Linux needs antivirus and antimalware. Search online shows many results of linux malware and linux server hacking. Yes Linux is more secure than Windows because of the way root access is set up. But Linux can still be messed up without root access. Keyloggers for Linux do exist. Which antivirus and antimalware software is best for Linux? It needs to have real time protection. And how to be sure the security software does not contain spyware in itself? Security software scans all your files, can it phone the files home? I moved away from Windows to Linux to escape Windows spying, I do not want to install security software on Linux that take away my privacy. Some people could recommend HIPS for Linux but I fear this is too complicated for me to understand, I am a Linux noob and prefer not to spend days learning about HIPS for Linux.