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Joined: 14 Dec 2012
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fanx for a free virus scanner - clamwin
this is my small contribution -
a python program to update and start the scanner,
so it runs at login
it needs a python - ive only tried it with 2.7 on winxp

simply name this file 'virusscan.pyw' and place it in your start->all programs->startup folder
modify paths as necessary - specially on 64 bit machines

the log, temporary and infected files will be in c:/virusscan


import subprocess, os, datetime

for i in ['tempdir', 'infected']:
    p = os.path.join('c:/virusscan/',i)
    if not os.path.exists(p):

drives = ['c:','d:']

clamwin = r"C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamWin.exe"
clamscan = r"C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamScan.exe"
clamdb = r"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\.clamwin\db"

update = [clamwin, '--mode=update', '--close']

runs = [update] + [[
    ] for drive in drives]

print runs

for r in runs:
    startupinfo = subprocess.STARTUPINFO()
    startupinfo.wShowWindow |= 0 #SW_HIDE
    startupinfo.dwFlags |= 1 #STARTF_USESHOWWINDOW
    open('c:/virusscan/log.txt','a').write("%s :\n%r\n"%(,r))
    process = subprocess.Popen(r, startupinfo=startupinfo)
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Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Location: USA
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Thanks. I hope it will help some users.

The Clam Sentinel program is a free, Open Source Delphi program that lets you use ClamWin as a real-time scanner when files are added, modified, or copied to your computer. Clam Sentinel also has its own heuristic engine that detects files that are infected with new malware. It is a separate project from ClamWin, and you must have ClamWin already installed before you install Clam Sentinel. You can download Clam Sentinel from on the web. Read the Simple Guide before you use it.

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