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hariskar


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Thank you, can I download it and test it?
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GuitarBob


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It is not available except from the developer, Andrea Russo. If you have the test1 version, you can get it the same way that you got test1.

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hariskar


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Is it still unsafe to use ClamWin+Clam Sentinel as the only AV protection instead of Microsoft Security Essentials?

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GuitarBob


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Yes - ClamWin even with Clam Sentinel does not provide sufficient protection unless they are your only choices because of an older computer. In that case, you should also use Malwarebytes free and do a daily scan with it in addition to a ClamWin scan. Otherwise, users should continue to use a real-time antivirus (like Windows Defender/Security Essentials, Avira free, Panda Free, Avast free, or AVG free.

ClamWin/Clam Sentinel only protect against file-based malware. The others can also protect against some web-based injection malware and exploits.

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hariskar


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Any news here? Still not safe enough to use only Clamwin and Sentinel?
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GuitarBob


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It is not safe to use ClamWin with Clam Sentinel. Clam Sentinel was discontinued in 2014. It is based on malware that existed from 2012 to 2014, and malware has changed since then. Sentinel is thus out-of-date and unable to detect most new 2019 malware.

As for ClamWin, there have not been any new versions for over a year now, although the Clam Av Linux scan engine that is used by the ClamWindevelopers has had several new/improved versions during that time. In addition, there are just not enough virus signatures provided by Clam Av to offer good protection for ClamWin's Windows users.

I stilll use both ClamWin/Clam Sentinel but only as a backup scanner to a real-time, up-to-date antivirus, and you should do the same.

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Is Clam AV + Sentinel enough as the only AV protection?
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