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.
Use the following instructions to download and install Powertech Antivirus for AIX.
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.
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.
To install or update using SMIT, run the following command:
Type the directory where the .rpm file is stored in the INPUT device field, and type
sgav for SOFTWARE to install as shown below:
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
* 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
COMMAND STATUS 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 File: 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 Next
After your purchase, you will receive an email from HelpSystems with your license code attached. To license the software:
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