ClamWin Antivirus

ClamWin Antivirus

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Version 0.103.2.1
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ClamWin is a free and open source antivirus program that’s effective in preventing online threats.

ClamWin’s goal is to provide people with effective antivirus protection that’s free for everyone. They do this with open source software that’s managed and updated by a team of volunteer developers. And unlike many free antivirus programs that aim to try to upgrade you to a paid version, ClamWin doesn’t have any plans to charge money for their service. In fact, aim to keep the program free forever.

The software is currently used and trusted by over 600,000 users. It’s designed for Windows devices and is compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/ XP/Me/2000/98 and Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003.

ClamWin integrates with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook to keep you safe. Scans can be scheduled as needed, and the program automatically downloads updates from the Virus Database to ensure it stays up to date. Virus scans can be scheduled as frequently or infrequently as you like.

The program is easy to install and can be set up in a matter of minutes. ClamWin allows you to configure the software, display reports, and manually check for updates. Individual files can also be manually scanned for viruses.

These aren’t the only reasons to check out ClamWin though. Here are a few more benefits of the program.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

• Open Source Code – Open Source programs have a number of benefits. Because such a large community is constantly managing and updating the software, it’s continuously being improved. And if you’re familiar with coding you can make adjustments yourself.
• High Detection Rates for Viruses – In a number of different tests, ClamWin has proven to be extremely effective in finding and removing viruses, malware, spyware, Trojan horses and more.
• Infected Attachments Automatically Removed – When integrated with Microsoft Outlook, any attachment that’s infected with a virus is automatically removed.
• Perfect for Novice Users – ClamWin is simple and easy to use, which makes it perfect for new users or people who don’t want a complicated antivirus program.

Review

Everyone wants something for nothing, so anytime you offer a free program that claims to offer the same benefits as a paid service people are going to take notice. ClamWin’s free antivirus software does just that. So, is it worth checking out or are you better off paying money for antivirus protection?

As far as effectiveness goes, ClamWin offers the basic protection necessary to keep devices safe while online. Numerous tests have shown it’s adept at finding and eliminating threats posed by viruses, malware, spyware, worms, bots and more.

ClamWin integrates with both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook to keep you safe while you’re browsing the internet and writing and receiving emails. Assuming you schedule regular scans, any serious threats will be detected and removed. ClamWin will also automatically detect any viruses contained in email attachments to keep your inbox safe.

However, ClamWin doesn’t offer some of the extra bells and whistles that other paid programs do. There are no automatic online backups, no identity protection tools, and no anti-phishing technology. These features are by no means necessary, but are nice to have. That being said, the program is free so it’s hard to complain about anything that’s lacking.

Overall, if you’re simply looking for the basic virus protection at the cheapest price, ClamWin is probably a good option for you. Those who just use their device for basic internet browsing should have all the protection they need, and the fact that the program is free means you’ll end up saving huge money in the long run.

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ClamWin Antivirus

ClamWin Antivirus

Genericom
Version 0.103.2.1
License
Free
Rating
(11)
Size
10.95 MB
Download
Security Verified

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