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Hook Clamwin into the Windows Security Centre!
sydbarrett74


Joined: 27 Oct 2006
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Location: Midlothian, VA, USA
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Hi,
How difficult would it be to allow Clamwin to hook into the Security Centre so that Windows recognises it as an installed and functioning antivirus solution?
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alch
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
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please see this FAQ:
http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/90/27/
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ClamWin and Windows Security Center (WSC)
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Location: USA
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WSC checks to see if there is an antivirus (and firewall) program on the machine, if it is scanning real time, and if its signatures are up-to-date. If any of these conditions aren't met, the user receives an alert. So, it wouldn't do much good to integrate ClamWin into WSC until it is upgraded to real-time scanning status.

WSC detects AV/firewall programs by either of two methods: a Windows database via Microsoft or manually via AV vendor-supplied APIs linking their information to WSC. Hopefully, ClamWin will go real-time this year, and I'm sure Alch (and the other team members) are working on the API or getting placed in the database.

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