ClamWin Portable

ClamWin Portable

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.90.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    73,415
  • Date Added:
    June 27, 2007
  • File Size:
    7.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    106
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.90.2.1
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher ClamWin
Publisher web site http://www.clamwin.com/
Release Date June 27, 2007
Date Added June 27, 2007
Version 0.90.2.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 7.95MB
File Name ClamWinPortable_0.97.8_English.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 73,415
Downloads Last Week 106
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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