ClamWin Antivirus

ClamWin Antivirus

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 109 votes

Quick Specs

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

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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 109 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 16
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5 stars

"Good anti-virus but newer versions on website"

September 27, 2014  |  By TheAl12345

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.8

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Summary

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.

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5 stars

"decent backup scanner"

August 02, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.8

Pros

-not many backup scanners around now-a-days. this is a good one for an occasional checkup.
-open source
-portable.
-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.

Cons

-detections could be higher.

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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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General
Publisher ClamWin
Publisher web site http://www.clamwin.com/
Release Date March 07, 2005
Date Added March 07, 2005
Version 0.83
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 67.1MB
File Name clamwin-0.97.8-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 286,882
Downloads Last Week 105
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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