Project 19A: Virus Scanning with avast!

Although ClamAV may be the virus scanner of choice in the Linux world, my personal favorite is still avast!, which defended me during my Windows years. I think it is easier to use and, for what it's worth, nicer to look at. On the downside, it does require you to register every year so that you can get a license key, but that is hardly a monumental task, and it is still free.

19A-1: Downloading the avast! DEB Package and License Key

First you have to get the avast! file and license key. You can do this by opening your web browser and going to Once you're there, click the Download tab, and then download the DEB package of the avast! Linux Edition.

Once the download is ...

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