best anti virus for ubuntu linux

Asked by jack bellman on 2012-08-14

hi
i need some infomation on which av is best for ubuntu linux 12.04 ,

i am not very good with command line as i have only been using ubuntu for a few months , i have tried to use clam av but i found that it wasnt to my liking

is their one which can be downloaded of the software centre of ubuntu

thanks

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

In the Linux world viruses are pretty much unheard of so you probably don't need any.

Provided that you have passwords on all accounts (that change change anything), spend very little time (if any) logged in as root. Ubuntu does not even generate a root account by default; use of sudo is recommended instead.

You should be OK.

but see here

https://help.ubuntu.com/11.04/ubuntu-help/net-antivirus.html

If you are sure you want antivirus however try here

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus/Avg

or here

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus/

jack bellman (jackbellman5) said : #2

thanks i will have a look at each of these and get back to you in the next few days

thanks for your help

jack bellman (jackbellman5) said : #3

ok thanks i think i will go for avg seems easy enough to use thanks for your assistance i am very grateful