Antivirus & Spyware

Asked by silvermist on 2010-12-06

I am new to Ubuntu and I was wondering if there was a antivirus and spyware program or downloads for Ubuntu? If so where can I download it from?

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2010-12-07
karlrt (karlrt) said : #1

karlrt suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #111: “Anti virus program needed for Ubuntu?”.

karlrt (karlrt) said : #2

linux in general is (because of its structure) quite safe, there are no real threats coming from viruses known. If a security hole is found, it is usually patched in no time!

But you can use linux to find viruses on windows-installation, e.g. if you use clamav. Just type sudo apt-get install clamtk in a terminal. To know more about security on linux:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Linux_malware

Netz V (gaberth) said : #3

Yes its True... Linux is very safe, but you can try
http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/

A free AntiVirus for Ubuntu, im using now this AV
Try it if you feel better :o)

Greetings !

Netz

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