look for Open source anti-virus for windows

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by DGMurdockIII, May 28, 2007.

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  1. DGMurdockIII

    DGMurdockIII Registered Member

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    I wondering good open source anti-virus or free but i would like it to be open source that will give me more of a reasion to use it program is for windows
     
  2. WSFuser

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    ClamWin is opensource but it lacks a realtime component and its not very good anyways.

    For freeware theres Avira, AVG, avast, and AOL AVS.
     
  3. DGMurdockIII

    DGMurdockIII Registered Member

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    what the best free then? and if anyone find or nows anyother open source windows virus scanner i like to hear about them or any based on clamav
     
  4. Pedro

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    Spyware Terminator uses it optionally, and Winpooch also.
    But in Windows, choose AVG / Avast! / Antivir Classic.
    I prefer Avast! myself, solid and quite. If it finds virus it will also entertain with nice warnings like in the movies (you can turn it off for a boring life :) )
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    ClamAV is used as a complement in Winpooch and Spyware Terminator.
    Pedro has beaten me :D
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Moon Secure Antivirus (MAV) is open source, and it DOES have a real time monitor.

    The write-up on MAV's website says...
    I tried this one out only briefly and I did not form any opinions except to note that...

    1) It hooks the kernel.
    2) It updates okay.
    3) It runs.
    4) Evidently, it uses the ClamAV data base of signatures.
     
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    As I said in the open source firewall post, you aren't going to find any top tier open source programs for security on windows. They are just too hard to develop to just freely give away the code. However, there are some nice free ones such as AVG, avast!, and antivir. Of the three, I personally would use antivir.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  8. WSFuser

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    For freeware I have preference towards avast and AOL AVS.
     
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    Yup. I second that. Lighter than the others, and better detection.
     
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    I third that for AVS but it's only free for the first yr.
     
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    As stated on numerous occasion you can request a new key, and the key is only activated once you decide to use it. You can request up to 10 keys per email address which equates into a 10 year subscription. :D Don't abuse the keys though, and only request them if you truly need them.
     
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