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Clam AntiVirus

Open source antivirus software

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
Avg rating of 2.3 (7)| 5 comments
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Clam AntiVirus Features

  1.  Ad-freeClam AntiVirus doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  LightweightClam AntiVirus consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

Clam AntiVirus information

  • Developed byCisco
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.3
  • Alternatives105 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  2,385 Stars
  •  555 Forks
  •  138 Open Issues
  •   Updated
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Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about Clam AntiVirus, and it has gotten 212 likes

Clam AntiVirus was added to AlternativeTo by HenrikHedman on and this page was last updated . Clam AntiVirus is sometimes referred to as Clam AntiVirus.

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Nchalada
  
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Just installed it, first thing it did was kill and then remove my IRC software, without asking me. I am not amused. Default settings should be ASK FIRST.

Programs that Do Not Play Nice get removed. Very Quickly.

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duckrinium
  
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Cisco, owner of clamav, blocked Russian region from receiving antivirus database, making it completely useless in Russia. Not very freedom of Cisco. But overall, great malware detection tool.

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RemovedUser
  
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ClamAV only makes sense for Linux and is not used to protect Linux users but Windows users, in case several people using both Windows and Linux are working in a network, you don't need Antivirus on Linux, but if you need to send an .exe file to a colleague on Windows, ClamAV allows you to check it and avoid sending an infected file to your colleague.

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micbusin
  
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Garbage. After installing from official repo: "WARNING: Clamd was NOT notified: Can't connect to clamd through /run/clamav/clamd.ctl: No such file or directory"

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duckrinium

Probably very late but you have to update database first :) by using "freshclam" as root.

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ruskelljd
  
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At least if you are a Mac user you have to edit a hidden file but after almost two hours of looking I couldn't find what to edit it to. Not real helpful changing preferences if you don't know what to change it to so I guess I'll never bother looking into this antivirus app again.

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Tags

  • Anti-Virus
  • Anti-Malware
  • email-scanning

Lists containing Clam AntiVirus

Core, Development & Services •  Linux Security and Forensics •  Windows •  KungFu

Clam AntiVirus platform details

Windows

2 versions 32 + 64 bit: Win.XP, Vista, Win 7

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