As a rule, we download and install all kinds of security-related programs on the Microsoft Windows system. But as they say, prevention is better than cure, so this is something we should do on Linux distributions as well. This is something that naturally extends to one of the most used and loved, we refer to Ubuntu.
Many of the creators of all kinds of malicious code, focus on the aforementioned Redmond operating system due to its widespread use. This is one of the main reasons why most types of malware appear for this software. But with everything and with it, this does not mean that viruses for Linux distributions do not exist. To all this we can add other types of malicious code that we sometimes hear about and that are developed to attack these open source systems.
It is precisely for this reason that we should try to protect our data and the operating system itself through certain specific programs. Even though the attacks on our Linux-based computers they are not as common as in Windows, we cannot trust each other. The main reason for all this is that on both platforms we increasingly work with more sensitive data and also connected to the Internet. Therefore, it will not cost us anything to take certain precautions in the form of security applications.
It is precisely on this that we want to focus on these same lines, we refer to some programs related to these protection tasks that should not be missing in Ubuntu.
Essential security applications in Ubuntu
We focus precisely on this distro because it is one of the most common at the moment for all types of users. It is for all this that in these same lines we can talk about 3 programs that you should keep in mind when it comes to protect your computer with Ubuntu.
- ESET: first of all, and how could it be otherwise, we will talk about a antivirus. There are many solutions of this type that we can use for Ubuntu. A clear example of all this can be found in the ESET security solution, antivirus that is characterized by its simplicity of use and high functionality. Despite the fact that its user interface is not the most modern at the moment, its constant updates make it one of the most effective products of this type. Obviously all this with a clear objective, to protect our equipment and its data.
- Gufw: At the same time another interesting security solution for protect our PC with Ubuntu is a firewall. The first thing we need to know is that the system has one, but we may want to configure it more easily. Therefore, to have greater control of this element, we recommend using the program called Gufw. In this way and thanks to the intuitive user interface that it offers us, we will be able to increase the security of Ubuntu by correctly configuring its firewall. To install the same in the open source operating system, we will do it through the following command:
sudo apt-get install gufw
- Chkrootkit: here we also want to talk about this software that you can install in Ubuntu focused on protect us against rootkits. Thus, it can detect any hidden rootkit in the system to remove it without generating errors. If we want to install it we can do it with the command:
sudo apt install chkrootkit