ClamWin Antivirus

ClamWin Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 109 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.97.6
  • Total Downloads:
    286,882
  • Date Added:
    October 08, 2012
  • File Size:
    67.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    105
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Easy & simple. True non-commercial freeware anti-virus"

January 13, 2013  |  By boki101

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.6

Pros

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.

Cons

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 :-]

Summary

Give it a try,you won't regret it!

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5 stars

"Great if you know how to take care of your pc"

December 25, 2012  |  By barakat_khaled

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.6

Pros

doesnt slow your computer even old ones,
provide autoupdate,...

Cons

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.

Summary

I recommend if you know how to take care of your pc

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4 stars

"Love it. Basic but great"

December 20, 2012  |  By joecazzar

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.6

Pros

See summary

Cons

None that cause impact

Summary

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 :-)

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5 stars

"This software is not a virus as stated by Avira user!"

November 17, 2012  |  By Rioismycat

 |  Version: ClamWin Antivirus 0.97.6

Pros

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!

Cons

I have found no cons except for other peoples mistakes!

Summary

This software is excellent if you no what your're doing!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.97.6
Version 0.97.6 fixes some bugs.
General
Publisher ClamWin
Publisher web site http://www.clamwin.com/
Release Date October 08, 2012
Date Added October 08, 2012
Version 0.97.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
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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