COMODO Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) v1.1.268025.1 is released!

Hi Everyone,

We are excited to release COMODO Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) v1.1 (v1.1.268025.1) which is the first important update after publishing v1.0 (v1.0.239818.1).
Comodo Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) is a product running on Linux to provide antivirus services for file and mail filtering.


  • Support Linux Mint
  • Fix bug: OS hang while processing realtime scanning task
  • Fix bug: Scanning stops abnormally after several full disk scanning
  • Fix bug: File path contains non-English characters could not be displayed correctly somewhere
  • Fix other bugs

It features:

  • On-demand and On-access malware scanning
  • Script simulator and script scanning
  • PE simulator including dynamic and generic unpack
  • PE Obj scanning
  • Cloud scanning
  • Compressed packages scanning
  • Full heuristic scanning
  • White list checking and smart scanning
  • Quarantine and event log viewer
  • Signature and binary updates
  • Mail gateway email malware filtering compatible with MTA software Postfix, Sendmail, Exim and Qmail
  • Spam email detection

It supports:

Linux distributions(both x86 and x86_64):

  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.9 and 6.3
  • CentOS 5.9 and 6.3
  • Fedora 17
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • openSUSE 12.1
  • Debian 6.0
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Mint 13

MTA and related plugin:

  • postfix:2.9.1
  • sendmail:8.14.4
  • exim4:4.76
  • qmail:1.06-4
  • amavis:2.6.4

Download links:

RPM packages for Redhat Enterprise Linux Server, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and OpenSUSE:

  • 32 bits

size: 24.3 MB (25,542,678 bytes)
md5: 94c3b08023754ecc09c81be1cc5e7ba0
sha1: 4630868d8cedec33d871483609c6ebe46907851c

  • 64 bits

size: 24.7 MB (25,926,364 bytes)
md5: 555ee6f51d116d2462962a2e4256aeba
sha1: 8f4aa7eb9ea6bedfa011d5de586f0be557017d02

DEB packages for Debian, Ubuntu and Mint:

  • 32 bits

size: 24.3 MB (25,543,954 bytes)
md5: 8c3978bc9ccd98d784bd9364e9a5ac2d
sha1: 2385acd916b6088ed151b043a9d54942f8f0821c

  • 64 bits

size: 24.7 MB (25,921,630 bytes)
md5: 73feaa175c9d3f0d098dd416441dd740
sha1: 533dd3b4adc57a43937e6795399a7df4bf88fd5a

Appreciate a lot for your kind supports and welcome to give us your feedback.


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Just installed on Ubuntu 12.04.

All seems well!


excellent job!

Thanks for the Update I will check it out when I get this Linux version of CAVL on my Ubuntu 12.04

Excelent testint en Linux-Mint

salu2… ;D

Good job :wink:

can i use it on Linux Mint 14?? i am new to Linux…

I will later try it in Ubuntu 12.10 (in VM Ware) and see what it does. The previous version was a serious load and I did not use it on 12.10.

So far working good on Mint 14, 64 bit. :-TU

Yes… Download the .deb file based on if your running the 32 or 64 bit version of Mint. Open it with the package installer. After it’s installed, run the setup .sh file in the terminal like it specifies. Restart it, update the virus database, do a full scan, and you should be good to go.

Hi Yanghua

Can you confirm whether CAVL detects Linux threats as well as Windows threats? The reason I ask, is that I’m running Ubuntu 12.04 on old hardware (1.2 GHz, 1GB ram) and installing CAVL is likely to affect the overall performance of this machine.

Btw, congratulations on this new release.


Unlocked the topic. It may have gotten accidentally locked.

It is possible to run Comodo Antivirus first from Linux live USB ;D

and install it later to your PC if you like it.


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The Best on Home Desktop Linux!
That’s all! ;D

It works great on my Desktop (Linux Mint 14)

It also would be great to use mail scanning for Thunderbird, Evolution and Claws Mail.

Can’t install on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

actually I’ve libssl1.0.0 installed, but when I try to install cav I get this error:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cav-linux:
cav-linux depends of libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8m-1); however:
The package `libssl0.9.8’ is not installed.

Is there any solution for this?

It is not working with the latest Linux Mint Debian Edition Cinnamon, I always get that message every time I restart my computer: COMODO Aplication Agent is not running! And it has been impossible for me to solve that problem.

Many Thanks to the COMODO developers for releasing a Linux AV version! There has been others who has tried, but none has been as easy to setup than this one.

It runs well, even on less than 2.0GHz CPU’s, my T42 ThinkPad has a 1.7GHz Pentium M, there are no slowdowns.

The trick to getting COMODO AV for Linux running right is a simple one, via the command line. It has to be ran as sudo. Without the quotes, enter the following after install/updating.

“sudo /opt/COMODO/”

This will get it going enough for COMODO to fix the rest (a prompt will appear to automatically fix it, do so). A reboot may be needed, though I wasn’t prompted to do so. Once all is configured (mail can be configured later if necessary), you’ll be prompted on the main interface to run a full scan, which takes much less time than a Windows scan does.

Again, thanks to the COMODO team for providing the growing Linux community with a real security choice.

Hopefully, a firewall will soon follow!


Has anyone had any luck getting around the problem mentioned previously about installing CAVL on Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I have run up against the same problem. Thanks.

Hi all,

preparing the CAV port to Slackware, I have updated the german translations.
Please extract the attached archive to /opt/COMODO/translations.


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