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 Linux.
Download the Powertech Antivirus install file for your operating system from the Powertech Antivirus for Linux 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.
Note: If you are updating and need to identify the version that is currently installed, run the following command:
yum install libstdc++.so.5
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.
rpm --upgrade <rpm-file-name>
where <rpm-file-name> is the name of the latest version of the .rpm installation file.
To install on Ubuntu, run the following command:
dpkg -i <file-name>
where <file-name> is the name of the product .deb file.
rpm -e sgav
dpkg -r sgav
After your purchase, you will receive an email from HelpSystems with your license code attached. To license the software:
The Powertech Antivirus for Linux Reference Manual can be found at Powertech Product Manuals.
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