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well there isn't much of a need, but if you really want one you can do a search on this fourm about the topic at hand, and you'll find that this question has been asked/answered many of times, with many different suggestions given....but let me just leave you with a known fact ..
As of 2001, there was more than 30,000 viruses that affected windows, and only 18 known virus in Linux....but now a days if you want a somewhat approximation of how many there is, you will just double the figures i have given....as there is over 60,000 for windows and in the ballpark figure of around ~50 for linux...
oh and p.s. macs have basically the same threat as we linux users...
Even though viruses and worms for Linux are very rare it's not a bad idea to go with a virus scanner. Take for instance the Samba scenario: If you run Samba and let Windows users write and read from your disks it's quite probable that a virus will end up on your hard drive at one time or another. By not running a virus scanner you could be letting the virus spread to other Samba users. Or you could forward an email with an infected attachment. In both scenarios it's *your* fault.