As an Ubuntu user do I need virus protection, firewall etc?

Asked by Philip R Hosking on 2012-12-09

As an Ubuntu user do I need virus protection, firewall etc? If so can you point me in the direction of where I can find the software I need?

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drew fannin
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2012-12-10
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Best drew fannin (drew99-1) said : #1

No. Even if you install a Application through wine you still won't. << Must be verified (.exe)

drew fannin (drew99-1) said : #2

& Use google first, if you can't find an answer there come here. :)

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3
samuel (samuel-h) said : #4

You don't need a firewall as ubuntu has one already, and there are no viruses for linux so you don't need a virus scanner.

Philip R Hosking (cornubian) said : #5

Thanks drew fannin, that solved my question.

Philip R Hosking (cornubian) said : #6

Thank you to all. It might seem like a stupid question to you but I'm an absolute beginner and would just like to make sure. Many thanks again.