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esthon_wood


Joined: 04 Jul 2006
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hello everyone, I was about to download clamwinAV but i stopped when i read that it does not offer on-access real time scanning. it said that i have to manually scan the file to detect a virus? does this mean that it cannot detect viruses or trojans while i am surfing the net? does clamwinAV offer any alternatives on this?

I would appreciate any information you could give me.

Thanks a lot Smile

Esthon
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Monotype


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
Posts: 62
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Yep. That's right. You have to manually scan files. It won't scan them automatically on access.

On-access scanning functionality is being worked on, but there are no releasedate for it yet, though.
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esthon_wood


Joined: 04 Jul 2006
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the scanning of files manually is fine with me. what bothers me is the viruses that could enter my computer while surfing the net. does that mean that i need to scan for viruses and trojans everytime after i surfed the internet? does clamwin also detect spyware and trojans?

thanks,

esthon
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Monotype


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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esthon_wood wrote:
the scanning of files manually is fine with me. what bothers me is the viruses that could enter my computer while surfing the net. does that mean that i need to scan for viruses and trojans everytime after i surfed the internet? does clamwin also detect spyware and trojans?

thanks,

esthon


If you do the following things you should be safe enough;

1. Use Microsoft Update to install all security updates. Do this ~ 1 time a week or so.

2. Keep your other software (especially your browser) up to date.

3. Use a firewall. For example Windows Firewall. (Which is integrated in Win XP SP2.)

4. Use common sense, that is, don't download executable software from unknown websites. Also avoid downloading screensavers, since they are very unnecessary nowadays (2006) and they can also be infected by viruses.

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The only real worry left is zero-day-exploits, but you'll avoid most of them too simply by not surfing suspicious websites.. (Like sites with CP, warez, e.t.c.).
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budtse


Joined: 14 Jan 2006
Posts: 372
Location: Belgium
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If you use the Firefox browser, you can also automatically scan files that you download using a firefox plugin. See this thread for comments: http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?p=1366&

REMEMBER Alch's COMMENT : Do not use Run, but always click Save first (so it will be scanned), and then open the file.

budtse
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esthon_wood


Joined: 04 Jul 2006
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thanks you guys, you are great help. my norton AV will be expiring in 30 days and i dont want to continue their service mainly because i can't afford it. i will look into the firefox plugin.

thanks again!
esthon
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sherpya


Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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Location: Italy
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sorry currently it's me the main slowdown of the onscan stuff but I've not dropped it I'm just more busy than expected Smile
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harry26


Joined: 24 Jan 2019
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Hi,


There is no other option to scan viruses It will be done through manually. It is irritating while internet surfing but it will give a boost to your system & if it is creating a problem then just replace your antivirus which one is better you know very well. but ClamWin antivirus is better if you take my opinion.
Hope you satisfied with me.
Thanks...
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