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Linux.com: Note to New Linux Users: No Antivirus Needed

Feb 28, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"One of the most common questions I hear new Linux users ask is 'What program should I use for virus protection?' Many of them lose faith in me as a source of security information when I reply, 'None.' But you really don't need to fear malware on your new platform, thanks to the way Linux is built.

"Savvy Windows users have to watch their virus checkers as closely as the head nurse in the ICU keeps an eye on patient monitors. Often, the buzz in the Windows security world is about which protection-for-profit firm was the first to discover and offer protection for the malware du jour--or should I say malware de l'heure...?"

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