Download and install ESET server solutions for Linux/FreeBSD


  • Install ESET File Security for Linux/FreeBSD, ESET Gateway Security for Linux/FreeBSD, or ESET Mail Security for Linux/FreeBSD

Current version available for download:


After purchasing or renewing a license for ESET server solutions for Linux/FreeBSD (ESET Mail Security, ESET File Security, or ESET Gateway Security), you will receive an email containing your ESET-issued Username, Password, and License Key. To download, unpack, install and configure your ESET server solution, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the installation package for your ESET server solution:

    Your ESET-issued Username and Password will be required to download the installer

    To retrieve your license details in North America, see License management support

  2. Use the following command to run the installation package from the shell (replace packagename with the name of the ESET installation package you downloaded in step 1):

    sh ./packagename
  3. To configure your ESET server solution, edit esets.cfg, verifying that your ESET-issued Username and Password are entered correctly when you do so. Click one of the links below for your ESET server solution manual, with complete instructions on configuring esets.cfg:

  4. Import your ESET license (not the one labeled "ERA") file using the following string of commands:

    sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --list
    sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --import nod32.lic
    sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --list

    The last command will return your license information. For example:

    /etc/opt/eset/esets/license/esets_5ee573.lic: ESET Mail Security, 2015-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
    /etc/opt/eset/esets/license/esets_e805ec.lic: ESET Gateway Security, 2015-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
    /etc/opt/eset/esets/license/esets_a905cf.lic: ESET File Security, 2015-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
  5. Start the ESETS service (daemon) using the following command:
    /etc/init.d/esets start
  6. Verify esets_daemon is running properly from the shell ps, using the following command (the specific parameters may vary depending on your operating system):

    Linux OS:

    ps -C esets_daemon

    BSD OS:

    ps aux | grep esets

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