Installation

ESET File Security 8 for Linux is distributed as a binary file (.bin).


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Update your OS

Make sure your OS has the most recent updates installed before installation of ESET File Security 8 for Linux.


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Remove

If you have ESET File Security for Linux version 4.x installed, remove it first. ESET File Security 8 for Linux is not compatible with ESET File Security for Linux version 4.x.

If you have been using ESET Remote Administrator to manage ESET File Security for Linux version 4, upgrade to ESET Security Management Center and then to ESET PROTECT to manage EFS 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:

./efs.x86_64.bin

sh ./efs.x86_64.bin

hmtoggle_plus0See available command-line arguments.

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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.x86_64.bin -n

or

sudo sh ./efs.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 PROTECT

To deploy ESET File Security 8 for Linux remotely on your computers, refer to the ESET PROTECT Software Install online help section.

To enable regular updates of detection modules, activate ESET File Security 8 for Linux.

If needed, enable the Web interface remotely.


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Third-party apps

A summary of third-party apps used by ESET File Security 8 for Linux can be found in the NOTICE_mode file stored at /opt/eset/efs/doc/modules_notice/.