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Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux?

Feb 26, 2008, 01:45 (6 Talkback[s])

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"There has been a lot of debate recently over whether or not it's a good idea to run an anti-virus program if you're using Linux. Reading the forums, I see a lot of misunderstandings, particularly around what exactly it is that these anti-virus programs do and whether or not they're necessary. I hope to clear up some of the confusion regarding the anti-virus situation on Linux.

"When you think of an anti-virus program, especially if you're coming from a Windows world, you think of a program that runs in the background and scans files as they are accessed (or, perhaps you have your entire system scanned on a regular basis) to see if anything is infected with a virus..."

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