I want Malware bites securiy application.

Asked by James Edward Frederick Shaw (Jim)

I may well be at the wrong site for what I want! I've just had my PC updated and system changed to ubuntu and was advised to use the application once a week but I cant find it in my PC so maybe I need to download it, Perhaps you can assist me?

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Best Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) said :

Hi James! Launchpad Answers is definitely a great place to ask questions, but sometimes it can take a bit longer. You can find out about the other support options at http://www.ubuntu.com/support :)

Ubuntu and Windows are different operating systems, which means that they provide distinct environments for the software you run. So, there is no version of MalwareBytes for Ubuntu. When you told to run it once a week, I'll bet that was because you were running Windows. At this point, you probably don't need it. Because Ubuntu doesn't run Windows software, it is not affected by Windows viruses, which are what MalwareBytes is designed to prevent. At the moment, there is really no risk of malware leaping on to your system through normal use. The situating here is basically that same as on MacOS, except we have the added benefit that Software Center provides a single central source for most of the stuff you need. That way, people don't need to download software from unreliable sources.

Some people still like to use virus scanners in Ubuntu, but this is usually to check that files they are relaying don't have viruses (because they can still affect Windows users). Quite useful for businesses, naturally. For that, we have ClamAV. You can find that if you open Software Center and type ClamAV into the search box at the top right. There will be a result named “Virus Scanner”, with a little diamond shaped logo.
It is also possible to buy Norton, Kaspersky Antivirus and a few others for Linux, though these packages are typically aimed at corporate use.

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Fernando (fernandocarvalho1987) said :

I think that is not reasonable to add a software that is useless for the Linux community.
Try convincing people to switch to Linux, and find alternative software for their needs, so it would force developers to create their software to Linux.

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James Edward Frederick Shaw (Jim) (jimshaw) said :

Thanks Dylan McCall, that solved my question.

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Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) said :

No problem! I hope Ubuntu is working well for you :)