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How to install Sophos Antivirus on a Linux server?

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Users might think that their Linux server is impenetrable to malicious code. Unfortunately, they are wrong. Though the Linux Server platform itself may not be directly get affected, yet in case that server happens to give out files/ folders to users (via Samba, SSHFS, NFS, etc.), then the one who are linked could easily become victim to the malicious files/ folders. That feels like a nightmare in the waiting.

 

How do you avoid that on a Linux server?

 

If a user is having a Linux server that serves up folders to other users on their network, the servers might require a bit of extra protection. Here, the users need to install a real-time antivirus/anti-malware solution like Sophos Security. Sophos antivirus for Linux server is a command line-only, free as well as real-time scanner for your server and desktop too. Sophos antivirus tool can run in the background or can issue a manual scan. Remember, no server (notwithstanding of platform) is 100% secure. A server or a technical device can be compromised regardless the one is connected to the internet or not. In that case, thinking that adding a piece of antivirus will end all the security measure for your Linux server, may be problematic. You must also be diligent with your administration duties.

 

The certified and experienced technical customer support experts of Pctech24 will walk you through the process of installing the efficient Sophos Antivirus security software, so that you can rest guaranteed that your server is less vulnerable to contain malicious code.

Here the simple guidelines that supports ‘how to install and configure Sophos Antivirus on your Linux server’ has been provided by the reliable and knowledgeable technical customer support experts of our firm. Go through and follow the guidelines properly:

 

Downloading the Sophos Antivirus Security

First of all, download the Antivirus security product of your preference from the official website of Sophos.

 

Getting the software

After downloading, you have to go through the process of registering your email address in order to get the software on to your technical device with the help of the unique license key that you have received with the download link.

 

Installing Sophos

The pulling out of the .tgz file will create a new directory, called Sophos Antivirus. Change that directory by typing a command ‘cd Sophos Antivirus’. Once, the directory gets open, you will find the compulsory installer script inside it. Now, run the founded script with the command ‘sudo sh install.sh’. The process will bring a welcome screen in front of you, asking you to click ‘Enter’ option to view the EULA At the time of viewing the license, click the spacebar key to scroll through the page and then hit ‘Y’ key to accept. Then a window asking you ‘where you would like to install Sophos Antivirus’ will appear on your screen. The default installation directory is /opt/Sophos antivirus. The users are recommended by the skilled technical customer support experts to accept that default location unless they have a reason to install it in another location.

 

The next question that often arise in users mind is - if the installation will be the Free or Supported version of Sophos Antivirus security software. The answer to this question is - the default is supported, which we are not installing. Then the users should type ‘f’ and click Enter to install the free version.

 

At last, you can configure a proxy (if compulsory). If no proxy is needed, then type ‘N’ and hit Enter key. The installation process will start and complete with Sophos Antivirus security installed. The completion of installation process will enable everything compulsory, so if you receive the message ‘Installation Completed’, Your Sophos Antivirus is good to go.

 

Your Linux server is safer

It’s the time to congrats you as your Linux server is now a bit safer. The installed Sophos Antivirus is running in the background, performing a real-time scan, of your server. If it will find a questionable file, then it will itself take action and alert you, through email.

 

So, if any how you face any type of technical issue with this security suite or your Linux server, then contact the technical customer support experts of a reliable Sophos support firm like Pctech24. Our technical customer support experts are deadly dedicated towards their duty of providing efficient support solutions to their customers in order to offer them safe and secure technical devices, networks and environment. Call us on our toll-free Sophos Antivirus technical customer support phone number - 0-800-368-7760, which is toll-free support number and available 24x7 to allow the technical customer support experts to do everything they can to keep our user data and devices safe from every possible threat.

Users might think that their Linux server is impenetrable to malicious code. Unfortunately, they are wrong. Though the Linux Server platform itself may not be directly get affected, yet in case that server happens to give out files/ folders to users (via Samba, SSHFS, NFS, etc.), then the one who are linked could easily become victim to the malicious files/ folders. That feels like a nightmare in the waiting.

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