I have been using Linux platforms, since the millennium bug. prior to that I was blind and used Windoze. Never had an issue with Linux Desktops or Servers that warranted re-formatting.
Apart from warnings to rootkits from programs such as, chkrootkit and rkhunter, which notified me and subsequently removed said threat, as oppose to friends and family contacting me that they got this virus or trojan. I tell them that I am a Linux/NOC engineer but it seems to fall on deaf ears.
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