November 7, 2009

Clamwin portable antivirus

If you use a pen drive, it is a good idea to equip and protect it with a portable antivirus software. The best choice is Clamwin portable antivirus.ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner, and you need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.To install ClamWin Portable, just download the portable package and select the location (the Pendrive)to which you wish it to install.After installing you can download the virus definitions and updates.
ClamWin Portable supports running from a CD. To set it up, extract ClamWin Portable to a local drive and run it. Download the latest virus definitions. Then close ClamWin Portable. Move the ClamWin.conf file from the ClamWinPortable\Data\settings directory to the ClamWinPortable\App\clamwin directory. Then burn the whole ClamWinPortable directory to CD. Be sure not to move any of the files from the default locations.

Why I recommend this utility
  • High detection rates for viruses and spyware
  • Regular virus database updates. ClamAV team regularly updates virus databases to include a new virus/variant immediately after it appears
  • It is a Standalone Virus Scanner
  • It can be configured to run from a CD also


1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    This is very impressive information and thanks for sharing with all. i want to install a highly portable best antivirus softwarelike ClamWin Free Antivirus for my laptop and like to share my experience with all soon.