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HELP PLEASE - Links to Free Anti Virus Software for LINUX operating system

sb123 Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Hi Peeps!

I have just bought elderly father in law a notebook. It has a Linux operating system. I want to install free anti virus software and i'm used to using AVG. I tried to download a linux version (7.5) but i asked for a password, which I don't have!

Can anyone suggest a good FREE antivirus or give me some help in installing the 7.5 edition with info on what the password needs to be.

Any help really would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance

Sally
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
linux like macs, is not used to being dealt with viruses unlike windows ...... i have never known a virus built for linux systems
this link tells you http://www.linux.com/feature/60208
#2
try avast
#3
Its kind of pointless tbh. Yeh my mac has suffered a single virus.
#4
Thanks MaddogB - this looks good and FREE too which is fab cos Im now skint after buying him the notebook! Im confused as to which file to download - it asks whether it's for RPM, DEB or TAR GZ and I've no idea what to use!!! Any ideas!
#5
Thanks Faevilangel - that's a really promising read!!!

Sally
#6
sb123
Thanks MaddogB - this looks good and FREE too which is fab cos Im now skint after buying him the notebook! Im confused as to which file to download - it asks whether it's for RPM, DEB or TAR GZ and I've no idea what to use!!! Any ideas!


it depends on which distribution on linux you have which one you need...
#7
Tazxx

Read the article posted by faevilangel


One of the most common questions I hear new Linux users ask is "What program should I use for virus protection?" Many of them lose faith in me as a source of security information when I reply, "None." But you really don't need to fear malware on your new platform, thanks to the way Linux is built.
#8
tazxxx
it depends on which distribution on linux you have which one you need...

tazxxx I'm a little confused - do you know how I can find this out?

THANKS
#9
sb123 why are you so desperate for AV?

I am sure as more people pick up linux viruses may come, however the info above about not needing one is true. The guy who wrote it is an author on Linux.

Also wikipedia states no virus has ever got widespread in Linux.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_computer_viruses
#10
might be helpful to post what model laptop, then there's a chance of finding out which distro it is based on and the correct install package.

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