How to install Kaspersky on Linux?

Kaspersky antivirus is software that is popular for its technological environment and also has many latest features added to its setup and in this era where technological advancement is increasing rapidly and it has become very easy for anyone who is technically sound to get into a system and that can be really harmful to anyone’s system and also for the data stored in that system.

So that the user can easily cope up with this antivirus software has become a basic necessity of every computer, but as there are so many versions of Kaspersky antivirus available in the market also because there are so many technicalities involved therefore it becomes a problem to get through all of this confusion sometimes, and therefore at some points, the users are seen struggling even with the basic procedure of installation.

Here the experts from Kaspersky UK will throw some light on all the details associated with the installation of Kaspersky antivirus software on Linux.

Before getting into the installation procedure it is essential to know the advantages of using Kaspersky endpoint security for Linux-

• It is a combination of big data threat intelligence and machine learning.
• Keeps the system protected from zero-day attacks.
• Scans removable drives automatically.
• Detects behavior.
• Protects against network threats.
• Also, it has anti-phishing and web threat protection included.
• Uses device control to keep the system away from attacks.
• Network risk can be controlled in one place.
• Also, it stops the Ransomware.

Now that we know the advantages so now we need to see the minimum system requirements for installation of Kaspersky antivirus on Linux-

How to install Kaspersky on Linux?


The general system requirements include the following:

• The hard drive should have 1GB space for installing, and for the storage of temporary logs and files.
• Strong internet connection.
• The processor should be 1.86GHZ or higher than that.
• For an operating system of 32 bit, the RAM should be 1GB.
• 1GB swap partition.

The operating system requirements include the following:

• Cent operating system 6.9x86/x64.
• Debian GNU/Linux 8.9x86/x64 or higher.
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4x64 or higher.
• Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS X64 or higher.
• Open SUSE 42.3 or higher.
• Amazon Linux AMI.
• Linux mint 18.2 or later.
• Microfocus local enterprise server.
• SUSE Linux enterprise server 15.
• Oracle Linux 7.3 and later.

The software requirements include the following:

• Perl interpreter 5.1 or higher.
• Utility installed from the operating system installer.
• Installed packages for compiled applications.

Now let us see the process to be followed for installation of Kaspersky on Linux:

• The user should open the Kaspersky administration kit and should then get a Kaspersky installation package created.
• Then in the wizard that opens the user should click “next” further the user should enter the name of the package and should then click “next.”
• The user should further click on “select” and should then choose a.kpd file. The file has to be stored in the same folder along with the distribution package and also the installation script.
• The files will then be downloaded to the admin server the user then has to click “next” after the download.
• The user should further select an update source and should again click “next.”
• The user should choose the option “Do not restart the computer” the user should further click on “next”
• Then click “finish.”
• The user will then have to start the remote installation task for that the user should click the installation package created and should then choose “install.”
• Then the user should click “next”.
• Then the user has to choose a group of computers for deployment.
• The user should then click on the “next” button twice.
• Then at the activation stage, the user should click on “add” the user should then choose a key file for the Kaspersky antivirus Linux file server.
• Once the key is added the user has to further click on “next.”
• Then on the account management stage, the user should click the option “next”
• The user should then click on the "Next" button twice in order to get the remote installation task started.

For any further information, it is advised that the user gets in touch with the team of technicians at Kaspersky service care.