Antivirus for Linux?

Brody Reyes
Brody Reyes

I'm running Linux Mint....Was wondering if an
antivirus was needed at all? I know most viruses are written for wangblows, but it is a good idea on a Linux desktop?

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cisofy.com/lynis/
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Nftables
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Security_Handbook/Bootloader_security
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Security_Handbook/Network_security
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Security_Handbook/Kernel_security
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/SELinux/Tutorials/The_security_context_of_a_process
wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Security
theregister.co.uk/2018/11/26/npm_repo_bitcoin_stealer/

Adam Long
Adam Long

Common Sense 2019
If you get a virus on Windows you're stupid. If you get a virus on Linux you are legally retarded.

Jordan Taylor
Jordan Taylor

you are legally retarded.
Or you use packages from (((trusted))) 3rd parties.

Owen Brown
Owen Brown

This it's hard as fuck to get a virus on Linux unless you are a fucking boomer or mentally disabled OP
t. been using linux distros for 10+ years

Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers

If you're using anything UNIX-like you don't have common sense in the first place.

Evan Price
Evan Price

t. mad wincuck

Jose Hughes
Jose Hughes

t. unix braindamage

Levi Baker
Levi Baker

running rkhunter on new years eve should be sufficient

Josiah Wood
Josiah Wood

If you get a virus on Linux you are legally retarded.
So all systemD users are legally retarded?

Jack Collins
Jack Collins

It's not needed on Windows either.

Jason Gutierrez
Jason Gutierrez

Because Windows is the virus

Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper

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Charles Gutierrez
Charles Gutierrez

Objectively incorrect, you can get swiped with a 0day anytime.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Nowadays 90% of an "antivirus" business model is data mining and user profiling.

Oliver Martin
Oliver Martin

a virus on Linux
systemd notwithstanding?

Jordan Morales
Jordan Morales

Any few AVs you have for Linux will detect Window's virus
It is useful in a situation where you have Windows and Linux machines in the same network and you don't want a virus to spread around
Or if you have a Linux server and you want to scan for viruses in the emails

Joseph Ramirez
Joseph Ramirez

There is built-in "antivirus" for Linux in the form of SELinux, AppArmor and others - check if you have them setup currently. Other than that, don't run untrusted programs as root since that's your last line of defense. Windows has TrustedInstaller, UAC, and other protection layers but in Linux if you do something as root - it's final.

Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson

antivirus was needed at all?
Do you run malware in your machine?

Ryder Barnes
Ryder Barnes

thinks viruses and exploits are the same thing.

uwutm8

Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart

Well you better get an antivirus to stop those right?

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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson

Assuming you're new since you're asking this so I'll drop some suggested reading

Try running this cisofy.com/lynis/ should give you a rough idea of security concerns with how Mint is setup by default, I haven't actually used this but apparently it gives better/more info than rkhunter

wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Nftables
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Security_Handbook/Bootloader_security
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Security_Handbook/Network_security
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Security_Handbook/Kernel_security
wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/SELinux/Tutorials/The_security_context_of_a_process
wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Security

Happy reading and good luck OP

Cooper Adams
Cooper Adams

This for detecting rootkits. ClamAV for general antivirus.

Hudson Cruz
Hudson Cruz

Exploits are a special case of viruses

Matthew Phillips
Matthew Phillips

If you're a boomer nodejs dev then it's probably easier than you think to get infected by malware on Linux. Too often people seem to be getting infected by one of the million dependencies in their retarded nodejs project.

Ethan Price
Ethan Price

theregister.co.uk/2018/11/26/npm_repo_bitcoin_stealer/

David Wright
David Wright

Please elaborate

Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera

are you using bsd or windows

Adrian Foster
Adrian Foster

Thanks user. Good to know there are still intelligent posters on Zig Forums.

Much appreciated, Thank you :)

To the Mods:
Not sure why this thread was anchored?
It seems a legitimate question for Linux users.

Josiah Flores
Josiah Flores

Security through obscurity has served me well.

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