Top Antivirus for Linux

Like any other operating system, Linux can also be infected by the virus, ransomware, malware, etc. So, what will you do for protection? Right! You will choose an antivirus with amazing value-added features.

In this article, I am going to show you the list of top antivirus for Linux. Most of them can be used for free (there may be limitations) and some of them are paid. You can try the trial version of paid versions to understand which one is according to your taste.

Without any delay, let’s see the list of top 6 best antiviruses for Linux.


Sophos is a great choice if you are looking for a free solution. This is lightweight and fully featured as per the requirements of the modern era. It offers real-time as well as on-demand scanning and provides protection against virus, malware, ransomware, spyware.

Except for Linux, Sophos applications are also available for Android and Windows.


It is the best and probably the most recommended antivirus for Linux. Its main features include that it is open source and can be used for free. It does not have negative GUI and it’s working through terminal.

If we talk about features, its scanning process is fast and it can protect from malware, virus, Trojans.

Avast Security for Linux

You may be familiar with this name. Avast is a great name among the security provider. It offers free security suite for Linux as well as Windows and Android devices.

Its security suit will be your very first choice if you need additional value-added features. With its free antivirus version, you will get software updater, Wi-Fi scanner, antivirus and anti-malware, password manager, Avast browser and a few browser extensions.


Comodo Antivirus for Linux is an easy to use software which can be easily used by a beginner as well as experts. Its software has all the features that you are looking for good protection.

Like the other antivirus, it also runs in the background and keeps tracking the activities of other applications so that it can detect if an application tries to harm you. The package includes email protect, a strong firewall, email filtering, and effective sandbox.


F-PROT is available for free for home users. With on-demand and scheduled scanning, it can detect more than 21 million threats. It is available for 32-bit and 64-bit environments.


ESET antivirus is specially built for Linux. It is a great solution for businesses. Unfortunately, it is not available for free. Anyhow, you can use the trial version to check their features.

ESET provides protection against virus, malware, Trojan, etc. ESET security suite includes network scanning, automatic updates, home, and business option.

Except for Linux, it is also available for Windows and Mac devices. First of all, install the trial version and then decide either it is good or not.

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This was a list of 6 top antiviruses for Linux. Try any one these antivirus applications and then tell us what you think about them by commenting below.

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