Date Added:Jul. 22, 2015
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None that I can think of.
It would not install even though it said it did.
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.
I don't know why this hasn't been updated in over a year, but their are newer version of ClamWin on the ClamWin website here: http://www.clamwin.com/ There is current rumors of a real-time protection module coming in 1.0, a long with other new features. ClamWin is a really good anti-virus, with high detection ratios, basic settings and features, and ease of access to all settings. You can limit your scans and customize each scan to make scans go faster. I am ROCK N ROLL KID on ClamWin forums and I am available for help on the forums here: http://forums.clamwin.com/ Keep up-to-date with ClamWin news on the forums, as well. Current version, as of date of this post, is .98.4.1.
-not many backup scanners around now-a-days. this is a good one for an occasional checkup.
-with Clam Sentinel, this might be one of the only feasable antivirus' to work on an old, old, single processor xp computer (now abandoned by microsoft mse). sure, some others still support xp, but most are far too heavy for these old beasts.
-detections could be higher.
silently runs in background with no pop ups...
I have got many viruses and malware even with this running... it doesn't detect anything it seems... even when you do the manual scan!!
Reply by RCOS_Development on January 30, 2014
In case you didn't read carefully, ClamWin doesn't have real time scanning (resident protection). You need to scan files manually, or install an extra program like Clam Sentinel that offers to integrate ClamWin into the system.
Very low resource usage.
Will run under Windows Server 2003.
No annoying pop ups or nag screens.
No "real time" protection.
This free Anti Virus program has the lowest resource usage of any program that I have tested, probably because it does _not_ offer real time scanning.
It is also the *only* free anti virus program that will run under Windows Server 2003.
The low impact of ClamWin is due at least in part to the fact that there is no real time scanning, so users of ClamWin should be well versed in safe computing. Anything that is downloaded from the net, or even transferred over a network or USB drive should be manually scanned before opening or executing it. This is easily done by right clicking the file or folder and choosing "Scan with ClamWin Free Antivirus" from the pulldown menu.
The main problem with ClamWin and why I gave it only 3.5 stars is the high number of false positives. Make *sure* that you do not sent it to delete suspect files! Set ClamWin to "quarantine" any suspect files. Then after doing a scan if you find that one of your programs does not operate correctly, you can restore the file to the original location.
Bottom line: The first choice for someone with an older machine that can't take the overhead of real time antivirus programs, but the user must practice safe computing in order to be fully protected.
Updated on Oct 8, 2013
Clean user interface,no ads,no problems. Light on resorces.
I like the fact that the on-line community and enthusiasts have created such a good product.
Real time scanning is limited,
but that where ultra-light Winpatrol
(link: http://download.cnet.com/WinPatrol/3000-8022_4-10129149.html )
does the job :-]
Give it a try,you won't regret it!
doesnt slow your computer even old ones,
If you are the type of person who browse any where on the web without caution or using a lot of external media, email attachments,... i dont think this program alone will provide the protection you need.
I recommend if you know how to take care of your pc
None that cause impact
I've installed this on a "little" Windows 2000 server I am running, and I'm happy with it so far. Installed cleanly and works for what I need it for, since other free AV's I tried to install all gave me the "not a valid Win32 application" error, even though they said they were for Windows 2K :-)I've installed this on a little Windows 2000 server I am running, and I'm happy with it so far. Installed cleanly and works for what I need it for, since other free AV's I tried to install all gave me the "not a valid Win32 application" error :-)
This software works excellent!, and is not a virus as stated by Avira user!, Avira is known for false positives!, Clamwin scans, AVG, no threat found, Avast, no threat found, Zone Alarm, no threat found, Kingsoft Antivirus, no threat found!, need i say more!, if people would take the time to investigate further more software would have a better rateing!, also WOTS rateing was excellent!
I have found no cons except for other peoples mistakes!
This software is excellent if you no what your're doing!
Seems to do the job.
Scanning is EXTREMELY slow. You can direct the program to the exact file you want to scan and click Scan and it'll sit there for a half hour before it's made any progress. ***?
Reply by wittleghoul on September 15, 2012
I can't believe they censored "what the 'funk'" o_0
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|Publisher web site||http://www.clamwin.com/|
|Release Date||July 22, 2015|
|Date Added||July 22, 2015|
|Operating Systems||Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8|
|Downloads Last Week||117|
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