Don't need stinkin' AV apps with Linux
I run SUSE 10 with all security updates. There's no need for an antivirus app (although I use one to scan a connected Windows machine).
For all of the people who say that it's just not targeted because Windows is more popular, check out http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/10/06/linux_vs_windows_viruses/
"Due to the strong separation between normal users and the privileged root user, our Linux user would have to be running as root to really do any damage to the system. He could damage his /home directory, but that's about it. So the above steps now become the following: read, save, become root, give executable permissions, run. The more steps, the less likely a virus infection becomes, and certainly the less likely a catastrophically spreading virus becomes. And Linux users are taught from the get-go to never run as root."
Since I made my switch from Windows to Linux, I have never experienced any slowdowns or need to reinstall my OS due to spyware, viruses, or just because it "needs to be reinstalled" (which seemed to happen every six months or so with Windows).
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