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ANTIVIRUS FOR LINUX_newbie here

AmberJain
Expert 100+
P: 884
Hello, LINUX newbie here..........
Do I need an anti virus for LINUX (especially Damn Small Linux).
If yes, then which one you will prefer?
If no, why?

THANKS
Feb 27 '08 #1
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ashitpro
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P: 542
Hello, LINUX newbie here..........
Do I need an anti virus for LINUX (especially Damn Small Linux).
If yes, then which one you will prefer?
If no, why?

THANKS
You don't need any antivirus for linux.
why?
1: Linux has no extension for files, so viruses can't attack easily
2: Linux has Process level security. i.e If you run any virus it won't affect system processes as the were started as root previleges

Though there exists linux viruses, they are still in labs.
If you still not comfortable you can use Clam antivirus.
Feb 29 '08 #2

AmberJain
Expert 100+
P: 884
You don't need any antivirus for linux.
why?
1: Linux has no extension for files, so viruses can't attack easily
2: Linux has Process level security. i.e If you run any virus it won't affect system processes as the were started as root previleges

Though there exists linux viruses, they are still in labs.
If you still not comfortable you can use Clam antivirus.
THANKS.......................................
Feb 29 '08 #3

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