A: No, there's a very few viruses to linux and the way a Linux/unix is build up makes it difficult to do any serious damage to the system, in fact I've never heard from people who got their Linux/unix system infected.
Q: So why install a anti-virus application/program?
A: For an ordinary Linux Home user with only one OS system their's no need for Anti-virus, but people who's running network, server or dual booting with win OS this tool can be very handy to scan and delete viruses.
Q: I'm a home user only running Linux do I need it?
A: No, a firewall is way better as protection like firestarter.
First thing, setup your repositories. Here's how you do it: http://ubuntuguide.org/#extrarepositories
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install libwww-perl sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev sudo apt-get install gcc
Grab F-prot here and pick the debian/gnu file.
Download XFPROT-1.11 here.
cd /where/you/saved/the/files/ sudo dpkg -i fp-linux-ws.deb
Extract xfprot-1.11.tar.gz (eg. right click it and choose extract)
cd xfprot-1.11.tar_FILES/xfprot-1.11 ./configure make sudo make install
If you meet this output:
Running Linux Kernel: 2.6
Checking for xterm.....OK
Found Gtk+ libs version 1.2.10
Found Gtk+ libs version 2.6.4
Which one should I use?
Using Gtk+ 2.6.4 libs
Build with debug statements?
Choose GTK+-2.6.4 (gives the best look)
and press yes for build with debug statements.
Comment: Protection Application (or what ever you prefer)
Category: System Tools
To update F-prot: