Want a free antivirus for Ubuntu Linux.

Asked by Aditya on 2008-06-10


I am searching for a free antivirus for Ubuntu Linux. Can anyone guide me?


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Hi Aditya,

No need to worry about Virus in Ubuntu. Just enable your firewall that would be fine.

Please follow this procedure here http://www.funnestra.org/ubuntu/hardy/#ufw


If firewall is not enough then I prefer Avast Antivirus. Its trust worthy too

You can see procedure here http://www.ubuntugeek.com/avast-antivirus-for-ubuntu-desktop.html

Have you ever try ClamAV? When you dont know how, here is a Tutorial: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-install-clam-antivirus-with-gtk-frontend-gui.html

abhishek h a (vasisthabi) said : #4

i dont think u need a anti virus for ubuntu as no one can write virus for linux and if u enable your firewall tats more tan enough

Alpo Turunen (alpo-turunen) said : #5

If you really want an antivirus program then install chkrootkit.
Type the following command in terminal:
sudo apt-get install chkrootkit
It runs every day and scans your computer for common linux viruses.

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