Important Updates to Cybersecurity Software

HelpSystems is updating the names of our cybersecurity software, including the Powertech product line. Don’t worry—the functionality of your products won’t change.

See the new names here > New, Clearer Names for HelpSystems Security Software.


Minimum System Requirements

  • IBM AIX 7.1 TL4
  • IBM AIX 7.2 TL0
  • Approximately 300MB disk space

Installing or updating

Powertech Antivirus can be installed using the rpm command or using SMIT (System Management Interface Tool). Using either method, first change to the directory where the file is located (i.e. cd /home).

Download the Powertech Antivirus install file for your operating system from the HelpSystems website. Current users can access the download from the Powertech Antivirus download page. If you're a new user, you should have received an email message containing the download link. If you don't have it, contact your Regional Manager.

Unzip the download file, then place the rpm file on the host machine.

If you are updating Powertech Antivirus, you will run the product installer over the existing Powertech Antivirus 4 installation. By default, the update folder is the same as the one used for your original Powertech Antivirus 4 installation. (If your current installation uses a different install path, that path can be provided with the --prefix option.) Before updating, backup any user data.

Once the update is complete, a new license file will need to be placed in the installation folder. The existing license.xml file should be removed. Make sure to keep a copy of license.xml if a rollback to the previous version is needed.

Installing or Updating with RPM

To install using RPM, run the following command:

rpm --install <rpm-file-name>

where <rpm-file-name> is the name of the .rpm installation file.

By default, the product will install to the /opt/sgav directory which will be created if it does not exist. To install to a different directory, use the --prefix option. For example:

rpm --install <rpm-file-name> --prefix /home/sgav 

will install to the /home/sgav directory.

Run the following command to update:

rpm --upgrade <rpm-file-name>

where <rpm-file-name> is the name of the latest version of the .rpm installation file.

Installing or Updating using SMIT (System Management Interface Tool)

To install or update using SMIT, run the following command:

smit install_software

Type the directory where the .rpm file is stored in the INPUT device field, and type sgav for SOFTWARE to install as shown below:

NOTE: Users performing an update—If the latest version of Powertech Antivirus is in the same folder as the previous version, use F4 to list the packages that match sgav. Choose sgav-4.3.0-602.
			SOFTWARE to install                              
Move cursor to desired item and press F7. Use arrow keys to scroll.
    ONE OR MORE items can be selected.
Press Enter AFTER making all selections.
   sgav                                                   ALL
      @@R:sgav-4.0-13 4.0-13 
      @@R:sgav-4.3.0-602 4.3.0-602

Install Software

  1. Type or select values in entry fields.
  2. Press Enter AFTER making all desired changes.

[Entry Fields]

* INPUT device / directory for software               /home/root
* SOFTWARE to install                                [sgav                 > +
PREVIEW only? (install operation will NOT occur)    no                     +
COMMIT software updates?                            yes                    +
SAVE replaced files?                                no                     +
AUTOMATICALLY install requisite software?           yes                    +
EXTEND file systems if space needed?                yes                    +
OVERWRITE same or newer versions?                   no                     +
VERIFY install and check file sizes?                no                     +
Include corresponding LANGUAGE filesets?            yes                    +
DETAILED output?                                    no                     +
Process multiple volumes?                           yes                    +
ACCEPT new license agreements?                      no                     +
Preview new LICENSE agreements?                     no                     +
WPAR Management
Perform Operation in Global Environment         yes                    +
Perform Operation on Detached WPARs             no                     +
Detached WPAR Names                        [_all_wpars]            +
Remount Installation Device in WPARs            yes                    +
Alternate WPAR Installation Device             []
F1=Help          F2=Refresh        F3=Cancel        F4=List
F5=Reset         F6=Command        F7=Edit          F8=Image
F9=Shell         F10=Exit          Enter=Do
  1. When the installation is complete, the following screen will appear. Ensure the Command status is OK.
Command: OK            stdout: yes           stderr: no

Before command completion, additional instructions may appear below.

installp: The specified device /home/root
is not a valid device or file.
geninstall -I "a -cgNQqwX -J"  -Z   -d /home/root -f File 2>&1

R:sgav-4.3.0-602                   4.3.0-602
Validating RPM package selections ...
Please wait...
sgav                        ##################################################

F1=Help      F2=Refresh       F3=Cancel       F6=Command
F8=Image     F9=Shell         F10=Exit        /=Findn=Find 


After your purchase, you will receive an email from HelpSystems with your license code attached. To license the software:

  1. Save the attached file to the /opt/sgav directory.
  2. Rename the file "license".

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Last Modified On: February 04, 2019