I am well aware the viruses do exist in Linux. I have studied how viruses and exploits work in every OS. The thing is that your likelihood of getting one is nearly non-existent. I would even go as far as to say you would probably be a direct target. The reason for this was stated by both neil and silent.
This is why my statement was "nothing to worry about" and not "linux viruses don't exist".
This is also why there is around 4-5 A/V programs for Linux and an uncountable number for Windows. They all are primarily used to scan for Windows viruses in a production server environment.
Lastly. a virus in Linux is much harder to "hide" without all the overhead that a Windows box has.
Edited by Titan8990, 08 August 2008 - 03:17 PM.