Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Free PC anti virus...Clamwin!

Thanks to www.lifehacker.com's download of the day I will be trying this out tonight at home. The download file is only 5.5 megs so it should be a quick get on high speed.

From www.clamwin.com:

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine.

ClamWin Free Antivirus uses the GNU General Public License by the Free Software Foundation and is free (as in freedom) software. To find out more about GNU General Public License and what it entitles you to, please visit the following link: Philosophy of the GNU Project - Free Software Foundation.

ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code at no cost. It features:
  • Scanning Scheduler;
  • Automatic Virus Database Updates. ClamAV team updates Virus Databases on a regular basis and almost immediately after a new virus/variant is out;
  • Standalone Virus Scanner;
  • Context Menu Integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
  • Addin to Microsoft Outlook.