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Clamwin is just a scanner?

Joined: 11 Jan 2007
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Or am I missing something? I ran the scanner, it told me 4 files had viruses. Now what do I do? Does clamwin also remove viruses or does it just scan for them. If it is only a scanner then can someone recomend a good virus remover?
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
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you can either set clamwin to quarantine the files for you or remove them manually
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Not every antivirus program removes the viruses it finds. Most of the major AV software does, but those programs are bloated, expensive, and they really get their hooks into your system. Try Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool--Run it from the Web site--you don't have to download it. It is run automatically on your computer every Patch Tuesday if you have set up for automatic Windows Update. McAfee's Stinger is also a good removal tool (download to your computer and then run it), but the MSRT is updated more frequently and can handle more viruses. Neither will handle the recent malware, however.

Neither Stinger or MSRT are full-time virus scanners, so until ClamWin 1.0 comes out, you will need to use a real-time scanner with ClamWin. Try AVG free from Grisoft, AntiVir Personal Classic from Avira, or Avast free from Alwil. They are all free and pretty good. An advantage of using both ClamWin and a real-time scanner is that when you scan with ClamWin, the real-time scanner also looks at the files. Sometimes they will spot something then that they wouldn't on their own. AVG, for instance doesn't look at 7zip files, but ClamWin does, so when ClamWin opens one, AVG's scanner can get a look at it then.

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