ClamWin is a free on-demand virus scanner that integrates into the context menu of Windows Explorer and in Outlook. It has a simple graphical user interface and uses the Clam AntiVirus engine. Originally designed for Linux and grown popular, it has now been compiled for Windows.
Via Task Scheduler, you can start scanning at certain times. The file review must be started manually. ClamWin automatically removes infected email attachments.
More features at a glance:
- Exclude specific file types from scanning
- Support for proxy servers
- Sending email alerts when a virus is found
- Adjustable archive scans
- Creating reports
- Update function for the latest virus signatures
ClamWin is an intuitive open source program. It currently recognises 20,000 viruses, worms and Trojans according to the manufacturer. With the factory settings it works very thoroughly.