Is it true that Linux is unaffected by virus

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Hello,

Please some one let me know if Linux operating system is virus protected. I have heard that it is self virus protected so if that is true please let me know. I want to use it in my laptop pc.

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Is it true that Linux is unaffected by virus

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No it is not true that Linux is unaffected by virus but LINUX OS are less prone to virus attack. It is because that these systems require privileged access to install and run viruses. Viruses are rarely able to gain root or privileged access to these devices and so it is more difficult to leverage system vulnerabilities. The idea that the dominance of Windows is a reason for its susceptibility is false. LINUX install base covers everything from embedded processors to super computers. While Windows is without a doubt the most dominant desktop OS, the increasing prevalence of embedded devices is quickly making LINUX the most prevalent OS in the world. All without a major increase in vulnerability to viruses.


 

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Is it true that Linux is unaffected by virus

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Hello Abirbu,

Many people say that Linux is virus free. Actually, it is half true and half false. There are so many Windows viruses as of this present time, while does have too. The only difference is that the Windows viruses are for Windows only therefore, it does not affect Linux at all. While, on the other hand, Linux also have its own viruses that doesn’t affect Windows too, since it is not transferable from one operating system to another because of its key feature, the source code. A given source code can transform anything we want which is not common to the virus structure. Linux is also flexible with the system of files that causes virus not to touch any of your system with the same structure. Once Linux is affected by the virus, it can easily be removed unlike Windows that needs to be reformatted.

I hope this information is of good help.

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