After purchasing ESET File Security, you will receive your authorization data (Username, Password and License Key). These credentials identify you as an ESET customer, and are required to download updates for ESET File Security. Your license information is also required for downloading the initial installation package from ESET File Security is distributed as a binary file:


In the binary file shown above, ‘ext’ is an Linux and FreeBSD OS distribution dependent suffix (for example, ‘deb’ for Debian, ‘rpm’ for RedHat, SuSE, ‘tgz’ for other Linux OS distributions and ‘fbs9.tgz’ for FreeBSD 9.x.)
The ‘arch’ value represents a computer architecture, either ‘i386’ for 32-bit OS distributions or ‘amd64’, ‘x86_64’ for 64-bit.

To install or upgrade your product, run the ESET distribution script appropriate for the OS distribution and architecture that you have:

sh ./esets.i386.deb.bin
sh ./esets.i386.fbs9.tgz.bin
sh ./esets.amd64.deb.bin
sh ./esets.x86_64.rpm.bin

Once you accept the product License Agreement, you will be prompted to enable or disable the Samples submission system during the installation.

Figure 4-1. Installation of ESET File Security via Terminal.




Always import a legacy license file before you start the ESETS daemon:

@SBINDIR@/esets_lic --import file.lic

See instructions on downloading legacy license in ESET Business Account portal.

Offline activation via ESET Management Center is not possible. .

Always import a legacy license file before you start the ESETS daemon:

@SBINDIR@/esets_lic --import file.lic

See instructions on generating legacy license in ESET Business Account portal.

NOTE: Offline activate via ESMC is not possible.

To enable regular updates of virus signature database, enter your Username and Password into the global section of the ESET configuration file using a text editor:

vi @ETCDIR@/esets.cfg

Edit the Update options section of the ESETS configuration file.

av_update_username = "EAV-12345678"
av_update_password = "yourpassword"

Start the main daemon service:

Linux OS:
/etc/init.d/esets start
Systemd distributions:
systemctl start esets

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start

Once the package is installed, you can verify that the main ESETS service is running by using the following command:

Linux OS:
ps -C esets_daemon

ps -ax | grep esets_daemon

After pressing ENTER, you should see the following (or similar) message:

 PID TTY          TIME CMD
2226 ?        00:00:00 esets_daemon
2229 ?        00:00:00 esets_daemon

At least two ESETS daemon processes are running in the background. The first PID represents the process and threads manager of the system. The other represents the ESETS scanning process.

To help you easily integrate ESET Security with your system, you can also use the ESET Security interactive automated install script. Note that automated installation is not available for File Servers. For more information, see /opt/eset/esets/share/doc for general instructions. . A list of available ESET File Security installations/uninstallations according to imported licenses will be displayed.