Antivirus or anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware

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Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?

I thought that there was no need to scan for viruses either in Ubuntu or any Linux distros until I found virus scanner packages 'clamtk' and 'klamav' in Ubuntu software center yesterday. This leads ...
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What antivirus programs are available?

What antivirus programs are available for Ubuntu? We previously used Symantec Endpoint Protection but it does not work in Ubuntu.
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How do I scan for viruses with ClamAV?

I installed ClamAV via Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) with: sudo apt-get install clamav but how can I scan for viruses?
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Error message in Avast!

I downloaded Avast using terminal command wget http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb and the download and installation was successful. Then I chose check ...
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What is the best AntiVirus application available for non-technical users?

I am looking for an AntiVirus for Ubuntu, and have researched potential products. I do not want a paid product, but i do want a user friendly interface. I do not want rants about how unnecessary it ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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Precautionary security measures for a home user? (firewall, antivirus, etc)

I just recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu, and I'm just a little paranoid when it comes to security measures. I've looked around and from what I've read, security is not as big a concern ...
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How to scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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How do I avoid su-ing to root

I need to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux on my computer. According to its README file, it says: Debian and Ubuntu users should use sudo For installation and when you execute Symantec ...
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Does Linux Need Antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? Just a thought came in my mind that whether linux need AV. If not really then what are the reasons that Windows ...
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Is any antivirus required in Ubuntu to use credit cards online — suggestion needed

Hope you are doing well. I know this topic has been answered in details in one thread - Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? But I am still little confused, the only thing that ...