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...?"