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How do I install ESET Endpoint Antivirus 8 for Linux?


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Hello,

I just got instructions to install ESET Endpoint Antivirus 8 by email and I'm not even sure where to start.

I clicked the download link to find out that it was a .bin file and the instructions are so confusing, I don't even know if I'm doing the right thing.

Can someone help me with this?

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ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux is installed by running

sudo ./eea-<VERSION>.x86_64.bin

or

sudo sh ./eea-<VERSION>.x86_64.bin

as described at https://help.eset.com/eeau/8/en-US/installation.html?installation.html.

Activation is performed as per https://help.eset.com/eeau/8/en-US/installation.html?activate_eeau.html, ie. by running:

/opt/eset/eea/sbin/lic -k XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

 

If you prefer to use the legacy version 4 until August 3, 2023, you can keep it, however, it's no longer being developed and supported. However, the Endpoint Antivirus is not primarily intended for home users and therefore lacks gui settings (it's managed via the ESET PROTECT management console).

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Marcos advised: "If you prefer to use the legacy version 4 until August 3, 2023, you can keep it........"

I was under the impression that the legacy version 4 will expire August 3, 2022.

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2 hours ago, azeu666 said:

I was under the impression that the legacy version 4 will expire August 3, 2022.

It will reach EOL on that date. While module updates will be possible for some period after that date, they won't be guaranteed.

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On 8/20/2021 at 3:03 AM, Marcos said:

sudo ./eea-<VERSION>.x86_64.bin

or

sudo sh ./eea-<VERSION>.x86_64.bin

What do I write in <VERSION>?

I've tried multiple things but it didn't work.

But, if you say that I can keep my actual version until the date you mention without any problems, I'll probably end up with that option if nothing else works.

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sudo ./eea 

After that click Tab , it will auto-complete it for you.

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Something must be wrong.

It says "Can't open ./eeau.x86_64"

Is there another command I should enter?

Also, is there a specific place the file should be? Right now, it's on the Desktop.

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2 hours ago, Alexb360 said:

Something must be wrong.

It says "Can't open ./eeau.x86_64"

Please run:

sudo sh ./eeau.x86_64.bin

 

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The file eeau.x86_64.bin should be executable for launch.

Run:

sudo chmod +x eeau.x86_64.bin

and after

sudo sh ./eeau.x86_64.bin

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On 8/24/2021 at 3:37 PM, Matriciel said:

The file eeau.x86_64.bin should be executable for launch.

Run:

sudo chmod +x eeau.x86_64.bin

and after

sudo sh ./eeau.x86_64.bin

Does the file need to be at a specific emplacement?

I've entered the first command you told me and it still doesn't work.

It says "cannot access 'eeau.x86_64.bin': No such file or folder" but I have it on my desktop.

Does it need to be somewhere else?

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7 hours ago, Matriciel said:

No specific emplacement. You put it on your desktop, open a console, and, in the correct directory, entry the command...

What's the correct directory?

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6 hours ago, Alexb360 said:

What's the correct directory?

The one that you saved the installer in.

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5 hours ago, Marcos said:

The one that you saved the installer in.

And the installer is the .bin file I downloaded, right?

So, it's on the desktop. Should the command mention anything about the desktop?

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3 minutes ago, Alexb360 said:

And the installer is the .bin file I downloaded, right?

So, it's on the desktop. Should the command mention anything about the desktop?

You should have your Terminal set to Desktop folder

If it started for example in the Home folder you would need to make : cd Desktop , and then after the rest of the commands the guys gave you.

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Okay, it seems to work now.

It's now showing me the license agreement stuff and I have to press enter a bunch of time. I should be on the right path.

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Alright. Now it's telling me this.

"To upgrade ESET Endpoint Antivirus to newer version, use:
    apt-get install  ./eea-8.1.3.0-ubuntu18.x86_64.deb
To uninstall ESET Endpoint Antivirus, use:
    apt-get remove eea"

What should I do now?

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I tried the first command and got this

"E: Unable to open lock file / var / lib / dpkg / lock-frontend - open (13: Permission not granted)
E: Failed to get dpkg lock (/ var / lib / dpkg / lock-frontend). Do you have superuser rights?"

What should I do now?

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Okay, so I tried once again to install the thing again and got a different message. 

"Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 4327 (unattended-upgr)
Be aware that removing the lock file is not a solution and may break your system."

What should I do?

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9 hours ago, Alexb360 said:

Okay, so I tried once again to install the thing again and got a different message. 

"Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 4327 (unattended-upgr)
Be aware that removing the lock file is not a solution and may break your system."

What should I do?

It seems that when you tried to run the command the upgrade process in your Linux was already running

If it's stuck like this , try to make a restart and also the command before your last post need to be run with sudo

sudo apt-get install

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