Deepin has announced updates and 360 Security Guard for Deepin 20, this antivirus will be available in the app store.
In the last hours two news have been published on deepin.org. The first is very brief, announcing that the Deepin 20 base is updated to Debian 10.4 along with their respective security updates. Debian 10.4 was released on May 9, almost a month ago. They also announced fixes for WeChat, clearly aimed at Chinese users.
The second news It is to inform that 360 Security Guard will be available in the Deepin 20 beta app store, but currently only in Chinese. Although we are very used to doing without an antivirus in Deepin and other GNU / Linux distributions, the truth is that an antivirus for Deepin is a highly recommended security measure. The main reason there are few attacks on GNU / Linux desktop systems is because it has a comparatively small market share, making it unprofitable for malware creators.
But now that Tongxin Software aims to replace Windows with UOS in China, you need to prepare for this to change. Then an antivirus for UOS and Deepin will become a necessary security element.
Remember that the Chinese government had announced that plans to do without Windows in all government institutions by 2022, being UOS one of the main candidates to replace Windows. So the number of UOS desktops will increase significantly, making it more profitable to create malicious software for UOS and Deepin.
There are currently few antivirus options for GNU / Linux. Being such a small market, there is no GNU / Linux desktop product that has the same characteristics of Windows antivirus. 360 Security Guard comes with the intention of leveling the field, offering the usual features and functions in Windows. This is a fully adapted and integrated security system with USO and Deepin. This is a novelty and distinction between current distributions.
Among the features that 360 Security Guard will have we highlight the following:
- Three BitDefender security engines
- Real-time scanning
- 360 cloud security
- Network shield
- File cleaning
We warn again that currently 360 Security Guard is available only in Chinese, we will have to wait for it to be translated soon. Meanwhile, we share some images.
They also highlight that the system will be able to identify and eliminate viruses in a second, using its own technique of "fingerprint" extraction of files. You can see more details about this news you here.
As for the release of the final version of Deepin 20, according to informal conversations with Deepin staff, it is expected to be released in mid-June 2020, although some delay would not be surprising, especially since that is not an official date.
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