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Windows 7: Can anyone suggest a good open source antivirus?

20 Apr 2020   #11
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as I know, ClamWin is the only open source antivirus I'm aware of, and like all antiviruses, it's not that great at what it does. There are some other separate projects that claim to give it real-time scanning capabilities but I personally distrust such claim for some reason or another.
For reference, Wikipedia list of antiviruses only list ClamWin as the only open source one, among all platforms.

None of the other suggested here are really open source, only proprietary programs that happen to have free versions.

In general, the open source industry tends to dislike antiviruses and that's an important reason why you'll see so few of them. More often than not they just exist to demand the "need" of antiviruses for Windows users on Linux servers, not aimed at workstations. And given that antiviruses also tend to cause more security problems than they solve, people coding on their own time rarely are interested in making one.
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4 Weeks Ago   #12
glenhall

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Thanks but I can't view the document?
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4 Weeks Ago   #13
glenhall

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Can anyone suggest a good private / secure webmail service? (if it exists...)

Thanks
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4 Weeks Ago   #14
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

From my OneDrive link that you couldn't open.

My recommended AV’s, malware scanner, adware scanner, pup scanners
Avast Free this is what I use, Anti-virus.
BitDefender Free Edition don’t use but highly recommend, there is also paid version
Malwarebytes Premium (it’s a free 30-day trial) If you utilize the free trial, it includes MB anti-exploit & MB anti-ransomware & will remove the standalone versions that you can obtain and install through the below links. Compatible/works with your Anti-Virus!
Malwarebytes Free this is what I use, one of the best all-around scanners, period.
SuperAntiSpyware free, this is what I use, there is also a paid version that runs real-time.
ADWCleaner Malwarebytes recently purchased from Tools.lib, available on both websites
HitmanProx32 scan is free, and one time trial virus removal, you can use Revo Uninstaller
to remove it and trial cookies if it finds malware to remove, then you can use the trial again.
HitmanProx64 scan is free, and one time trial virus removal, you can use Revo Uninstaller to remove it and trial cookies if it finds malware to remove, then you can use the trial again.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit this is what I use, real-time exploit protection, drive-bys, SSL injection, etc.
Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware this is what I use, real-time ransomware protection.
TDSSkiller this is what I use, rootkit scanner.
VirusTotal online multi-AV scanner. If any hypertext links are broken, questions, or concerns, please let me know via Private Message (PM) on SevenForums
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