ClamWin Portable Support
Many of the most common issues that arise when using ClamWin Portable are addressed here. Please read through the various topics to see if any of them address your question. You can also post a question in the ClamWin Portable Support Forum.
ClamWin Portable-Specific Issues
General ClamWin Issues
To install ClamWin Portable, just download the portable package at the top of the ClamWin Portable page and then double-click it. Select the location you wish to install to and click OK. A PortableClamWin directory will be created there and all the necessary files installed. That's all there is to it.
To start up ClamWin Portable, just double-click PortableClamWin.exe file where you installed Portable ClamWin on your portable drive. Then, use it just like you would a local copy of ClamWin. There are a couple of things to keep in mind:
To upgrade to a newer version of ClamWin Portable, just download a new copy and unzip it to your portable drive. You can delete your old copy. If you've saved any preferences, be sure to copy your profile from PortableClamWin\clamwin\bin\ClamWin.conf from the old copy to the the new one. If you have any logs or quarantine files you wish to save, copy those directories as well.
ClamWin Portable supports running from a CD. To set it up, extract ClamWin Portable to a local drive and run it. Download the latest virus definitions. Then close ClamWin Portable. Move the ClamWin.conf file from the ClamWinPortable\Data\settings directory to the ClamWinPortable\App\clamwin directory. Then burn the whole ClamWinPortable directory to CD. Be sure not to move any of the files from the default locations. The ClamWinPortable.ini can not be used when running from CD.
There are currently no known issues.
I made some modifications to the default version of ClamWin to make it more USB key friendly (decreasing total install size and the number of writes to the drive, which will increase drive life). These changes are listed here so you'll know what they are, and so you can recreate the process, if so desired.