Is Linux Operating System Virus Free?

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63 Responses

  1. why I should I tell you says:

    Huh, really Linux is an operating system?

    I thought It was a Kernel..

    OH I guess I need to study more

  2. Johnoo says:


    you have mentioned that “All windows program can be installed or uninstalled without the consent of root (Administrator).” Would you agree with it looking on Windows 7 and future versions? Could you elaborate on it? or at least point me in some direction because I would like that to be proven.

  3. shreya says:

    thanks!! this helps me ..

    • Ravi Saive says:


      I am glad that this article helped you, but may I know in what terms in has helped you, could you mention the things here so that we will also know..

  4. After fighting virus in Windows for years, I have turned 100% Linux. I have been duel boot several years . I just last week deleted my windows partition and now have duel boot Mint and Ubuntu

  5. indie says:

    which are methods used by malware to infect a Linux computer, and what can you do to counteract.

  6. Cybrat says:

    Well u have said it all.u ve a major in computer science and not computer penetration.nothing made by man that cannot be penetrated.
    Try studying operating system development and u will have to re-write this article.hehe

    • Anon says:

      Except he clearly wrote: “To be true, No! No OS on this earth can be ever be 100% immune to Viruses and Malware.”

      Try learning how to read and write.

      • Anon says:

        Also, he wrote he loves to hack (ethically).
        And please tell me which school I can attend where I major in computer penetration. Sounds painful.

        • Avishek Kumar says:

          @ Anon Do you want me to find a school to have a major in Computer Penetration, well yes it sounds painful. It would have been better if you could have understand the meaning and not just stepped in to comment.

      • Avishek Kumar says:

        It should be
        “To be true, No! No OS on this earth can ever be 100% immune to Viruses and Malware.”

        So what i figured is an additional ‘be’ (a mistake on my part) can boil you down. Good to know.

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      @ Cybrat, when i said * can not be penetrated?
      I have a major in CS and not Penetration so?

      where you want to take this discussion?

  7. ClamAV is one worthless of an antivirus, it never found much anything, on Linux and Window$. Pretty much any other non-sinister antivirus is better.

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      ClamAV is excellent at detecting email worms, phishing emails, average at detecting COM, EXE, macro viruses, fairly poor at detecting polymorphic viruses, unable to test boot sector viruses, unable to clean file, slow and have moderate meory usages, still it is a very young project and will take time to reach a level of maturity.

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