F-Prot Antivirus with Web Interface

F-Prot Antivirus for Linux was especially developed to effectively eradicate viruses threatening workstations running Linux. It provides full protection against macro viruses and other forms of malicious software – including Trojans.

Preparing Your system

sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev checkinstall

Now you need to downloaf F-port antivirus for linux workstations package from here in to /usr/local/src/ folder or any other folder.

This will download the F-Prot Antivirus Version 4.6.6

sudo dpkg -i fp-linux-ws.deb

This will install the F-Port antivirus and you can see this in the following screen


F-Port Antivirus Frontend (XFPORT)

XFPROT is a graphical frontend to the F-Prot Antivirus(TM) for Linux

Download the latest version from here

sudo wget http://web.tiscali.it/sharp/xfprot/xfprot-1.16.tar.gz

sudo tar xzvf xfprot-1.16.tar.gz

cd xfprot-1.16

sudo ./configure --with-sudo --autodetect --without-debug --with-install-dir=/usr/local

sudo make

sudo checkinstall

Once this finishes the debian package creation you should see the following message

Done. The new package has been installed and saved to /usr/local/src/xfprot-1.16/xfprot_1.16-1_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i xfprot_1.16-1_i386.deb

This will complete the installation of xfprot

Now you need to create a new application menu for F-port antivirus for this you need to follow this

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/fprot.desktop

add the following lines and save the file

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Anti-Virus Application

Now you need to open F-prot application from Applications—>System Tools—>F-prot you can see this in the following screen


First time it will show you the license document here you need to tick the check box next to i agree and click ok


You can see the F-Prot antivirus Frontend in the following screen you can use for scanning,running updates etc


Uninstalling F-Prot Antivirus

sudo dpkg -r xfprot

sudo dpkg -r fp-linux-ws.deb

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5 thoughts on “F-Prot Antivirus with Web Interface

  1. You pasted this line from this page:
    sudo ./configure –with-sudo –autodetect –without-debug –with-install-dir=/usr/local

    you need to substitute – with —

    sudo ./configure –with-sudo –autodetect –without-debug –with-install-dir=”/usr/local”

  2. Installed fine and have icon, but will not open. What did I do wrong? Or is this a bug? How can I fix?

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