ClamWin Portable 0.94 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on September 9, 2008 - 11:50pm

logoClamWin Portable 0.94 has been released. ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. In this release, ClamWin has been updated to the latest release and the launcher and installer have been updated. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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ClamWin Portable ScreenshotClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine. It features:

  • High detection rates for viruses and spyware
  • Regular virus database updates. ClamAV team regularly updates virus databases to include a new virus/variant immediately after it appears
  • Standalone Virus Scanner

Learn more about ClamWin...

New In This Release

The included ClamWin has been updated to 0.94. (release notes) The launcher has been improved to support optional INI entries and the installer has been updated as well. Installer / Format

ClamWin Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


ClamWin Portable is available for immediate download from the ClamWin Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Tim Clark's picture

Download and Install, Launch and Update, All went Well.

Previous setting were kept , except for:
Advanced, detect PUPs, which I am guessing has been removed from the main app.


Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

BitDefender Log File !!!!!
Product : BitDefender Antivirus 2008
Version : BitDefender UIScanner v.11
Log date : 22:49:34 11/09/2008
Remaining issues:Object Name Threat Name Final Status
H:\00\ClamWinPortable\App\clamwin\bin\clamscan.exe Generic.Malware.G!g.6A76794B Suspect
virus detected in ClamWin_Portable_0.94
I want to know the reason.

ZachHudock's picture

False Positive. It's not really a virus. If BitDefender hasn't deleted the file, upload the file to and let that site scan the file. This site scans the file using several (36) different virus databases. If only a few of the many say it's an issue, it's safe to ignore. If most of them say it's an issue, report it again.

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705

I scanned clamscan.exe(in ClamWin_Portable_0.94.paf.exe),it's reported:
File clamscan.exe received on 09.12.2008 07:24:11 (CET)
Current status: finished

Result: 2/36 (5.56%)
Then I scanned clamscan.exe(in clamwin-0.94-setup.exe),it's reported:
File clamscan.exe received on 09.12.2008 07:31:27 (CET)
Current status: Loading ... queued waiting scanning finished NOT FOUND STOPPED

Result: 0/36 (0%)

ZachHudock's picture

Definitely a false positive then. If only 2 out of 36 detected an issue, it's safe to ignore. This isn't an exact rule, but in my mind, if 5 or more agree that it is an issue, i'll be concerned.

Part of the reason that scanning the same file, one coming from our installer, and one coming from the regular clamwin installer, gave different results is that uses UPX to compress their applications before distribution. Some AV scanners detect only a few UPXed files as being infected for some reason.

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705