ESET File Security for Linux is distributed as a binary file (.bin).



Make sure your OS has the most recent updates installed before installation of ESET File Security for Linux.


Remove version 4.x first

If you have ESET File Security for Linux version 4.x installed, remove it first. Version 7.x is not compatible with version 4.x.

If you have been using ESET Remote Adminstrator to manage ESET File Security for Linux version 4, upgrade to ESET Security Management Center in order to manage version 7 remotely.

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 ./efs-<VERSION>.x86_64.bin

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Gain .deb or .rpm installation package

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

sudo ./efs-<VERSION>.x86_64.bin -n


sudo sh ./efs-<VERSION>.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. Once you accept the product License Agreement, installation will complete and displays the Web interface login details.

The installer would inform you of any dependency problems.

Installation via ESET Security Management Center (ESMC)

To deploy ESET File Security for Linux remotely on your computers, refer to the ESMC Software Install online help section.

To enable regular updates of detection modules, activate ESET File Security for Linux.

If needed, enable the Web interface remotely.


Third-party apps

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