I'm running "Windows ME" and " Xubuntu linux". On a dual boot configeration. My question. Is an antivirus necesary for linux? I've googled this question..and it seems that about 70% say no, and about 30% say yes. (those aren't scientific numbers btw, just my estimation) I thought I would get everyones opinion here. If you think an antivirus is necessary for linux. Which one would you recommend ? I know kav makes an antivirus for linux. However free would be better. Who are some other manufacturers of antiviruses for linux? BTW, I do run kav on windows me. Antivirus necessary for linux ? Yes or no.