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Installing Symantec Antivirus on Linux Centos-6

Dear Experts,

a. I have run RPM to install symantec antivirus on my centos server in this way:
rpm -Uhv /var/www/vhosts/abcxyz.com/httpdocs/SAVLINUX/rpm/sav-1.0.13-16.i386.rpm

b. executing above command shown me two line output
preparing ..... [100%]
1:sav.... [100%]

c. here is the doc of what i have installed and how it works

01. how i make sure that antivirus is installed on my server, because executing sav command is giving me error:
-bash: sav: command not found
i have checked file system symantec files exist on the system and sav command resides at:

Kindly Help.
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Sudeep Sharma

8/22/2022 - Mon
Sudeep Sharma

CentOS 6 is not supported by Symantec SAV. Also check for the kernel version if that is also not supported.

From the document that you have referred, below are the supported system for SAV

Software system requirements
Symantec AntiVirus supports the following Linux distributions:
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 3.0 ES (RHEL3ES)
SuSE™ LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9)
Novell® Linux Desktop 9 (NLD9)
These distributions are supported on computers using Intel 486-, 586-, and 686- compatible CPUs.
Warning: Auto-Protect functionality is available only on supported kernels.
Refer to the Readme file that accompanied your Symantec AntiVirus for Linux software for a list of the supported kernels.


- i have checked the kernal(2.6.32) is supported
- and centos is also almost a clone of redhat

thanks for your reply,
Julian Parker

Centos is certainly a version of RHEL but RHEL 3 and RHEL/CentOS 6 are completely different.

If you want to know what files to execute you might get some information from the package itself, running from the command line would require that the path to the executables was in the PATH environment.

Use `rpm -qvil sav | more` to list the files in the package, you might need to go to /opt/ something and then run ./sav but as suggested, it might not work unless you have a supported version.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

01. i got the clue that AV software is 32-bit.  i installed 32-bit support package on server, and then reinstalled the AV... now commands are working
(not directly but with prefix like: /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus/sav info -t)

02. now the problem is that i am not able to enable aut-protect (this package is installed)

a. this command shows the status of auto-protect as 'disabled'
sav info -a

b. this command should enable the auto-protect
sav autoprotect -e

c. but after running the enable command status is still showing 'disabled'

Kindly help!
Julian Parker

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- i tried full syntax 'sav autoprotect --enable'

- but autoprotect status is still showing as 'disabled'

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