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Thu Sep 20 23:19:22 UTC 2007

Gunawan wrote:
> Hi,
> Do we need antivirus software for our ubuntu system?
> I heard that there is no virus on linux.
> Regards,
> Gun
for home user - no

for a business/network computer - i would recommed it

and there are viruses for linux. says:

"There are about 60,000 viruses known for _Windows_, 40 or so for the 
_Macintosh_, about 5 for commercial _Unix_ versions, and perhaps 40 for 
_Linux_. Most of the Windows viruses are not important, but many 
hundreds have caused widespread damage. Two or three of the Macintosh 
viruses were widespread enough to be of importance. None of the Unix or 
Linux viruses became widespread - most were confined to the laboratory."

but if you feel as though you want an antivirus installed, you can 
either search the ubuntu repositories or download avast! linux edition


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