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Is an antivirus needed for linux home usage when there is exchange of files with other OS e.g. Windows?

Whether an anti-virus is needed is a matter of your own risk analysis. Some points to consider: Viruses for Windows do not automatically spread via or to Linux systems. The same goes for Mac OS ...
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Creating bootable USB from a compromised OS. Is it safe?

Theoretically speaking, it's not safe. If I'm downloading another OS from the compromised install, then there could be code installed that patches an exploit into the image being downloaded or written ...
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