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You generally need anti-virus apps if you share files with winblows users. AVG will not protect you against rootkits. For that you should consider using something like rkhunter or chkrootkit. If I had to choose between AVG and Clamav, it would be Clamav.
Also if you use your linux machine as a web server or pop or imap server or email server in general, you should choose anti virus. Else if it just another workstation, you can easily do without it. Also it will depend how often you use root logins. If you use a normal user logins and use su or sudo for administrative work, then you can be safer. You should not in general need these applications.
can someone comment the best proxy server to used there is apache and squid, squid i understand proxy cache server. but apache some says webserver and some say it can work as proxy also, which i dont understand.
also advise which is best to learn start practicing proxy on linux world. is there any GUI interface of squid and clamav in linux advise please
I do not know much about Clam. I have not used it on my Ubuntu yet. But as far as your proxy needs are concerned, you can use squid. Its nice and free and it works. Apache can be used as proxy but it is a web server and allow it to do what it is created for.