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Version for Windows XP? -still need fuller answer svp
centeroncw


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Should i use the latest version ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.99.1 with windows XP - is it compatible? if not which version should i be running and is it kept well updated and doing the job on those viruses and maleware? Rolling Eyes


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GuitarBob


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The current version of ClamWin offers the best protection and should work okay on Windows XP.

I suggest that you pair it with a real-time AV for best protection. If one of the free AVs (such as MS Security Essentials, AntiVir, Panda Free, AVG Free) does not work on XP, I suggest you download Malwarebytes free antimalware and do a daily scan with it (configure it to scan for rootkits also). Be sure to whitelist/exclude ClamWin's data folder and every .exe file in the ClamWin bin folder from the other Av's scans to prevent conflicts.

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Version for Windows XP
centeroncw


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To GuitarBob or whoever can give answer. - what do you mean by the "current version". i keep getting prompted to download .99.1 and that lists Support for various formats but does not mention which window programs it supports. I looked at properties on one i have now but it does not show which version i have. Can you advise on this?
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GuitarBob


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Your initial post above referenced ClamWin version .99.1 as the latest version, and this is correct. All versions of ClamWin released since Windows XP was released support the Windows XP operating system. Open ClamWin Help, and About will tell you the version of ClamWin that you have.

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ROCKNROLLKID


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"ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Me / 2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2012, 2008 and 2003. The latest version of Clamwin Free Antivirus is 0.99.1 (atleast as of date of this post)."
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Newer version again .92? and certain areas in system blocked
centeroncw


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is there still a newer version out again and would it be suitable and necessary for windows 10 as there was a reference in the update report i believe?

Also should i concern myself with the following and if so what should i do to fix? thks


WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\tmp.edb: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Local Settings\Temp\etilqs_1v0ieCsGa86St7Z: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Local Settings\Temp\etilqs_OzAoydOGbwXraHu: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\pagefile.sys: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software: Permission denied
WARNING: Can't open file \\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system: Permission denied
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ROCKNROLLKID


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There is no new version of ClamWin, yet. ClamWin should run fine on Windows 10, as it is running fine on my Windows 10.

Those permission denied files are just system files that ClamWin cannot access. Unfortunately, there is no way to suppress these. They are nothing to worry about.
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BarneyJ


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And whivj antivirus is better for windows 7?
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Version for Windows XP? -still need fuller answer svp
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