Does Ubuntu need any Antivirus software's? Answer may be Yes or No . Ubuntu is not completely immune from viruses. Some virus can attack Linux operating systems. Why Linux is free from Virus ? Because Windows Operating system more popular than Linux operating system or any other OS , this make Virus makers to ignore Linux. But in future this may change ,Since the popularity of the Linux operating system is increasing, we cannot ignore the possibility of creating viruses for the same. Linux is free from Virus but is it free from Internet based attacks like Phishing , malware etc..Now a days people giving more importance to internet security than Simply viruses. Phishing , Malicious sites growing daily , and finding new ways to stole personal datas. We need a good antivirus software to prevent these threats even though you have Linux Operating system like Ubuntu ,Debian, Fedora etc...
There are many Antivirus software available in the market , among these AVG , Avasta , Bitdefender ( for testing ) are absolutely free.
Famous Antivirus for Windows PC's. It is totally free for Linux. Only problem we found is , no GUI , graphical user interface is absent , it run through terminal.
Download AVG for Linux ( 106 MB )
Download Deb file and double click on it
Enter password and follow the instructions
How to scan your computer using AVG Antivirus on Linux/Ubuntu
Free edition . it's a good antivirus software, it has many features like GUI , fast scanning etc..
Size of the file is 27MB ,
Download Avast Antivirus
BitDefender Antivirus software
One of the best Antivirus software on Windows PC's. Now it is available on the Ubuntu/Linux.It is the only Antivirus software with a simple and beautiful GUI. We can automatically updates software in a single click.Installation is not difficult but it is not in the ordinary way. We need to install .deb.run file so we can't install using software center.
Register with Bitdefender and try Get a free trial
Then they will send you a Email with Serial number and Download link. After the installation update it.
Download AntiVirus software from here
Complete download .
Navigate it to that folder /Choose the downloaded folder where you download antivirus software.
Example : cd Downloads
|BitDefender installation step|
sudo sh filename.deb.run
Example: sudo sh BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.amd64.deb.run
When it complete type accept and enter
Enter Y to get GUI
Goto Ubuntu menu and type Bitdefender when installation complete