Security Software Antivirus Software ClamWin Free Antivirus

ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.99.1 for Windows

by ClamWin

Avg. Rating 4.2 (210 votes)

File Details

File Size 112.4 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 12,764
Publisher ClamWin
Homepage ClamWin Free Antivirus

Publisher's Description

ClamWin Free Antivirus is a free antivirus for Windows. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine.

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.99.1 on Apr 19, 2016

good stuff more for the advanced windows user that likes full control, for a non advance user i suggest Bitdefender

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.98.5 on Dec 9, 2014

one of the only non annoying antivirus low foot print allows me to scan before opening a file or folder or directory. Sure it requires manual operation but my HD is not going crazy in the back ground. Like a few others I have used Avira /Avast/Bitdefender,, ect... and configured them not to update or scan by them selves but sure enough clickiity clunky the hard drive thrashes

TheDevilHimself

TheDevilHimself reviewed v0.97.7 on Apr 9, 2013

I've been using ClamWin for years now, and it's my one and only virus protection. ClamWin is not like all the other fancy virus programs who pops up all the time and tells you a lot of useless information. ClamWin only act when there really is something to act for, and not just to look nice and smart like all the other jerkvirus programs. I also have tried a lot of all the other virus programs but everytime I went back to ClamWin after a couple of days, sometimes just a couple of hours. And today there is only one virus protection for me and that is ClamWin and for malwareprotection I use Spybot 2 and I think that is a good combination. ClamWin is beyond rating but anyway, five thumbs up. Hail to ClamWin

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v0.97.4 on Apr 3, 2012

Why does ClamSentinel give so many false positives? Its going off ALL the time,and I know I have no infections. It seems to go off for everything I download, the partially downloaded file gives a warning and I hate that. Those constant warnings make ClamSentinel completely unusable in my opinion.

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v0.97.3 on Nov 29, 2011

Yeah , I agree , many antivirus bring down pc performances , this one combined with ClamSentinel keeps light background processes consumption .

hariskar

hariskar reviewed v0.97.3 on Nov 1, 2011

This is my only antivirus the last 2 months in my 3 PCs. I combine it with ClamSentinel for real time scanning. No infections till now and my PCs have become much quicker.

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v0.97 on Feb 17, 2011

I don't understand why people that are afraid of viruses and get viruses all the time despise this program . It is a great program , free , and that is not heavy for the computer processes . THE BEST ANTIVIRUS IS THE HUMAN BRAIN ...
ah I forgot , for who owns one... ^^

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v0.96.5 on Dec 8, 2010

For ClamAV WITH a real-time monitor get ClamAV for Windows. Using in-the-cloud technology PLUS ClamAV's adequate (NOT great) database of malware sigs PLUS community cross-feeds, ClamAV for Windows offers excellent protection. Feather-light (because it's in-the-cloud), stable, stringently maintained -- I recommend you give it a try.

LRN

LRN reviewed v0.96.5 on Dec 8, 2010

-1 for not having real-time protection.

But only -1. Remember, that viruses don't just pop up from nowhere, they come through various directions called "attack vectors". ClamWin IS capable of countering them even without real-time protection.
It WILL scan files Firefox downloads.
It WILL scan e-mails you get in Thunderbird.
It CAN BE integrated into most applications that acquire files for you (browsers, e-mail clients, p2p clients, ftp clients etc).
It WILL NOT protect you if some piece of buggy software on your PC is vulnerable and downloads-and-executes malicious files.
It WILL NOT protect your if some piece of buggy software on your PC is vulnerable to buffer overflows and executes malicious code at remote attacker's whim (and no AV software will protect you from that kind of attack, by the way).
It WILL NOT protect you from your own stupidity (such as having AutoRun enabled for external storage devices).

Without RT protection this software is made for smart people. Not for dummies, who think that running some magical application will make them safe.

P.S. ClamWin is a port of Clam to Windows (and GNU/Linux version of Clam is much more capable). Therefore slandering Clam in particular and free security software in general is something only a fool would do.

roj

roj reviewed v0.96.5 on Dec 8, 2010

I'm with Hilbert and JackRegan on this one.

Garbage.

ONE star until Real Time Protection is developed and implemented. At that point it will actually be worth a proper evaluation against other products.

For the record:

The average user IS a dummy. "oh I like that " Click. Like. INFECT. "Oh that looks neat" Download. INFECT. "Oh that site looks cool" Click. INFECTION BY DRIVE-BY.

"Oh this product isn't for dumb users". Click. "OH, I'm a SERIOUS dummy for even thinking that stupidity in today's user environment".

Avg. Rating 4.2 (210 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v0.99.1 on Apr 19, 2016

good stuff more for the advanced windows user that likes full control, for a non advance user i suggest Bitdefender

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.98.5 on Dec 9, 2014

one of the only non annoying antivirus low foot print allows me to scan before opening a file or folder or directory. Sure it requires manual operation but my HD is not going crazy in the back ground. Like a few others I have used Avira /Avast/Bitdefender,, ect... and configured them not to update or scan by them selves but sure enough clickiity clunky the hard drive thrashes

TheDevilHimself

TheDevilHimself reviewed v0.97.7 on Apr 9, 2013

I've been using ClamWin for years now, and it's my one and only virus protection. ClamWin is not like all the other fancy virus programs who pops up all the time and tells you a lot of useless information. ClamWin only act when there really is something to act for, and not just to look nice and smart like all the other jerkvirus programs. I also have tried a lot of all the other virus programs but everytime I went back to ClamWin after a couple of days, sometimes just a couple of hours. And today there is only one virus protection for me and that is ClamWin and for malwareprotection I use Spybot 2 and I think that is a good combination. ClamWin is beyond rating but anyway, five thumbs up. Hail to ClamWin

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v0.97.4 on Apr 3, 2012

Why does ClamSentinel give so many false positives? Its going off ALL the time,and I know I have no infections. It seems to go off for everything I download, the partially downloaded file gives a warning and I hate that. Those constant warnings make ClamSentinel completely unusable in my opinion.

