[KB2722] ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop FAQ

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ESET home product in Limited Support status

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Migrate from ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop to ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux.

  1. What is ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop?
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is ESET's anti-malware solution for desktop computers running Linux. It provides cross-platform protection against Linux, Windows, and Mac malware.

  2. Is there a Linux ESET security product for business users?
    Yes, ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition and Home Edition are both available. Visit the ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop FAQ for information on the business edition.

  3. Where can I purchase and download ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop?
    The home product is available for purchase at http://www.eset.com/store. You can also contact your local distributor or reseller to purchase the product.

  4. How do I install ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop?
    Refer to the following ESET Knowledgebase article for assistance: How do I Download and Install ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop?

  5. Is there a trial version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop?
    Yes, you can try ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop free for 30 days. Visit the ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop Download page, select your operating system and language, and then click Download. During installation, you will have the option to activate your free trial license. Note that there is a limit of one trial license per customer.

  6. Which Linux distributions are supported by ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop?
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is compatible with Debian 6.0.7, Fedora 18, Mandriva, Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu 12.10, and most RPM- and DEB-package manager based distributions. Both 32-bit and 64-bit (AMD64) architectures are supported. Other system requirements:

    kernel >= 2.6
    GNU C Library 2.3 or newer
    GTK+ 2.6 or newer
    LSB 3.1 compatibility recommended

  7. Does ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop support SELinux?
  8. We do not guarantee 100% compatibility with SELinux and we recommend disabling SELinux with ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop installed. Please note that once disabled, it should not be enabled again after installation. For more information, visit the following ESET Knowledgebase article: Is ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop compatible with SELinux?
  1. Does ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop block access to removable media?
    Yes, the Linux for Desktop products can block all access to removable media such as USB flash drives, HotPlug, FireWire, external hard drives, and CD/DVD. The option to allow all or block all removable media is found in the application preferences menu (F5) under Miscellaneous.