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Does ClamWin scan files in real time (when they're accessed)
alch
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
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ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner, that is, you need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus. Microsoft Outlook Addin, however will delete a virus-infected attachment automatically.

The on-access scanner feature is being worked on and will appear in one of the future releases.
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Hexter


Joined: 16 Jan 2006
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Will it work with 64-bit versions of windows as-well when the real-time scanner is ready.

Good job I'm using firefox and not IE.
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Re: Does ClamWin scan files in real time (when they're acces
txwikinger


Joined: 10 Feb 2006
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alch wrote:
ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner, that is, you need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus. Microsoft Outlook Addin, however will delete a virus-infected attachment automatically.

The on-access scanner feature is being worked on and will appear in one of the future releases.


Have you ever look at Winpooch? It is GPL so you might be able to re-use some of its code...
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alch
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Have you ever look at Winpooch? It is GPL so you might be able to re-use some of its code...

we had and it is not suitable do to it's technical limitations. I won't go into technical details here, contact me if you need more info why is it not suitable.
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hobo21


Joined: 25 Jan 2006
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for the past 6 or nine months ive been using both avg and clam win i know youve looked before but the code from avg may be helpfull
when clamwin fixes this problem and the version auomatically updates i wont be using avg anymore as a community based program like clamwin is the better option - only av program i know of with a forum like this so i know which one gets my support.
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sherpya


Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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the code from avg? there is no code from avg is closed source program Laughing
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hobo21


Joined: 25 Jan 2006
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my mistake only use clamwin now anyway.
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emmanuel


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
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What is a more or less time line when this feature could be available?
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hades32


Joined: 18 Apr 2006
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And when will we get a beta to test?

PS: The Online Scanner seems to be broken
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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When scanning a single file, it appears to me that ClamWin still only scans files with those extensions that it has been configured to scan. I set it up to scan the 22 file extensions that I think are the most likely to contain a virus. I did this in order to reduce the scan time for my entire hard drive from two hours to about 30 minutes.

I know it's primarily an on-demand/email scanner, but it appears that they are working toward making it a complete antivirus software program--at least that's what I hope.

Regards,
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Nik777


Joined: 21 Jul 2006
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I'm not actually looking for automated scanning in response to each disk access. What I *am* looking for is automatic scanning of any removable disk when it is mounted. Basically, I want to have CDs, and USB-drives scnned automatically when they are inserted.

Does anyone know of any way I can set that up with the current ClamWin?

Cheers!
Nik
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DGM


Joined: 26 Dec 2006
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check out what open anti-virus did they had a open source virus scanner for windows with real time scanning http://sourceforge.net/projects/openantivirus/ http://www.openantivirus.org/
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sherpya


Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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this proj seams to be dead for ages, there is only java code in cvs
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Real Time Scanner
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Is this in beta now? If it's pretty far along, it might steal some of the thunder from ClamWin's upcoming RT scanner.

Do you know if it will work with ClamWin instead of the ClamAV port to Windows?

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Tech-protect 4 automatic scanning with Clam AntiVirus
sfm


Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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Its a final version as far as I can tell.

From there web site....

"Tech-Protect 4 is a free anti-virus for Windows. Powered by Clam AntiVirus, a community developed free anti-virus toolkit, it is free for business or personal use. Tech-Protect provides on-demand scanning of drives, files or folders, automatic scanning of files that are written to disk or opened from the desktop, and real-time scanning of emails as you download them. It also warns you of potentially suspicious changes to files."
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