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v0.97.3 on Nov 29, 2011

Yeah , I agree , many antivirus bring down pc performances , this one combined with ClamSentinel keeps light background processes consumption .

hariskar

hariskar reviewed v0.97.3 on Nov 1, 2011

This is my only antivirus the last 2 months in my 3 PCs. I combine it with ClamSentinel for real time scanning. No infections till now and my PCs have become much quicker.

Assirius

Assirius reviewed v0.97 on Feb 17, 2011

I don't understand why people that are afraid of viruses and get viruses all the time despise this program . It is a great program , free , and that is not heavy for the computer processes . THE BEST ANTIVIRUS IS THE HUMAN BRAIN ...
ah I forgot , for who owns one... ^^

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v0.96.5 on Dec 8, 2010

For ClamAV WITH a real-time monitor get ClamAV for Windows. Using in-the-cloud technology PLUS ClamAV's adequate (NOT great) database of malware sigs PLUS community cross-feeds, ClamAV for Windows offers excellent protection. Feather-light (because it's in-the-cloud), stable, stringently maintained -- I recommend you give it a try.

LRN

LRN reviewed v0.96.5 on Dec 8, 2010

-1 for not having real-time protection.

But only -1. Remember, that viruses don't just pop up from nowhere, they come through various directions called "attack vectors". ClamWin IS capable of countering them even without real-time protection.
It WILL scan files Firefox downloads.
It WILL scan e-mails you get in Thunderbird.
It CAN BE integrated into most applications that acquire files for you (browsers, e-mail clients, p2p clients, ftp clients etc).
It WILL NOT protect you if some piece of buggy software on your PC is vulnerable and downloads-and-executes malicious files.
It WILL NOT protect your if some piece of buggy software on your PC is vulnerable to buffer overflows and executes malicious code at remote attacker's whim (and no AV software will protect you from that kind of attack, by the way).
It WILL NOT protect you from your own stupidity (such as having AutoRun enabled for external storage devices).

Without RT protection this software is made for smart people. Not for dummies, who think that running some magical application will make them safe.

P.S. ClamWin is a port of Clam to Windows (and GNU/Linux version of Clam is much more capable). Therefore slandering Clam in particular and free security software in general is something only a fool would do.

roj

roj reviewed v0.96.5 on Dec 8, 2010

I'm with Hilbert and JackRegan on this one.

Garbage.

ONE star until Real Time Protection is developed and implemented. At that point it will actually be worth a proper evaluation against other products.

For the record:

The average user IS a dummy. "oh I like that " Click. Like. INFECT. "Oh that looks neat" Download. INFECT. "Oh that site looks cool" Click. INFECTION BY DRIVE-BY.

"Oh this product isn't for dumb users". Click. "OH, I'm a SERIOUS dummy for even thinking that stupidity in today's user environment".

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v0.96.4 on Nov 20, 2010

To those arguing below, let's get this straight:

THIS PRODUCT, CLAMWIN, IS ABSOLUTELY USELESS, EXCEPT FOR TWO EXCEPTIONS:

1. Wasting the time of testers in comparative anti-virus software tests, and;
2. Fooling the gullible into believing that they've actually AV software running when they've not. ...And ClamWin performs these exceptions with flying colors.

Knockers on a bull would have more use (at least they'd have novelty value).

(I won't bore you with the number of times I've been made to look a fool in front of my colleagues by insisting that we actually include ClamWin in comparative/evaluative tests of anti-virus software. (In my defense I once admitted to a forlorn hope that open AV software might have been able to cut it with the big boys. Eventually the realization dawned that even mentioning ClamWin was as useful as flogging a dead horse.))

JackRegan

JackRegan reviewed v0.96.4 on Nov 19, 2010

At last i can agree with roj about something.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v0.96.4 on Nov 19, 2010

Perfect for people who don't feel threatened by the big bad internet. I love it cuase it never runs, never finds anything when it does, and I never get virus's to begin with, Go figure.
Only idiots post just to say they don't use it as if they were not already aware of how it works. Both of your reviews are like used TP. WGAF morons. Roj, nobody gaf what you think about name schemes or anything else jagoff, You don't even use it. Jack must be your boyfriend no doubt. You should probably tell the creator of hiren's boot cd that he should rename the av software on it too just for you.

roj

roj reviewed v0.96.4 on Nov 19, 2010

OK, let's get one thing clear:

This product needs to be renamed. It is NOT an antivirus. An antivirus PREVENTS infection and to that end has as a key feature something called Real Time Scanning.

This software is incapable of real time scanning. It attempts to shut the stable door after the horse has already bolted and as with all such designs, fails - you'll already be infected. It is at best a malware removal tool or passive scanner.

Even as an anti-malware removal tool it remains second rate. MalwareBytes chews it and spits out the bones.

In short, I really can't see a use for this other than as a backup for something like MalwareBytes. Run Microsoft Security Essentials - you'll be FAR better off.

TWO stars.

anomoly:

It's not about being threatened by the big bad internet. It's about prudence, intelligence and foresight. Based on your comments you're an epic fail on all of the above.

dotnetnightmare

dotnetnightmare reviewed v0.96.2.1 on Sep 18, 2010

Why would you use this second rate antivirus? Scanning an individual file is soooo slooooow! Avast Free has an option during install called "custom installation" in that you can unselect all "shields" and then install it. Now you have a world class on demand antivirus that scans quickly and has a HELL of ALOT better detection rate!

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