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anti-virus scanner ClamWin is a free anti-virus scanner that is based on the Clam AntiVirus engine. It can detect and remove a wide range of viruses and spyware and offers email scanning (Outlook integration), automatic Internet updates, scheduled scans and email alerts on virus detection. ClamWin does NOT include an on-access real-time scanner, you need to manually scan a file (or run scheduled scans) in order to detect a virus. Copyright

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Product Details

Publisher Open Source Price Free
Version 0.99.1  history Last updated Apr 16, 2016
File Size 115. Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

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Based on 8 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Perfect usb anti virus!!! 4 stars by Smeagal1965 Oct 08, 2013 (Read all my 13 reviews)
Pros: Very easy and quick install. Easily set-up and configured. Works right out of the box for most people. Works on everything from Windows 98 up to Windows 7 (x32 and x64 editions). I haven't tried it with Windows 8 yet. Completely freeware so there are no ads, nag screens or pop-ups asking you to upgrade to a pro edition. Clam Sentinel gives the much loved anti virus ClamWin real time protection! It's effective and it's free. Cons: The user interface is extremely utilitarian and somewhat ugly. Summary: I already have real time protection on my computer but wanted something dedicated to USB storage devices. I tried all of the anti virus software made for this purpose but none of them did the job for me. Then I got an epiphany! lol. I simply installed ClamWin and set it to update it's virus database once a day. Then I installed Clam Sentinel and under advanced settings I excluded my hard drives from being scanned. Now it just sits quietly waiting for me to plug a storage device into an USB port. When I do, it automatically recognizes it and ask if I want to scan the drive for viruses. Regardless if I choose to scan or not, it monitors and protects those devices (flash drives, external HD's, etc...) in real time until I unplug them. With this method it never uses resources it doesn't need or conflicts with other security software. Perfect USB anti virus! show Review details
Overrated - painfully slow 1 stars by dvdshonna96 Jul 02, 2013 (Read all my 11 reviews)
No quick scan And the full scan takes many hours. Scanning speed isn't everything, but there is no real-time protection and I doubt many users will make much use of a program that takes so long to do a scan. I can reload my operating system and virtually eliminate any chance of having any viruses on my computer ..And do it in less time than it would take to do a scan with Clamwin. I would recommend any of the more popular free anti-virus programs over Clamwin. (Including the programs with no real-time protection). You're more likely to actually use them if they have faster scans. show Review details
Ok, I guess 3 stars by XboxDaddy Apr 19, 2012 (Read all my 7 reviews)
It's OK, I guess. With so many free anti-virus apps today, not sure why one would resort this one, unless the Open Source aspect is a compelling reason for you. For me it's not. show Review details
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