Linux Does Have A Virus!
April 18, 2010 1:57am CST
To all Linux, Android and non-Windows users and fans, If you have been jumping around saying that your PC is fully protected just because you installed a Linux based OS into it, put a full stop to that just now. Linux does have a ery good protection against virus because of the fact that it cannot read .exe files and .inf adwares. But, malicious coders are now looking upto developing more and more viruses for the MAC OS and the Linux systems. Visit - http://www.spamlaws.com/first-linux-virus.html
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• Manchester, England
14 Oct 12
Much of the assumption that Linux is immune to virus attacks is based on the fact that Linux users do not normally have such problems. This is not because it is better protected, but a simple mathematical fact there are far more people using Windows and therefore people writing viruses aim at Windows in order to have a greater effect. As the use of Linux increases, so does the temptation for these people to create viruses to attack the system.
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 May 10
Thanks for sharing this information. I have been using Kubuntu for the last 9 months or so as my only operating system and I am loving it! No more hassles with browsers freezing and time consuming security updates like I used to have with Windows. I was however under the impression that I was safe at this point it time from viruses. That is what my Linux using friend in IT told me anyway. There is virus protection that you can install for Kubuntu. It is called KlamAV. I installed it anyway but have not really used it yet. I think I will give it a go now. I just ran a quick scan, (a lot quicker than Windows and it found no problems!)
18 Apr 10
I agree that even I was under impression that viruses can not affect Linux system, so I would not any anti-virus. Now I will look for an antivirus for linux system. The article is nice one. But still I think though Linux is less vulnerable than Windows, but point is it is still Vulnerable.
19 Apr 10
yes this means that thes os start becoming popular!!so normally people can say linux os can't take some infections is bcause normally malaware,viruses or other malicious things were written usually for the most used os on the market as windows...so now even mac os can take some infections deriving from some malawares but they still say we can't take viruses...so this can be common even for linux os based..
• United States
19 Apr 10
Well, it does make sense that there would start to be malicious coders that are going to look into writing viruses for the alternative operating systems because we have reached a certain crossroads in the use of computers where there is not nearly the monopoly of windows based operating systems that there has been in the past. I can only hope that just as quickly as these criminals are able to write programs that will harm our computers, there will be people that are able to protect our computers from this harm.
18 Apr 10
I really dont know why a lot of people are trying to make viruses which are no good to other people. A friend told me once that some viruses are made by the companies of anti virus programs. They make viruses so that their anti virus would sell. True or not? I'll leave that to you..
18 Apr 10
Yeah, that is what every Mac OS and Linux user should know. Even I thought once that Macs had no viruses. Now I feel stupid about it. I am glad that Macs don't have as many viruses as what Windows have, but it's still a bit stupid. Why do people make viruses? Are the virus protection companies making viruses? There are a lot of discussions about this, and my personal information is that virus makers should go to hell!!! P.S. Did you know that Linux was made/started by a guy named Linus? He uses a Mac computer with his OS because he thinks/knows that the OS works better on a Mac than a PC. An other interesting thing about him is that he is Finnish (at least born in Finland) and me too I am