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How do I replace my existing license with a new one in ESET File Security for Linux?

Solution

  1. Open a new Terminal window by clicking Applications → Accessories → Terminal.

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  1. Type the following commands in the order shown below and press Enter after each command. Enter your password when prompted (the cursor will not move as you type).
    1. cd /etc/opt/eset/esets/license
       
    2. sudo rm esets_*.lic
       
    3. cd /opt/eset/esets/sbin

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  1.  To verify that you have successfully removed your expired license, type the command shown below to restart the ESET service. You will receive the error notification Cannot initialize scanner: License not found, repeat step 2 if you do not receive this error.

    sudo service esets restart

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  1. Type the command below to import your new license file. If you saved your new license file to your Desktop, the location of new license file will be similar to /home/eset/Desktop/EFSW.lic (see Figure 1-4).

    sudo./esets_lic--import location of new license file (for example /home/eset/Desktop/EFSW.lic)

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  1. Type the command below to restart the ESET service again. When you receive the notification OK, your new license has been imported successfully.

    sudo service esets restart

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