BitDefender is a program to check for Windows viruses and malware. It can be run in the background or on demand when required. Once installed it can be found under Applications – Systems Tools. It can be used as an alternative to clamav/clamtk.
Add the repository by going to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and click on the ‘Third Party Software’ tab. Now click on ‘Add’ and copy+paste the following line:
deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free
Click on ‘Close’ and press ‘Reload’ when prompted. Ignore the ‘No repository key’ error (if displayed). To add the repository key open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines::
sudo apt-key add bd.key.asc
Now update the sources list:
sudo apt-get update
To install the graphical interface and command line program copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui
Once complete you now need to log out and log back in again. a menu shortcut will be generated (Applications -> System Tools -> BitDefender Scanner).
Before running the scanner it’s probably best to install the latest virus/malware signatures by clicking on the ‘Update’ button.
BitDefender comes with a standard 30 day free license, when first installed. It is free for private and personal use – the license can be extended to one year by requesting a new license key from http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Products/ScannerLicense/ For all business use a paid for license is required.
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