Portable ClamWin is now ClamWin Portable, and version 0.88.4 has been released. For the unfamiliar, ClamWin Portable is the handy ClamWin Free Antivirus packaged with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you. This new release adds in several new features, including: the ability to run from a CD, in-place upgrades, automatic fixes for some common issues and more. It's also 30% smaller when installed. Read on for all the details...
Portable ClamWin becomes ClamWin Portable
The first thing you'll notice is that the name has been changed from Portable ClamWin to ClamWin Portable. Why the name change? The new names are designed to put the base application names first. All of the apps here at PortableApps.com are being renamed in this fashion over the next week. This makes it easier to sort and use your apps, too.
So, what's new? Quite a few things:
Live/CD Support - ClamWin Portable supports running from a CD or other read-only media right out of the box, making it easy to carry with you and use to disinfect other systems. Just be sure to run it once locally and download the latest definitions before burning it to CD. Full details are in the support topic on Running from a CD.
In-Place Upgrades - ClamWin Portable now supports the ability to do what we're calling an "in-place upgrade". This means that you can extract it right over an existing installation of ClamWin Portable without losing any of your logs and it'll Just Work. This will apply to future releases of ClamWin Portable as you'll still need to manually update due to the directory changes.
30% Smaller Install - The install size of ClamWin Portable without definitions has been decreased from 10.8MB to 7.7MB thanks to some new compression techniques.
Auto COMSPEC Fix - A common issue with ClamWin causes it to fail to run on a system that doesn't have a COMSPEC environment variable set. Since you may be using ClamWin Portable on systems that you don't own and configure, the ClamWin Portable Launcher will automatically check for this and automatically fix it for ClamWin before launching, making it compatible with these systems.
Grab a Copy
The new release of ClamWin Portable is available for immediate download from the ClamWin Portable homepage.