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Anti virus

Which is the safest Anti-Virus software for Linux?

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What made you ask this?

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I haven't seen a virus on Linux in decades. The few that came out were squashed in an OS update.

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Did not know

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Really? I didn't know that fact. Then I guess there is no need of a virus guard right?

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There can be a reason to have AV on Linux. Example.

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One of the reasons for antivirus scans in Linux is this scenario.

You receive a Word Document and edit it. You email it out and the receiver yelps "You sent me an infected document!".

You check it again on your Linux machine and nothing seems wrong. Then you scan it at some web scanning site and sure enough it was infected but had no effect on your Linux machine.

So you are stuck with propping up the Windows users.

Hope this explains one of many reasons you might have to use AV on Linux.

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Helpful

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Thank you for the information Blush

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ClamAV

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(NT) Thank you

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Why you have to worry about Computer Viruses in Linux?

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Why you have to worry about Computer Viruses in Linux. Where there Linux is the safe operating system.But there is a good open source anti-virus available for Linux. You may use Comodo Free Antivirus for Linux and it shows the ideal way to help customers feel safe and confident in using.

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Nope.

In reply to: Why you have to worry about Computer Viruses in Linux?

While I haven't seen a virus in Linux for years there are many issues unresolved in many installs.

There are so many DVRs for instance that run Linux but there is no update for say https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_(software_bug)

So you do have to worry. It's that simple.

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