Jul 28, 2007

Free Antivirus for Linux!

I am sure most of you have heard of Avast! anti virus for Windows. Many of you probably use their free home version already. Did you know that they make a version for Linux as well?

Many of you who are new to Linux might be thinking of anti virus as an after thought. I mean, according to the MAC commercials, only Windows gets viruses right? That isn't true, all operating systems can be a victim of viruses and mal-ware (though none as prevalent as Windows). So you will need to protect yourself.

You can download the free Linux version of Avast! here. They have RPM packages for Red Hat based systems, DEB packages for Debian based systems (like Ubuntu), and tarball installs for the rest.

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