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I've downloaded the free Sophos antivirus package for Linux (is this a good antivirus for eOS Loki?). However, I'm still a beginner and I don't know how to install it.

I extracted the package in the Downloads folder:

/home/anna/Downloads/sav-linux-free-9.tgz

The extracted files are:

install.sh
sav.tar
talpa.tar
uncdownload.tar

I don't know what to do next. I tried following the Sophos online instructions for installing on a standalone, but I didn't know how to copy the package to a temporary folder and when I enter the install command in root, it says it can't locate the package:

Download the relevant tarball for your platform and copy it to a temporary directory. For example: /tmp

Change to the temporary directory and untar the tarball. For example:

cd /tmp
tar -xzvf tarball
Run the install script:
./sophos-av/install.sh

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

There is no support for home linux users from Sophos. Can anyone in this community help?

Thanks!

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After downloading the sav-linux-free-9.tgz file, it will be in the Downloads folder.

Yes, like you said, the instructions say to copy it to a temporary directory.

1) Create the directory (I use /opt): sudo mkdir /opt/sophos

2) From your downloads folder, extract the file into the newly created folder:

sudo tar -xzvf sav-linux-free-9.tgz -C /opt/sophos

3) Change to the folder: cd /opt/sophos

4) Install Sophos: sudo ./sophos-av/install.sh

5) For most of the prompts, you can select the default. But when prompted for Free or Supported, choose Free.

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