ClamWin - a free antivirus scanner from SourceForge
I decided to try ClamWin out of curiosity. I'm very happy with AVG Free which is my current antivirus protection. I went to the ClamWin home page and downloaded the program. The installer works very nicely and it also went out and downloaded the most current antivirus signatures so that ClamWin was up to date. Once ClamWin was installed and I had rebooted, I went to Eicar.org and downloaded a few antivirus test files to test ClamWin's abilities. I expect a good AV program to warn you when you have downloaded a virus from the internet. ClamWin was silent. After the files were on the desktop I double clicked the executable eicar file and it opened right up. A good resident AV program would never have allowed the executable to run but ClamWin didn't seem to care. Next I scanned the desktop with ClamWin and it did report the files as being infected.
Conclusion: ClamWin may be a very good virus scanner but it is not ready for use by the general public yet. ClamWin is an open source project so it more than likely will continue to be worked on and improved. I'm sure the ClamWin team at SourceForge intend to add some of the features that I felt were missing. I'm going to keep my eye on it for possible future use.
Quote from the website - ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code at no cost. It features:
Scanning Scheduler; Automatic Virus Database Updates. ClamAV team updates Virus Databases on a regular basis and almost immediately after a new virus/variant is out; Standalone Virus Scanner; Context Menu Integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
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