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How to Install ESET NOD32 Antivirus on Systemd-Linux Based Distributions (Ubuntu/Debian/Arch/Solus)?


ESET NOD32 is a proprietary commercial antivirus solution that you can easily install on your Linux system by following these steps:
1- Download the ESET for Linux install file from the official website and make the file executable by right-clicking on it ➜ choose "Properties" ➜ go to the "Permissions" tab ➜ check "Allow executing file as a program."
2- Run the file by double-clicking it or run it from the terminal.
3- After the installation is complete, restart your computer.
4- Now try to run it, and nothing happens. So let's fix it.
5- Open a new Terminal window and 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){codeBox}

6- Create a file called "eset.service":
sudo nano -w eset.service{codeBox}

7- Add the following content to the file:
[Unit]
Description=ESET Scanner Daemon 
After=network.target 
[Service] 
ExecStart=/opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_daemon 
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID 
KillMode=process 
PIDFile=/var/run/esets_daemon.pid 
Restart=always 
Type=forking 
[Install] 
WantedBy=multi-user.target{codeBox}

8- Save the changes. (save: Ctrl+O - Exit: Ctrl+X)
9- Start the newly created "eset" service:
sudo systemctl start eset{codeBox} 

10- Start ESET NOD32 antivirus from your Desktop environment. Alternatively, you can start the ESET GUI using the following command in Terminal:
/opt/eset/esets/bin/esets_gui{codeBox}

11- Configure the "eset" service and ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop to start automatically after booting up:
sudo systemctl enable eset{codeBox}

12- Activate the antivirus by buying a license (username & password) and update the signature database.
 
That was all. Stay protected!
Djalel Oukid

Science teacher, PhD student, Master degree in Microbial biotechnology , Microbiologist, designer, video editor, podcaster & blogger. linkedin portfolio github

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