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ClamWin: Read Only

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 4, 2006 - 3:28pm

When I try running ClamWin on a write protected usb drive I get errors saying it is unable to write to the media. Why does ClamWin require writing to the drive?

I use my USB drive for repairing infected machines and as a precaution I keep my usb key write protected. Ideally ClamWin should have the option of running on a read only disk.

ClamWin: Problem getting definitions

Submitted by rovr138 on April 22, 2006 - 3:36am

I downloaded the ClamWin Antivirus.
I installed it on my flashdrive, when I opened it, it prompted me to download "Virus Definitions Database", and when I clicked "Yes", it gave me this error.

ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 22 03:03:19 2006
ERROR: Can't get information about No IP address
Connection with (IP: ???) failed.
Trying again in 5 secs...
ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 22 03:03:19 2006
ERROR: Can't get information about No IP address
Connection with (IP: ???) failed.

ClamWin: False Positives

Submitted by jrh on April 21, 2006 - 8:05pm

EDIT: The ClamWin people have fixed it, so you can disregard this topic now Smile

This app looked like a good idea, however I receive many false positives while scanning.

For example:
F:/PortableClamWin/PortableClamWin.exe: Trojan.Clicker.VB-20 FOUND
F:/PortableFileZilla/PortableFileZilla.exe: Trojan.Clicker.VB-20 FOUND
F:/PortableThunderbird/PortableThunderbird.exe: Trojan.Clicker.VB-20 FOUND

I saw on the PCW page that there is a known issue for a false positive, but if this is a regular thing I'm not sure I can trust it. Still going to keep it around though.

ClamWin: Bug in PCW launcher?

Submitted by Bruce Pascoe on April 20, 2006 - 9:44pm

Here's what my PortableClamWin.ini file looks like...

ClamWinDirectory=PortableClamWin Files\application\bin
DBDirectory=PortableClamWin Files\database
LogDirectory=PortableClamWin Files\logs
QuarantineDirectory=PortableClamWin Files\quarantine

...and the actual locations of my files are as such:

Application: PortableClamWin Files\application\bin
Database: PortableClamWin Files\application\bin\PortableClamWin Files\database

VLC Player has an infected file

Submitted by craig139 on April 20, 2006 - 4:55pm

Hi. I always check this site for new goodies and today I found PortableClamWin AV - a virus scanner. I ran it on my flash stick with all the neat portable software on it and it found a virus. Here is the entry that Clamwin AV produced:

E:\PortableVLC\vlc\plugins\libmux_ps_plugin.dll: Trojan.Xombe.HTTP.A FOUND
-- summary --
Known viruses: 51919
Engine version: 0.88.1
Scanned directories: 44
Scanned files: 235
Infected files: 1

I just wanted to let you all know. What is this plugin responsible for? Can I remove it, or do I need to replace it? Thanks in advance.

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