Originally Posted by DasN00dle
thats the cool thing with Ubuntu (a form of linux) you cant catch viruses (is that correct??) well you can, just cause everything is ran via exe. flies you have to open it manually, and i havnt downloaded anything new so yeah, prolly dont have it
Don't think that just because you're running Linux you've got a free pass. Although they're rarer and less successful, there ARE
viruses that can infect Linux-based systems. Use your package manager and install a virus scanner, you might be surprised what you find.
It is true that Linux is a lot safer, the risk is reduced and Viruses are less likely to get away with general virus-type bullshit. But don't begin to presume you're immune.