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i think read somewhere there are maybe less then 10 viruses for unix systems
more info on
also look at www.virusbtn.com
and in a multiuser system the changes are less when you aren't
logged in as root
I think the only need for a virus scanning software is f you run mail server to deliver mail to your windows clients, that's the only application I can see for a anti-virus, as for linux viruses they are so easy to write but there is nothing, except total mess of the system, can be done. And most of the "linux viruses" are scanners and sniffers, but if you are coutious about your system security they are easily detected and removed. And if you are not on a large network there is nothing the cracker or script-kiddie can do except sniffig your traffic, get snort to monitor your connections (this one is also used by crackers/script-kiddies).
Thanks everybody for all of your helpfull answers. I have downloaded some of the free trial anti-virus software that you have pionted me to, and will try them out to see which is best for me.