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Does require antivirus for Ubuntu 13.04, if yes then what is the anti-virus should be install in Ubuntu 13.04.

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In general, the answer is no, unless you need virus protection for Windows machines. Virus and other malware don't tend to bother to target Linux.

  • What he said, plus you are safe until you give a "virus" permission to the filesystem. – Dr_Bunsen Jul 24 '13 at 17:44
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    Also, if you use WINE, Windows-based viruses might be able to isnfect Wine. Therefore, Wine users should have an anti-virus installed. – TSJNachos117 Jul 24 '13 at 18:13
  • Infected wine can only touch wine files right? – Dr_Bunsen Jul 27 '13 at 18:34

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