ClamWin Portable

ClamWin Portable

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 23 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.90.2.1
File Size:
7.95MB
Date Added:
June 27, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
69,897
Downloads Last Week:
125
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 4 votes

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

    "Worth every penny"

    May 09, 2013   |   By daveyadams

    Version: ClamWin Portable 0.97.8

    Pros

    FREE and finds many results

    Cons

    Very slow and many false positives

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  • 4 stars

    "good demand scanner for system check"

    May 05, 2013   |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: ClamWin Portable 0.97.8

    Pros

    -open source
    -portable
    -second check demand scanner
    -easy to use
    -so so detections (not great, but better than many) - good for older malware. good for a second opinion. considering the volume of malware, it's a good idea to use an unobtrusive, friendly scanner to take a looksy.
    -incremental updates (do not like when you have to redownload entire virus data base each time like in malwarebytes).
    -no tricks, no hidden running processes, no startup entries, no ask tool bar etc.
    -scan drives or running processes.
    -scan all files, not just `unmodified' ones.
    -small program comparatively.

    Cons

    -detection ratings are lower than the big boys of freeware.
    -not sure about clean up. but suspect its ok also.

    Summary

    i use this on my i7 desktop and my netbook atom processor. contrary to what some comments suggest, i do not consider this a slow scanner. perhaps if you compare it to scanners that do not rescan files that haven't been modified, it might seem slow in-comparison. however, clamwin scans all the files. it seems to me that clever malware could mask itself as not being modified and avoid a viral scanner. i prefer all files to be scanned (unless i'm doing a quick check). furthermore, some scanners just scan running processes. clamwin can be selected to scan in this way also and is quick at it.

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