ClamAV is an open source (GPL) antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It is the de facto standard for mail gateway scanning. It provides a high performance mutli-threaded scanning daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning, and an intelligent tool for automatic signature updates. The core ClamAV library provides numerous file format detection mechanisms, file unpacking support, archive support, and multiple signature languages for detecting threats.
The core ClamAV library is utilized in Immunet 3.0, powered by ClamAV, which is a fast, fully featured Desktop AV solution for Windows.
August 9th, 2007 Posted by - jesler
On August 8th at LinuxWorld, network gateway vendor Untangle performed an all-out public test of different anti-virus vendors to see how they really compare.
In an antivirus “fight club” conducted in front of an audience at the show, 10 antivirus products were confronted with 25 viruses, many submitted by members of the audience. The goal: to see whether the AV tools would catch ‘em all.
The “winners” in last night’s contest were ClamAV, Kaspersky and Symantec. All three (Read more...)
July 11th, 2007 Posted by - jesler
We just received news that ClamAV has been nominated as a SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards (CCA) finalist for the Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins category. If you are a registered SourceForge user, you have time until July 20th to vote for our project . If you are not registered yet, you can sign up now !
The winning projects will be announced at the SourceForge CCA party on July 26th during OSCON at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The winners will also be posted on the SourceForge.net website before July 30th.
June 8th, 2007 Posted by - jesler
If you are a registered user on SourceForge.net then you can help to make sure that ClamAV is eligible for SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards by nominating ClamAV to one or more categories.
Once all final nominees have been decided then everyone will be able to vote for the projects of their choice in each category. We hope to be nominated in the Tool or Utility for SysAdmins and Enterprise categories.
Registered SourceForge.net users can submit their nomination on our project page
April 29th, 2007 Posted by - jesler
The recent article from ITSecurity.com features ClamAV (and some ClamAV third-party related projects) among the best 103 Free Security Apps for Mac, Windows and Linux .
You can read the full article at http://www.itsecurity.com/features/103-free-security-apps-041607/
April 13th, 2007 Posted by - jesler
PCWorld reports that four antivirus had a quick reaction to the new Storm Worm variant that has recently started spreading:
A huge virus surge of a new Storm Worm variant is flooding email inboxes and evading many antivirus programs. In my tests of 31 programs, only four reported a virus. Postini, an email security company, says that over the last 24 hours it has seen about 55 million virus emails, about 60 times the daily average. [...] At 2:30pm I uploaded the attachment to Virustotal.com, which uses many different antivirus programs to scan uploads. Of 31 programs, only four – ClamAV, eSafe, Kaspersky and Symantec – reported a virus.
You can read the full news on PCWorld website.