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What is the general consensus with ClamWin antivirus
jinelcrimp8


Joined: 02 Jun 2020
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I realized that I had no antivirus on my laptop and I decided to snoop around the internet to see what I could find. I found ClamWin and it seems to good to be true. I know that some antivirus and better than none at all but I don't know if it's worth the risk. Is ClamWin really what it says to be or is it something else?https://showbox.tools/ showbox https://speedtest.vet/ speed test


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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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ClamWin is a free, open source AV for Windows users. It is based on code ported from the free, open source Clam AV for Linux email scanners, and it also uses the Clam AV virus signatures, which are primarily for email scanners, and this is not really enough signatures to provide good protection for Windows users. In addition, ClamWin only scans "on demand" , as you have scheduled it or when you do a manual scan. It does not scan in "real-time" as files are placed on your computer from the web. The ClamWin developers recommend that you use a real-time scanner and use ClamWin as a backup scanner because of the lack of real-time scanning and the inadequate number of virus signatures prepared daily by Clam AV.

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