How to install Comodo Antivirus on Ubuntu Linux?

Comodo is a free and powerful antivirus program that is part of Comodo Internet Security(CIS). It offers real-time protection with on-demand scanning and anti-spam support. You can also configure it to provide server-side protection.

Today in this article I will discuss how to install Comodo Antivirus on Ubuntu.

Features of Comodo Antivirus

The key features of Comodo antivirus –

  • Easy to install and use
  • Real-time protection
  • Custom scanning profiles
  • Regular and automatic updates
  • Offers a mail filter having compatibility with Postfix, Qmail, Sendmail, etc.

How to install Comodo Antivirus on Ubuntu

To install Comodo Antivirus on Ubuntu first go to its official download page choose the operating system select it is 32 or 64 bit, and then click on FREE ANTIVIRUS FOR LINUX.

comodo antivirus

Alternatively, you can use the given command in your terminal –


Comodo Antivirus requires libssl to be installed on your system, use the following command to install it –

sudo apt install libssl1.1 -y

Next move to the location where the Comodo package is downloaded –

cd Downloads

And run the given command to install Comodo Antivirus on your system –

sudo dpkg -i cav-linux_x64.deb

If it shows any error then try running the given command –

sudo dpkg --ignore-depends=libssl0.9.8 -i cav-linux_x64.deb

install comodo

Now use the following command to run the post-installation script –

sudo /opt/COMODO/

How to use Comodo Antivirus on Ubuntu

Once the installation is successful you can launch Comodo from the Ubuntu activities dashboard. Search Comodo and click on its icon when appears as you can see in the image below.

open comodo

The following image shows the user interface of Comodo antivirus.

ui comodo

To scan your system for any threats click on the Antivirus tab and then click on Run a Scan.

scan for viruses

Now select computer or critical areas for scan and finally click on Scan. This will start scanning your system for viruses.

scanning system

For more information visit the official website of Comodo.


So now we hope you have successfully installed Comodo on your Ubuntu system. Now if you have a query or feedback then write us in the comments below.

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