On a non-international forum I was reading a discussion about using an Antivirus on Linux Desktops. There are two opinions:
1. Anti-Virus is best-practise regardless of the OS used 2. Anti-Virus on Linux does more harm than good
Now most of the answers there are primary opinion based. However one argument that keeps getting used is that there is a real danger in having an AV on Linux because it has to run as root. I personally do not really see why this in itself is such a big security risk, assuming you install a 'legit' antivirus. I am having trouble seperating the opinions with 'facts' about the risks of Linux AV.
What are the real risks of installing an AV on a Linux Desktop?