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How can I install Avast or any other anti-virus program onto a USB bootable Puppy Linux?

I need to scan Windows machines using it.

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I did not know you could install anti-virus software on Linux. –  William Jackson May 19 '11 at 20:28
    
I think you are wanting to create a linux bootable USB drive that will scan a Windows machine with Avast, is that right? –  rmart May 19 '11 at 20:31
    
@rmart I did not think of that, and now it all makes sense. –  William Jackson May 19 '11 at 20:44
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see: murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=58277 Too much to quote and I don't use Puppy myself, so no answer –  horatio May 19 '11 at 20:49
    
I think you are wanting to create a linux bootable USB drive that will scan a Windows machine with Avast, is that right? Yes that is correct. –  ImagingScientist May 19 '11 at 20:58
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If you just want to scan your windows machine for viruses, then you can use one of many bootable antivirus rescue ISO's. These can be used on USB's as well including the ability to update (Over Ethernet or Linux compatible Wireless Adapter)

You can use:

That's just some of many.

If you are adamant to install an antivirus on puppylinux then you need to make sure you have a persistent USB bootable image and then install one of the following:

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Thanks for the post. Will try these bootable Anti-virus solutions instead of trying to get Puppy Linux to install Avast. –  ImagingScientist May 19 '11 at 22:38
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Try using Fedora LiveUSB-Creator. Then install Avast rpm http://www.avast.com/es-ww/Linux-home-edition#tab4 in the USB. Then just update the antivirus, mount and scan the Windows partitions.

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Already got puppy Linux working on the USB, but had no luck trying to install Avast. –  ImagingScientist May 19 '11 at 22:31
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