Open Source Kaspersky AntiVirus Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Kaspersky AntiVirus is Clam AntiVirus, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Kaspersky AntiVirus and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Kaspersky AntiVirus are ClamTk (Free, Open Source), ClamWin (Free, Open Source), Simple Software Restriction Policy (Free, Open Source) and kicom (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 30, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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      Most users think Clam AntiVirus is a great alternative to Kaspersky AntiVirus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ClamTk is a graphical front-end for ClamAV, an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      [Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.] ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code.
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    1. Security add-on for Windows. Make it considerably harder for unwanted software to get launched. Not through file signatures but through identifying places where executables have no right to be, for example Documents folders.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      KicomAV is an open source (GPL v2) antivirus engine designed for detecting malware and disinfecting it. In fact, Since 1995, it has been written in C/C++ and it was integrated into the ViRobot engine of HAURI, 1998. I decided to re-create a new KicomAV.
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    2. Provide real time shield, process/memory scanner, file/path scanner, scheduled scans, automatic daily update and use the ClamAV database with over 720.000 virus signatures. CS Anti-Virus with the ClamAV engine is FREE. (GNU/GPL license).

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.1.2b, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. Winpooch is a watchdog for Windows (2000, XP, 2003, but only 32-bits). It detects modifications in your system, so as to detect a trojan or a spyware installation. It also includes a real-time anti-virus.

      Discontinued

      As of 2008-06-13, this project is no longer under active development. Winpooch can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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