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Is it safe to disable secure boot in the UEFI for installing Linux OS?

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I needed to install Debian wheezy a couple of years ago and the computer wouldn't boot to Linux SSD (Solid State Drive) separate hard drive unless I disabled secure boot in the UEFI (Unified Extended Firmware Interface).


So I disabled it. Does it make Windows 10 less secure? I read somewhere that without this option enabled malicious software, adware, spyware, virus, rootkit, trojan, keylogger, ransomware, worm, etc. can gain control of my PC like in other legacy and deprecated Windows. So now when I boot into Linux I disable the option and when I am working on Windows enable this option. It's kind of annoying. So this question.



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best response confirmed by Adrian1595 (Brass Contributor)

@Adrian1595here is a great article which details your concern.


How Secure Boot Works on Windows 10 

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