Do I need anti-virus software?

Če ste navajeni uporabljati Windows ali Mac OS, ste verjetno navajeni, da protivirusni se program izvaja ves čas. Protivirusni program se izvaja v ozadju ter nenehno preverja za obstoj računalniških virusov, ki bi lahko našli svojo pot na vaš računalnik in povzročili težave.

Anti-virus software does exist for Linux, but you probably don’t need to use it. Viruses that affect Linux are still very rare. Some argue that this is because Linux is not as widely used as other operating systems, so no one writes viruses for it. Others argue that Linux is intrinsically more secure, and security problems that viruses could make use of are fixed very quickly.

Whatever the reason, Linux viruses are so rare that you don’t really need to worry about them at the moment.

If you want to be extra-safe, or if you want to check for viruses in files that you are passing between yourself and people using Windows and Mac OS, you can still install anti-virus software. Check in the software installer or search online; a number of applications are available.