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Feb 21, 2011

Well this is something I didn't think I'd have to deal with quite so soon after putting Ubuntu on my laptop.

Being the paranoid individual that I am, I decided to put Avast antivirus (called workstation) on my Ubuntu install. That worked just as smoothly and quickly as expected.

Trouble started when I went to update it. It freaked out and gave me some kind of error. In my moment of idiocy I forgot to write it down, but needless to say, something didn't work, and now I can't touch the avast workstation.

Attempting to open it produces an error window that only says "Error occurred in Avast! engine: invalid argument". Reinstalling does nothing, and since I'm clueless as to how Linux works, I do something I can't fix short of a reformat of the Ubuntu partition on my drive.

I've looked in the software manager, and Avast doesn't even show up in the list. I have no idea what to do at this point. I have a suspicion that when it attempted to update it's core engine the files had to be deleted, but since I didn't run it with root privileges it couldn't delete the outdated engine.

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UI Syntax Error
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UI Syntax Error
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Check the log file!

I Googled a bit and came to the conclusion that for the second error I should try the following command:
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# Date: Sat Jul 31 19:49:46 2010
# Scanned areas:
# /home/lance/Documents
# Statistics:
# scanned files: 1909
# scanned directories: 90
# infected files: 0
# total file size: 71.2 MB
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# test elapsed: 4s 950ms

but i want what i see in the command line to show in the report. How do i do that? below is a sample of the command line
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/home/l/Documents/smb.conf [OK]
/home/l/Documents/wireless.txt [OK]
/home/l/Documents/xp key.txt [OK]
/home/l/Documents/Welcome Bishop Fernando Isern.html [OK]
Archived /home/l/Documents/.doc/_1_CompObj [OK]
Archived /home/l/Documents/.doc/1Table [OK]
Archived /home/l/Documents/.doc/WordDocument [OK]
Archived /home/l/Documents/.docyInformation [OK]
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# scanned directories: 90
# infected files: 0
# total file size: 71.2 MB
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# test elapsed: 4s 950ms

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