The Home Edition is offered free of charge but only for home, non-commercial use. Both of these conditions should be met.
Reasonable memory requirements
Intuitive Simple User Interface
Independent on installed graphic libraries
Working with the scan results
Actions with infected files
Storing the scan results (history)
Command-line scanner with STDIN/STDOUT mode
Updates can be completely automatic
Alerts via SMTP
Works on all modern distributions
Shell scripts for common tasks
Updates of the virus database are another key need in virus protection. Avast! is usually updated at least 3 times a week (even more frequently during virus outbreaks), providing you with the most up-to-date definitions to efficiently protect your system against the latest threats.
The Linux version also has a chest directory where suspicious files are stored. These files can be deleted, or it is possible to work with them later. It is also possible to submit the files to our virus lab for further analysis.
Any Linux distribution (x86 platform only) with GLIBC version 2.1 or higher and pthreads libraries installed
486 processor (Pentium or higher recommended)
32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
Download: avast! Linux Home Edition