System requirements

The following minimum hardware requirements must be met before the installation process in order to run ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux properly:

processor Intel/AMD x64

700MB of free hard disk space


The following operating systems of 64-bit architecture are officially supported and tested:

Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS 64-bit

Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS 64-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8  64-bit with supported desktop environment installed.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15



AWS and ELREPO kernel

Linux distributions with AWS or ELREPO kernel are not supported.

Supported desktop environments:




Any locale with UTF-8 encoding.


Secure Boot

Secure Boot is not supported.

Remote management via ESET Security Management Center.

ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux is  compatible with ESET Security Management Center v7.1 and later.