ClamAV Windows Ports
General

Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) is a free, cross-platform antivirus software tool-kit capable of detecting many types of malicious software, including viruses.

ClamAV consist of the following parts:

freshclam.exe is the program that updates the virus definition files.

clamd.exe is the scanning engine, which should run all the time as a service.

clamdscan.exe is used to scan the file. clamdscan.exe connects to clamd.exe and clamd.exe scans the file. This is very fast, because the virus definition files are loaded only once at startup of the service.

clamscan.exe is also used to scan the file. However, clamscan.exe doesn't connect to clamd.exe and so it always load the virus definition files.

ClamAV Antivirus Native Win32

v0.99.2

URL: http://oss.netfarm.it/​clamav
Visited: 2016-04-24
Installation: Install ClamAV Antivirus Native Win32
Comment: Designed for a server installation, all parts are services.
No installation program, manual installation required.
Remark: By far the best, you may use it!

ClamAV/SOSDG

v0.95-1

URL: http://www.sosdg.org/
Visited: 2015-09-12 (product is discontinued)
Installation: http://www.fortune.ch/util/​Installation_of_ClamAV​-SOSDG_for_XWall.pdf
Comment: Simple installation using an install program.
By default no automatic update of virus definition files.
Update using task scheduler executing
C:\clamav-devel\bin\freshclam.exe --quiet --config-file=C:\clamav-devel\etc\freshclam.conf
Due to a bug in Cygwin, clamdscan.exe always returns errorlevel zero and so it can't be used. clamscan.exe returns the proper errorlevel.
Remark: Do not use it, product is discontinued

ClamWin

v0.96

URL: http://www.clamwin.com
Visited: 2010-05-15
Installation:
Comment: Simple installation using an install program.
Virus definition files are updated only when someone is logged on.
For updating using task scheduler see http://forums.clamwin.com/​viewtopic.php?p=421
There is no clamdscan.exe, only clamscan.exe.
clamscan.exe needs to find the database and this requires the additional argument of
--database="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\.clamwin\db"
Remark: Avoid it

ClamAV for Windows

v0.96

URL: http://www.clamav.net
Visited: 2010-05-15
Installation:
Comment: Installation on a server is not possible.
The scanner sends every file into the cloud where the scanning engine is working.
There is no clamscan.exe

Remark: It will not work.
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