Clamwin, the only free Anti Virus for Windows 2003
I have used AVG for a while on my Windows 2003 laptop, but AVG is dropping support for free AVG in the new 7.5 version. Avast does not install on Win2k3 either so the only free alternative I have found is ClamWin, that offers:
- High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
- Scanning Scheduler
- Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
- Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
- Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.
Note that it does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.
YMMV as the addin seriously slows down Outlook on my laptop. It should be OK on faster machines though.
Thanks for the tip Michele