Anti virus program needed for Ubuntu?

Created by Gord Allott on on 2008-06-04
Keywords:
anti virus anti-virus firewall
Last updated by:
Nick Ellery on on 2008-06-10

QUESTION:
I've always used DOS and later Windows. I'm not satisfied about Windows. That's the reason for me to try something else.
I am not familiar with Ubuntu, because I am new. I'm interested and deeply impressed for what I've seen until now.

I used GRC.com and noticed that a firewall was already active (all stealth!)
An anti virus program is also necessary.
Can you help me to select and install this.

ANSWER:
No, Linux and Ubuntu are not really susceptible to viruses because of the fact that virus makers do not target Ubuntu and that Ubuntu has a more secure system by its very nature. Most people never install any kind of anti-virus software or firewall.

If you insist on installing some kind of anti-virus software, most people go for "clam av" which can be installed via the usual methods of installing software.
You can also find out more here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus