How to install (Linux)

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How to install (Linux)


The installation procedure consists of the following three steps.

  1. Uninstall other installed anti-virus software
  2. Download the installer
  3. Execute the installer

Administrator privileges on your computer are required for installation, so please check the administrator privileges account and password in advance. Please note that the computer administrator account is different from the account issued by the Information and Media Center.

Uninstall other installed anti-virus software

Before installing F-Secure Computer Protection, uninstall another anti-virus software that has already been installed (including F-Secure with a different version). If another anti-virus software is installed, the installation may fail or the operation may become unstable.

Download the installer

You can download the installer from the link below. To download the installer, you need to authenticate with an account issued by the Information and Media Center.


Execute the installer

  1. Connect the computer to be installed to the network and log in with administrator (root) privileges.
  2. Make sure you have the required dependencies installed.
    CentOS 7, RHEL 7, Oracle Linux 7, Amazon 2 fuse-libs, libcurl, python
    CentOS 8, RHEL 8, Oracle Linux 8 fuse-libs, libcurl, python36
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 libfuse2, libcurl4, python3
    Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04 libfuse2, libcurl3, python
    Debian 10, Ubuntu 18.04 libfuse2, libcurl4, python
    Ubuntu 20.04 libfuse2, libcurl4, python3
  3. Create a directory for package extraction and extract the downloaded installer package.

    unzip fsls64-(version number).zip

  4. Execute the installation command.

    bash f-secure-linuxsecurity/f-secure-linuxsecurity-installer

Other information

The anti-virus software can be configured from the command line. Please refer to this guide for the procedure.

If a file is detected as malware, ".malware" is added to the end of the file name (e.g., "file" is renamed to "file.malware"). In addition, the following log is output to Syslog.

Apr  5 11:37:55 hostname lspmd-start[943]: alert [source=oas; type=detection]: path=/home/hoge/Downloads/; action=rename; infection=EICAR_Test_File

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