How install eset nod32 antivirus on systemd-linux based distrubition (ubuntu/debian/arch/solus)

  • Download eset for linux and make the file executable
  • double click it or run it from terminal
  • after installation restart you computer
  • now try to run it and nothing happen

So let fix it 

  • Open a new Terminal window  
  • Navigate to the systemd services directory:

sudo cd /usr/lib64/systemd/system (for 64bit system)
or /usr/lib/systemd/system (for 32bit system & debian based-distro)   

  • Create a file called "eset.service": 

sudo nano -w eset.service
  •        Add the following content to the file:

Description=ESET Scanner Daemon

ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID

  • Save your changes. (save : Ctrl+O - Exit : Ctrl+x)
  • Start the newly created "eset" service:  sudo systemctl start eset
  • Start ESET NOD32 Antivirus from your Desktop environment.
  • Alternatively, you can start the ESET GUI using the following command in Terminal:

  • Configure the "eset" service and ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop to start automatically after booting up:

    sudo systemctl enable eset
  • Ensure the ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is starting automatically after logging into the Desktop environment. 

    Note: Eset nod32 antivirus is commercial so you should buy a license.
    Activate the antivirus by buying a license (username & password) and update the signature database.
Djalel Oukid

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