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authorTails developers <amnesia@boum.org>2015-08-13 13:28:49 +0000
committerTails developers <amnesia@boum.org>2015-08-13 13:28:49 +0000
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drafting an answer to why Tails doesn't need antivirus
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@@ -707,6 +707,19 @@ versions. We calculate statistics based on the security check to know how many t
Tails has been started and connected to Tor. Those statistics are published in
our [[monthly reports|news]].
+<a id="antivirus"></a>
+
+Does Tails need an antivirus?
+-----------------------------
+
+No, as other Linux systems, Tails doesn't require an antivirus to protect itself
+from such threat. This is due to several reasons, including the permission design
+of Linux systems.
+
+See the dedicated section of the [Securing Debian Manual]
+(https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch-sec-tools.en.html)
+for further details.
+
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