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    ClamWin update

    For those who use ClamWin (the Clam opensource AV for Windows) there is a new release out 0.90.2

    http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/

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    I actually downloaded it for my dad the other day when I set up a new pc for him. I dont believe in auto-protect a/v's they take up too many resources :-p

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    Hi,

    The reason that I mentioned the update is that I seem to experience that the application won't auto-update the pattern files unless you have the latest version. Mind you, that might just be me

    Yes, oofki, I think that it works quite differently from most and will scan on demand. However, it will also interface with Windows Explorer for when you open and close files in Windows?

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    Does it do that too? I thought it was it just had an option shell extension that let you right click a file and say "scan."

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    I am not entirely sure. It does something interactively and has an icon in the system tray.

    I do know that it checks e-mail (well Outlook at least) and it scans macros in Microsoft Office interactively (there are settings for this). That is probably the limit at present.

    My thoughts would be that Clam is really a Linux open source project in origin, so would have mainly been designed to check e-mails coming from and going to Windows systems. ClamWin is an evolution of the Linux original, so doesn't really match the threats that face the Windows OS.

    It seems to be one of those apps that attach to a process, so they only run when the process is called.
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