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Antivirus for Linux

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One of the questions that many new Linux users ask is “Should I run antivirus software on Linux?” I have two reasons why not to and three why you should.

Why you don’t need to:

1. Linux has better inherent security features. The ‘root’ and normal user permissions means that it is harder for malicious code to damage your system. Also the files permissions can make it hard to execute code. There are ways around all of this, though.

2. Less malware is written for Linux.

If you are running Linux on a mixed network, I have three reasons why you should:

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Antivirus for Linux

The author does not mention that a Windows virtual machine can catch a virus and I think WINE can too. Perhaps someone else can comment on that,

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