1) No, an ondemand antivirus scanner takes no resources. Nothing. A realtime/on acess will, don't use them. (There are some around)1. It bogs down my Linux box with worthless bloatware that pointlessly increases complexity and saps performance.
2. It gores a straw man.
3. It diverts limited resources and attention from real security threats.
4. It perpetuates delusions of safety, especially among new users.
5. It co-opts Linux into acting as enablers for the bad habits and deficiencies of others.
6. It burdens me with someone else's shortcomings.
3) Referring to a false security sentiment, as in Microsoft systems?
4) There are many linux users, using antivirus, because they are aware of risks of file sharing files/etc. between linux and windows machines.
5) Why is that?