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Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.
Why do I need anti-virus software?
Isn't Linux virus-free?
For the most part, Linux is engineered in a fashion that makes it hard for viruses to run. However, there are many reasons you might want a virus scanner on your Linux PC:
to scan a Windows drive in your PC
to scan a Windows-based network attached server or hard drive
to scan Windows machines over a network
to protect a Windows virtual machine from within the virtual machine
to scan files you are going to send to other people
to scan e-mail you are going to forward to other people
some Windows viruses can run with Wine.
Linux virus infections are theoretically possible.
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