in evaluation version of eScan, it will function for a limited period i.e. for 30-days after which the license key for eScan has to be purchased.


6. How can I check the dependencies required for MicroWorld's products?

A. To check the dependencies before installing the packages

command for RPM Package
# rpm -qpR <package>
command for Debian Package
# dpkg --info <package>

7. How can I check the version of the eScan packages installed?

A. To check the version of the installed eScan packages


command for RPM Package
# rpm -qi <package-name> Display package information, including name, version, and description.
OR
* rpm -qa <package-name> Report status of specified package.
Example: rpm -qa mwadmin rpm -qa mwav rpm -qa escan
OR
Example: rpm -qi mwadmin rpm -qi mwav rpm -qi escan
command for Debian Package
# dpkg -l <package-name> List packages matching given pattern
OR
# dpkg -s <package-name> Report status of specified package.
Example: dpkg -l mwadmin dpkg -l mwav dpkg -l escan
OR
Example: dpkg -s mwadmin dpkg -s mwav dpkg -s escan

Settings

1. Can On-Demand Scanning be executed manually from the SSH terminal in eScan for Linux Desktop?

A. Yes. On-Demand Scanning can be executed manually as well as schedule scanning job from the SSH terminal in eScan for Linux Desktop. For more information on Command Line parameters for eScan On-Demand scanning click here.






References




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