I’ve written a post about how to install BitDefender Antivirus Scanner on Ubuntu, but it’s old. This tutorial will show you how to install the scanner in Ubuntu and its derivatives via the official repository. It works on all canonical supported Ubuntu editons, such as Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04.


To get started, open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T key combination on your keyboard. Then follow the steps below:

1.) Add the BitDefender repository key to the list of apt trusted keys:

wget http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc
sudo apt-key add bd.key.asc

2.) Add the following line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free

You can run sudo /etc/apt/sources.list in terminal to open and edit the file.

3.) Update and install BitDefender packages:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui

That’s it. Enjoy!