ClamWin Antivirus

ClamWin Antivirus

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 107 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.83
File Size:
67.1MB
Date Added:
March 07, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
286,882
Downloads Last Week:
105
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 107 votes

    • 5 star: 35
    • 4 star: 28
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 16
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 2 stars

    "Easy to use, but seems ineffective!!"

    November 27, 2013   |   By saphirerubbies

    Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.8

    Pros

    silently runs in background with no pop ups...

    Cons

    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!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Low Impact Antivirus program but see below"

    October 08, 2013   |   By br2600a

    Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.8

    Pros

    Very low resource usage.

    Will run under Windows Server 2003.

    No annoying pop ups or nag screens.

    Cons

    False Positives.

    No "real time" protection.

    Summary

    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

    PS: A full scan will take several hours, but this can be scheduled for hours when nobody will be using the computer.

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