ClamTK is a good virus scanner & I run it every time prior to shutting down Linux Mint.
Though the included version is often far outdated, the current version can be grabbed here.
For Ubuntu distros based on 12 & earlier:
Ubuntu 12.xx Legacy DEB
For those based on 13 or later:
Debian or Ubuntu 13/14 DEB
Oftentimes, the installed version will be many behind. The newer GUI looks great as it functions, with more options. Not that Linux is likely to get infected anyway, much of what ClamTK finds is that of what SuperAntiSpyware does on Windows. While these may pose no threat to the Linux install, they can easily be passed along to Windows users in emails (or to their own Windows computers by syncing of browsers), or software downloaded on a Linux machine, placed onto a Flash drive, and inserted into a Windows computer for install. Why take the chance?
There are no totally harmless threats, though there are those later identified as false positives.
A Linux that looks like XP. ,Is there no end to this sacrilege,
I agree, but here's the deal. Many are still using XP, and has been for 10+ years, for some, it's the only OS they've known & every day they continue to run it, the more harm imposed on us all. There will be an XP doomsday & it'll affect many more than the 15% or so XP users left While none of these looks truly like XP, the menu is similar enough so that even the long term XP user can navigate with little trouble. Anything that will help get these users off this OS, I'm for, as Microsoft has had two chances to get XP consumers to move forward & blew it. They could have mass distributed Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 8, neither of which has an Aero requirement to these users. Yet they chose not to.
So, those who creates these Linux distros has to make a decision, while they can't copy Windows, they can make the Start Menu easy enough for a first time Linux user to kind of feel at home, at least to be able to use a browser w/out digging through unfamiliar looking menus. Not that they're going to truly be at home anyway, because things are done differently on a Linux OS. The main thing is attracting users, then keeping them as time passes.
The last real Linux XP lookalike, I haven't seen in a while (Linux XP), developed in Russia & licensed, like RedHat & Pro editions of Ubuntu are. Don't know what happened to it, but was popular at one time.
For those interested in LXLE, here's the link. Looks like a good project, will give it a shot on my last old notebook. Nothing to lose but a little time & everything to gain.
EDIT: Links for those with low spec 64 bit hardware are also included. No reason why to let that underpowered Vista/Windows 7 computer control one's computing experience. It's also Free, but one has to navigate a bit. Here's a screenshot, there's no need to pay for these DVD's. Just select what's desired from the drop down menu, enter the phrase & have immediate access to the download.
Edited by cat1092, 16 January 2015 - 02:03 AM.