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#1 Elise

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:16 AM

Has anyone positive/negative experiences with ClamWin antivirus? I use it for some two months, double checked its efficiency with other scanners (on my pc and online) and it seems to work fine. I am aware of the fact that it is a bit slow, but that doesnt bother me, because it runs very light.

Thank you for your reactions!

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

Overall I have not had any issues. It is very good, open source wise. It tops most other free anti-virus products. Paid products can beat this though. To bring it to plain terms, it is best for basic, free protection.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:21 PM

It is one antivirus protection method I had considered using especially when I read

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista.




until I then read from http://www.clamwin.com/

about its 'protection' method which I beleive is well-worth noting

Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.


one may then question..IS it continually protecting you or will you only find an infection if you physically run a scan :flowers:

I personally prefer a Real Time scanner permanently fully active which Clamwin's one appears to NOT be :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:03 PM

Isn't Clamwin just an On-demand scanner that offers no Real-time protection?

If an On-demand Antivirus is what you are looking for, maybe you might be interested in a-squared Free which now incorporates Ikarus' Antivirus Engine, which has much better detection rates than Clamwin.


Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:18 PM

-This is true. Very nice observation. What I didn't say earlier was exactly what RedDawn just clarified. Thank you. I absolutely agree. If you are looking for real-time protection, go for something else. :thumbsup:

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 10 January 2009 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:18 PM

Sorry, I forgot to mention, I am not interested in realtime protection, I wanted only an extra on-demand scanner.

Red Dawn, thank you for your suggestion. I will give A-squared a try as well.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:24 PM

right on! I need to test a-squared as well.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:21 AM

Okay, I just scanned my system with A-squared free. It found one quarantined worm and 4 files that are really no malware. They give additional information if you click on the malware-names, well, they told me that what they found looked a bit suspicious, but that I have to be sure before deleting these files.

It works fine for me, but I would not recommend this for users without good PC-knowledge.

Edited by elise025, 11 January 2009 - 04:22 AM.

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