During this year NOD 32 ends its solution for residential segment, also Sophos has decided to end its free antivirus. I am looking for solution able to protect mainly my computer (Linux Ubuntu) and possibly also prevent spreading Windows malware to my partners and friends. What are the current options for a Linux users?
- ESET has some business variant of NOD 32 hidden in their "ESET PROTECT Entry" product, unfortunately its license is at least for 5 computers in my country (and I assume worldwide). (https://www.eset.com/int/business/entry-protection-bundle/)
- Dr. Web has AV for Linux, however reviews question its efficiency.
- There are some products from vendors like Micro Focus, Microsoft or Kaspersky, but only for enterprise use.
- ClamAV. I love FOSS, but specificaly in this case I am not sure if it's competitive with products like ESET's NOD and so on. Reviews usually question its efficiency.
There is also an option not to use any AV solution and hope that with Ubuntu I am protected enough by its nature. But I personaly think that despite the fact that ordinary Linux home user like me isn't a common target, Linux malware exists + it's quite nice to prevent possible spreading of Windows malware. But maybe it is not worthy, I am open to any ideas :)