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Is anyone using only ClamWin (no 2nd AV for real time scan)?
skylark


Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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If not, which is the second antivirus you use?
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budtse


Joined: 14 Jan 2006
Posts: 372
Location: Belgium
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Hi,

I'm using ClamWin only on 2 home pc's.

On my laptop for work i use clamwin in conjunction with Avast!. Only reason for this is that the IT staff would kill me if i don't use any on-access scanning (and i don't want to use their Norton AV standard because it is much to heavy).

budtse
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lwc


Joined: 17 Apr 2006
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I do this in some computers (I chose one of them to give the others the updates). I couldn't care less about real time scanning, but I hate the fact I can't scan incoming e-mail messages in OE (and come on, don't say the outdated ClamMail).
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 4513
Location: USA
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I'm using the free Cyberhawk behavior blocker from Novatix in addition to ClamWin. It doesn't need an antivirus database because it checks for malicious behavior and notifies you when it occurs. You can then decide to allow the behavior or block it. If you block it, it deletes the virus from your computer. It will let a virus stay on your computer until it does something malicious. I also use the free Zone Alarm firewall. Neither of these three programs have a large "footprint".

I used using the paid version of Grisoft's AVG with firewall for about three months (I paid for two years). ClamWin is updated much more frequently, and it is just about as good at spotting viruses as AVG, so I took AVG off my computer. I look forward to ClamWin going resident, and it will not interfere with Cyberhawk even then.

I run daily ClamWin scans of my Windows directory and a weekly scan of the hard drive. I scan for 42 file types that are most likely to harbor viruses. The daily Windows scan takes about 25 minutes on my Windows XP machine, and the weekly scan of my entire 160 GB hard drive takes about 70 minutes.

Regards
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lwc


Joined: 17 Apr 2006
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In that case, I also use Winpooch for a database free outgoing firewall (my router and XP SP2 both have incoming firewalls).

Too bad the current official version doesn't fully supports Clamwin. The current beta supposedly has full support, but I think it still uses freshclam.exe instead of ClamWin.exe
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skylark


Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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Thanks for replies!
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Pk77


Joined: 16 Nov 2006
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I'm using it, only it, with firefox, ccleaner and spyboot. I also made a donation for the great job.

Pk77
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scarypanchita


Joined: 27 Apr 2006
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I use only clamwin on my laptop. I opt it as best and make sure to scan everything before I open it. I actually like it better.
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