Can"t get bitdefender to install on unbuntu 8.10

Alexandra Zaharia f0rg3r at
Sun Apr 12 06:43:31 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 5:52 AM, Ed Oneill <kodiack91 at> wrote:
> typed :sudo sh
> then I get the following:
> Please enter "accept" if you agree to license agreement
> enter anything else if you don"t agree to the terms of the license agreement
> the instalation process will stop.
> accept
> installing bit defender anti virus scanner v7.6.4
> dpkg:requested operation requires super user privilege
> could not complete the instalation of the packages aborting
> press return to close this window

Hello Ed,

"Something" must have happened.

Follow these steps:

1. open a terminal (gnome-terminal, konsole, xterm etc.)
2. cd /path/to/directory/where/you/downloaded/the/kit
3. chmod 755
This puts the execution flag on the .run kit.
4. sudo ./
5. type accept when prompted
6. when prompted, choose "Y" to install the bitdefender-scanner-gui
package (which provides the GUI scanner)

This should under no circumstance fail. If something happens though,
check if the bitdefende-scanner package is partly installed.

1. dpkg -l | grep bitdefender-scanner
If something, anything, shows up for the command above, do the following:
2. sudo dpkg --purge bitdefender-scanner
3. sudo rm -fr /opt/BitDefender-scanner

Now, here's the fail-proof thing that you can do:

1. ./ --keep
2. when prompted to accept the license, type anything *except*
"accept" and hit enter
3. the installation process is halted and the contents of the .run kit
will be available in a directory called
4. cd
5. sudo dpkg -i bitdefender-scanner_7.6-4_i386.deb
6. sudo dpkg -i bitdefender-scanner-gui_1.0-4_i386.deb
7. now in order to use either the command line scanner, called bdscan,
either the GUI scanner, called bdgui, you need to accept the license:
type either bdscan or bdgui, accept the license and you're good to go.

You will find the BitDefender Antimalware Scanner link in the system's menu.

You can even have BitDefender integrated with your file manager (such
that it will add an entry in the right-click menu, i.e. when you
right-click on a file/directory you can get a "Scan with BitDefender"
link. For this, check the tarballs in


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