[KB2710] Create a package for a remote install of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop


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To perform a remote installation of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop, you must create a remote installation package using the ESET installer and then install the package on target computers using remote desktop software. The available deployment package types are .linux and .rpm.

Additional installation options:

Download the installer

  1. Download and save the appropriate version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Linux Desktop for your system:

    32-bit Download    64-bit Download

    Have your credentials ready

    You will need your unique username and password to download your ESET security product.

  2. Select Save to Disk when prompted to and save the file to the Desktop.
  3. Once the download is complete, right-click the installer, select Properties and click the Permissions tab. Select the check box next to Allow executing file as program and then click Close.

    Enabling this permission is required in most instances to begin the installation and to prevent the error message Couldn't display "/home/eset/Desktop/ueavbe.i386.en.linux".


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Create a Package for Remote Installation

  1. To begin your installation, double-click the ESET NOD32 Antivirus installer icon "ueavbe.i386.en.linux" or "ueavbe.x86_64.en.linux".

    Potential SELinux conflict

    SELinux may conflict with ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Linux Desktop on some distributions. If you receive the error message "SELinux not supported", you must disable it before continuing.

    Disable SELinux from Terminal window
    1. Run the following commands under root account:
      sed -i 's/selinux=enforcing|selinux=permissive/SELINUX=disabled/I' /etc/sysconfig/selinux
      echo "0" > /selinux/enforce
      Alternatively, open the /etc/sysconfig/selinux file and change the selinux option to:
    Disable SELinux using the GUI

    1. Click SystemAdministrationSecurity Level and Firewall. Enter your root password and click OK. Select the SELinux tab and then select Disabled from the drop-down menu. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your system for the changes to take effect. 

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  1. Enter your root password if prompted and click OK. The ESET NOD32 Antivirus Setup window will display. Click Next to continue. 

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  1. On the Installation Type screen, select Prepare ESET NOD32 Antivirus for remote installation and click Next to continue. 

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  1. Read the Important Information including Product Features and System requirements and click Next to continue. 
  2. On the License Agreement screen, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and then click Next to continue. 

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  1. The Installation Mode window will be displayed. Select Typical and click Next to continue. 

    Additional configuration options

    Selecting Custom install will display additional configuration parameters such as Proxy Server settings, ESET Remote Administrator configuration, and adding Privileged Users.
    If you select Typical (recommended), the additional configuration parameters can still be accessed after installation is complete.

  2. In the Update window, type your ESET-provided Username and Password and click Next to continue. 

    Usernames and Passwords

    Remember to enter your Username and Password exactly as they are written:

    • The username and password are case sensitive
    • The hyphen in the username is necessary
    • The password is ten characters long and all lowercase
    • If you are copying and pasting, make sure you don't select an extra blank space
    • We do not use the letter L in passwords (use the number one (1) instead)
    • A big '0' is the number zero (0); a little 'o' is the lowercase letter o

    I forgot my Username and Password

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  1. The Enable ThreatSense.Net Early Warning System option is selected by default. Click Next to continue.

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  1. In the Special applications window, select your preferred option (see What is a potentially unwanted application?) and click Next

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  1. In the Remote Installation Files window, click Browse to change the destination folder. Please note, this folder must be empty. Click Next.

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  1. Click Create to create the installation packages (.rpm and .linux).  See Figure 1-11.

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  1. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop can be installed on target computers using deployment software such as LANDesk Management Suite, Network protocol Secure Shell (SSH) or Secure Copy (SCP) or removable media.

    For instructions to deployi the packages to remote workstations, visit: How do I deploy ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop to remote workstations?

Figure 1-11

For detailed instructions to administer client computers using ESET Remote Administrator (ERA), please refer to ERA User Guide's Administering client computers section.