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Software Review

ClamWin
(antivirus, security)
ClamWin is free for any type of use*. This antivirus software is great for replacing whatever software suite comes with your computer, or adding virus protection to a computer with none. From my experience, this virus software is reliable when updated frequently and when aided by safe web surfing habits.

*The advantage over other antivirus options reviewed here is that ClamWin can be used for any type of use, not just home or personal use.

The disadvantage of ClamWin is that it does not employ an on-access scanner. That is, most software solutions will scan files as your computer downloads them (on-access) or as a program is ran by your computer. ClamWin only detects and cleans viruses during a manual or scheduled scan (on-demand). If configured for daily scans, along with safe internet practices, this is still a safe solution. ClamWin is developing an on-access scanner at this time. Check back often to see when the next version comes out. [go to software page]