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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 month ago

Does  ubuntu get so many viruses like microsoft?


Can I install ubuntu without an antivieus software? Will it get damaged like windows from the not using of the antivirus soft ware?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I've never bothered to install an AV on Linux...yes it's possible to get a virus but it's rare.

  • i + i
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There ARE viruses, but only a fraction of the 

    number attacking machines running Windows. 

    If you are willing to take that (minimal) risk, then 

    yes, you can install ubuntu without AV software. 

    The question is, why? What do you gain by not 

    having any such protection?

  • 1 month ago

    No!  None of the Linux distributions get as many viruses as Windows does.

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