Talk:Clam AntiVirus

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From VfD:[edit]

Advertising. RickK 20:54, Aug 10, 2004 (UTC)

  • Can somebody explain how this got deleted from the VfD page? RickK 05:57, Aug 11, 2004 (UTC)
  • Whatever happened, it needs to be deleted. TPK 06:36, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, NPOV / cleanup, is quite a popular package among us sysadmins what have to clean up all the Windows-generated muck clogging the email systems. --Ianb 06:47, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, popular program, I use it on 2 servers myself. I'll try to cleanup. Thue | talk 16:32, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. I'll assume prior comments are correct as to the notability of this topic. If it can be cleaned up, it should be kept. Skyler 18:48, Aug 11, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Widely used and notable. - Centrx 19:05, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. --Dittaeva 21:20, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Notable (for sysadmins though). Przepla 21:39, 16 Aug 2004 (UTC)

end moved discussion

ClamWin[edit]

Not diss-ing the product, just thinking of the Ordinary User, who needs to know this.... (ClamWin page could do with similar warning)

"note that ClamWin differs from ClamAV and often has lower detection rates" - ClamWin uses the current version of ClamAV. As of right now, this is 0.95.3. Where is there any citation that shows different detection rates? --Kurt (talk) 04:03, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
I agree, it is uncited and doesn't logically make sense since Clamwin is just a GUI front end to ClamAV - I'll remove it.

windows viruses?[edit]

Can someone clarify wheter clamav detects only Windows viruses, or MacOS and Linux viruses as well. (do the latter exist? ) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 195.229.242.88 (talk) 16:08, 9 March 2007 (UTC).

Unix-like[edit]

Now that Mac OS Ten is a Unix certified OS, maybe the lead paragraph should mention Unix and Unix-like ... --Click me! 22:22, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Given that all Unix-certified systems (certified, BTW, by The Open Group, not SCO) are Unix-like systems, "Unix-like" suffices. (OS X isn't the first SUSv3-certified system to run ClamAV - Solaris binaries are also available, for example.) Guy Harris 06:03, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

New article: Sourcefire, Inc[edit]

I've started an article, Sourcefire, Inc, for the company that develops the Snort and ClamAV free software packages. Contributions very welcome. --Gronky 09:38, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Userbox[edit]

Wikipedia editors who use ClamAV may want to add this userbox to their user page:

Code Result What links here
 {{User:Ahunt/Clam}}
ClamWin icon.png This user uses the open source ClamWin or ClamAV virus scanner
Transclusions

- Ahunt (talk) 20:53, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Archive file vulnerability?[edit]

Has there been any word on whether any version of Clam is vulnerable to the anti-antivirus archive file attack that was just published affecting some 40 vendors? See [1]. Ham Pastrami (talk) 00:20, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

No idea. Perhaps that's something you should ask their developers? ~~ [Jam][talk] 09:38, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Portal:Free software: ClamAV is now the selected article[edit]

Just to let you know. The purpose of selecting an article is both to point readers to the article and to highlight it to potential contributors. It will remain on the portal for a week or so. The previous selected article was Amarok - some mature software for organising music files.

For other interesting free software articles, you can take a look at the archive of PF's selectees. --Gronky (talk) 23:03, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

The portal selectee has moved on and is now Frets on Fire - a game like Guitar Hero. FoF is also involved in software patent controversy after discussions of it's removal from Fedora (GNU/Linux distribution). --Gronky (talk) 12:13, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

ClamAV for Windows!?[edit]

It appears that Immunet Protect is being used by "ClamAV for Windows" (http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/about/win32/) as announced by the Immunet site (http://immunet.com/pressreleases?id=13). However, the http://www.clamwin.com/ site has the "new" 0.96 version which is all very confusing... If someone can make sense of this, it would probably be worthwhile to update the appropriate subset of these articles: (Clam AntiVirus), ClamWin, and Immunet Protect. Royanee (talk) 19:02, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Effectiveness section[edit]

User:Jerome Charles Potts tagged this section as out of date. I would be happy to update it, do you have any references? - Ahunt (talk) 12:53, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Are unofficial signatures a free software effect?[edit]

I added a short section about unofficial databases for ClamAV. There are various organizations involved in this activity, some of which I mentioned. I left a red link for Sanesecurity (with a note referencing the link found in the Debian package). I feel most of those people and organizations don't meet Wikipedia:Notability. They themselves don't recount who they are and why they are committed to such activity. Yet, they are many and their activity is noteworthy as such, besides being important for our security.

This topic would certainly deserve its own space if there were multiple free antivirus. Since ClamAV is the only one package of its kind (another unusual case), perhaps it can stay in that section, for the time being. But some expansion is needed. ale (talk) 08:21, 3 September 2014 (UTC)