Avast Business Antivirus for Linux
Next-gen Linux server antivirus
While Linux servers are typically considered more secure against viruses and malware, no device is completely impenetrable. Ensure peace of mind for your Linux systems with our superior endpoint protection.
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Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems
Supports various operating systems like Red Hat, Debian, and Ubuntu
Can find malware on dual-booted systems with other operating systems
Developed and updated continuously
Linux business security
Keep your Linux systems protected with our lightweight antivirus solution. Our CommunityIQ technology provides real-time Linux anti-malware protection and speeds up workstations by protecting files on the server, using less power with multicore support.
An on-demand antivirus scan service with a command-line utility for Linux that integrates with email servers using AMaViS. Clients connect to the service’s UNIX socket to perform core and command line utility scans and get immediate scan results.
File Server Shield
A real-time file scanner that scans files written to any of the monitored mount points. Supports fanotify-based ”on write” file system shield, designed for file server usage that protects your files efficiently both on Samba and NFS.
How does the Linux antivirus work?
Output format of virus scan
Every malicious file detected is reported on a separate line. The clean files have an “[OK]” string. The infected files that could not be scanned because of insufficient permissions or corrupted archives will have an “[ERROR]” string. Files that were excluded from the scan using the -e option have an “[EXCLUDED]” string.
Virus definitions update
Regularly updating the virus definitions database (VPS) is necessary to keep your antivirus protection up to date. Avast Business Antivirus for Linux provides a shell script which checks for, downloads, and installs the latest VPS. The updated script is installed by default and executed every hour as a cron job.
If enabled, the scan service establishes a permanent network connection to the Avast cloud and retrieves virus definition updates as soon as they are released. Streaming updates complement the regular virus database updates so you are always protected.
The Linux antivirus software components include DEB for Debian (Ubuntu) systems and RPM for RedHat/SUSE systems, which are distributed as standard software packages. Software repositories are also provided so that all of the standard system management tools can be used to keep the Avast Business programs up to date.
Everything you need to know about next-gen antivirus for Linux servers