ClamWin Antivirus

ClamWin Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 110 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.98.6
  • Total Downloads:
    292,870
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    96.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    96
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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ClamWin Antivirus is a free antivirus solution for Windows PCs. This open-source freeware integrates with Windows Explorer and Microsoft Outlook, schedules scans, and automatically updates virus definitions. It offers good, basic protection without the bells and whistles of premium antivirus packages.

ClamWin's installer let us choose to integrate the program with Explorer and install the Outlook module, both of which we selected. Right-clicking the program's system-tray icon let us configure and update ClamWin as well as schedule scans, display reports, manually check for updates, and attend to other matters. The program's main interface is utterly basic but efficient, with a simple tree view for selecting directories to scan. We selected our C drive, and ClamWin performed a thorough scan, turning up a variety of potential issues for us to review, some of which weren't problems but were worth verifying anyway. However, it did turn up a suspected Trojan horse. While it probably wasn't dangerous since we knew its source, we opted to remove it anyway. We could set ClamWin to report findings for manual cleaning, delete suspected files as they're found, or quarantine them. When we opened Outlook, ClamWin opened with it, and it showed up on Outlook's Add-In ribbon; Outlook worked normally under ClamWin's protection, too.

Good protection is cheap at half the price, and antivirus software is certainly one aspect of PC ownership you shouldn't scrimp on. Free tools like ClamWin offer basic but viable alternatives to the subscription-based premium tools, many of which rely on automatic conveniences and extras to justify their price tags. As with any antivirus tool, we strongly recommend reviewing your options and doing some research before you commit to protection of your primary PC. For second PCs, infrequently used machines, and tight budgets, we can recommend ClamWin without hesitation since any decent antivirus freeware is better than no protection at all.

 
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"Another Garbage Antivirus Program"

March 31, 2015  |  By galet09

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.98.6

Pros

None that I can think of.

Cons

It would not install even though it said it did.

Summary

I tried twice to install it. The first I selected to download the definitions and that didn't work either because I kept receiving all kinds of warning messages, and then it would say retrying and the same thing. So the next time I tried installing it without selecting download the datebase and it looked as tho it installed, had the finish button too, and nowhere could I find any sign of the program on my computer. Their website doesn't even offer decent support. You have to go to a forum. That should tell you all you need to know.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.98.6
Version 0.98.6 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher ClamWin
Publisher web site http://www.clamwin.com/
Release Date March 26, 2015
Date Added March 26, 2015
Version 0.98.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 96.81MB
File Name clamwin-0.98.6-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 292,870
Downloads Last Week 96
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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