OK, I have been going to a security wesite for a while now. One of the admins there was posting about using clamav and how important it was to do this even in linux. So I researched it. There seems to be 2 schools on this:
They don't affect Linux, so who cares, when it leaves your system to affect a windows user, then it serves them right for using windows (Kinda na na na boo boo if you ask me)
Others seemed to emphasise that even though you have to work at it to install a virus on linux, the responsible thing to do was to use a viruscan to mainly eliminate win viruses from being passed on through your system.
OK, is tere a right answer here? Opinions? Corrections if I have misunderstood anything I read?
I don't foresee me any time in the future saving a virus, then making it executable, then running it, but I still would like to see what ya'll think of this.