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Old 27. Nov 2018, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A decent article that ignores the fake news and gives a correct interpretation of the current situation. Still no need for Linux antivirus unless someone designs a product that will protect users from themselves.

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/featur...virus-3678945/
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Old 27. Nov 2018, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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But just in case..... for the paranoid, one of the most impressive free antivirus solutions for Windows I've seen in some time is the updated version of FortiClient. This also installs for Linux should you feel more happy having it. Also, unlike some other Linux variants you don't need to run it from a terminal or need a programming degree to install it. Just follow the appropriate instructions for your own distro.

https://forticlient.com/repoinfo

The screenshot shows my KDE Neon x 64 with FortiClient.

Word of caution: Do NOT use an office suite to edit your sources.list otherwise it will likely break apt. Use your system's default text editor instead.
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one of the most impressive free antivirus solutions for Windows I've seen in some time is the updated version of FortiClient.
How did you come to this conclusion?
AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST & SE Labs don't even include FortiClient for testing.
https://www.av-comparatives.org/comparison/
https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/
https://selabs.uk/en/reports/consumers
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How did you come to this conclusion?
AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST & SE Labs don't even include FortiClient for testing.
AVC last tested in December 2017 when it was as good as anything else in real terms and in any case test results are just one item to consider when determining the suitability of a product. Suffice to say I have installed this on multiple 7 and 10 systems over the past few months and none of these people have come back to me complaining whereas the previous installs of Bitdefender and Kaspersky free did create issues mostly with failed updates and logins to secure sites.

I'll also add the main Windows system I use for testing has no antivirus installed. Windows security is 99% user dependent and not on which security products they have installed.
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Windows security is 99% user dependent and not on which security products they have installed.
I agree 100%.
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