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Rating and comments for ClamWin

Average score 3.12 (based on 52 votes)

given by Rain on November 22, 2006

False positives aside, which have nothing to do really with the product, so much as the AV Engine behind it, this is a fun and delightful little piece of software...

More of an: Ut Oh, you have an infection, do something, sort of application, than a removal application, it still ads a fun component to your Windows Explorer, and generally satisfies the inner geek.

This is not a real-time application, rather it is an on demand scanner, meaning it is safe to use in conjunction with your regular AV...

given by Brendan Price on January 29, 2007

A fairly simple, effective and well supported virus detection program. It is far more reliable and stable than Norton, mainly because it is a basic scanner rather than realtime protection.

It does have some quite useful features, such as email notifications. It is good enough to make me throw away Norton and McAfee forever - after all, once I know a virus exists on a computer, I prefer to resolve it myself anyway.

given by Anonymous on February 22, 2007

Long way to go till it competes with comercial antivirus or even "free" antivirus like antivir or avast

given by Anonymous on February 26, 2007

given by Cybergrunt on April 26, 2007

Tis is great, I hate realtime scanners with their resource hogging. It may have a long way to go until it competes with commercial antivirus software but to be honest I hope it never gets there.

given by Anonymous on November 12, 2008

given by Josh on August 6, 2010

The last time that I had Windows installed on my computer, I was using ClamWin as the antivirus. Needless to say, I got a virus that not only made my files unrecoverable, but also damaged my hard drive...

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