Best 4 Antivirus softwares for Linux [ to remove Windows viruses ]

We all know that Linux is safe and does not need an antivirus at all because of its strong structure and the support of the community , but what if you have ( for example) a USB flash drive that carries viruses coming from windows machines , how can you remove these viruses so you can prevent them to spread to other windows computers.

You can check for the existence of viruses by Linux and remove them , before you linking it to Windows machine , fortunately , the Linux contains such application , and you can check the media external storage , or even the hard disk ; As mentioned in the thread title : ” To remove Windows viruses ” , which means that Linux itself does not need them.

  1. ClamAV Antivirus

It is the most popular antivirus open source , available for many Linux distributions , you can install it on Ubuntu and its derivatives by using the software center or using this command in Terminal :

sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk

2. AVG Antivirus

This antivirus is very well known , and one of the most widely used software on Windows, available for some Linux distributions .

– To download it for Ubuntu and its derivatives click here.
– To download it for Fedora and its derivatives click here.

To run it , type in Terminal :

sudo avggui


BitDefender is a closed source Antivirus, and very popular developed by SOFTWIN Company , to install it on Ubuntu and Fedora, click here , and do the same method explained in the website.

4.F-PROT Antivirus

It is an antivirus which is available for all Linux distributions , easy to use , fast and light on the device , click to here to download it .

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