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Windows Security Gets Boost from Open Source ClamAV

Mar 04, 2010, 23:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"While the core ClamAV open source project has not focused on desktop Windows installs, there is a separate project called ClamWin that already provides ClamAV for Windows desktops. However, the ClamWin project has some shortcomings: It does not scan files on access. Instead, it needs to be run manually or at a scheduled interval to scan a file or drive. The new ClamAV for Windows solution from Sourcefire, on the other hand, will perform on-access scanning.

"Additionally, ClamAV for Windows melds both the cloud and the desktop, with one benefit being a reduced processing load on users' systems. The solution relies on a desktop client that Watchinski described as being lightweight and fast, and which connects to a cloud service to do the heavy lifting."

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