ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux is distributed as a binary file (.bin).


Update your OS

If your OS is supported, ensure it has the most recent updates installed before installation of ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux.

Installation via Terminal

To install or upgrade your product, run the ESET distribution script with root privileges for the appropriate OS distribution that you have:


sh ./eeau.x86_64.bin


To display the available parameters (arguments) of ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux binary file, run the following command from a terminal window:

./eeau.x86_64.bin -h

Available parameters

Short form

Long form




Display command-line arguments



Do not perform installation after unpacking



Do not show the license, license has been accepted



Force installation via package manager without asking



Unpack "ESET Real-time file system protection kernel module" sources, do not perform installation


Gain .deb installation package

To gain .deb installation package suitable for your OS, run ESET distribution script with "-n" command-line argument:

sudo ./eeau.x86_64.bin -n


sudo sh ./eeau.x86_64.bin -n

To see the dependencies of the installation package, run one of the following commands:

dpkg -I <deb package>

rpm -qRp <rpm package>

Follow the on-screen instructions. Accept the product License Agreement to complete the installation.

The installer would inform you of any dependency problems.

Installation via ESET PROTECT

To deploy ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux remotely on your computers, refer to the ESET PROTECT Software Install online help section.

Activate ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux

To enable regular updates of detection modules, activate ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux.



Third-party apps

A summary of third-party apps used by ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux can be found in the NOTICE_mode file stored at /opt/eset/eea/doc/modules_notice/.