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I use current (and vanilla) Ubuntu in a work environment. (It is, in the main, a Windows-orientated outfit.) A question has come up about antivirus, and I see this on the official Ubuntu website:

The default settings prioritise security, and Ubuntu comes with a firewall, antivirus software and file and disk encryption tools.

However, poking around dash, etc., I can't find any sign of "antivirus software" on my machine. What does this statement refer to?

FWIW, I have read (I think) most of the "antivirus" Q&A's on AskUbuntu, but haven't found this one dealt with. (If I've missed it, please point me in the right direction. Thanks!)

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This appears to be incorrect, I've filed a bug: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-website-content/+bug/1305065 –  Jorge Castro Apr 9 at 13:38

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I think it's referring to apparmor which is indeed installed by default (not sure if it goes under the antivirus category though).

See What is apparmor? for further details about the kind of protections it provides.

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Thanks for this - hard to see that it's on my system. Running apparmor from terminal gets a command not found response. The info at the (helpful) link suggests that there should be some means of interacting with the program. Grateful for this info, though. –  Davïd Apr 9 at 13:40
    
It's not really an antivirus, so feel free to accept my answer or not ;-). But you can at least give your up-vote. Thanks. –  Sylvain Pineau Apr 9 at 13:50
    
Yep. :) Just had other things to do. Will be interesting to see if this gets any other input. Thanks for yours! –  Davïd Apr 9 at 15:09

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