ClamWin Portable is the portable version of ClamWin antivirus. This enables the user to take the antivirus with own self and scan file at one go. This shows that how much the antivirus solutions have been diversified and have been different from the stereotype antivirus applications. This antivirus package is based on the ClamAV antivirus engine which can be used freely from anywhere and on any kind of media and has proved to provide viable solution related to any kind security issues. The size of the file is somewhere around 7.95 megabytes. No subscription fee is to be spent for the use of ClamWin Portable. Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8; any of the mentioned operating system successfully support this antivirus package.
ClamWin Portable can be taken into any USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard disk or CD and executed in the system without leaving any information behind. The detection rate of spyware and viruses is very high and there are regularly updates available for the virus database. The technology engineered inside ClamWin Portable automatically installs the updates available. The file scanning can be improved by using filename patterns for including or excluding them in the results. Email or message alerts can be set when vulnerability towards infection reaches the brim.
ClamWin Portable is efficient enough to scan the macros and OLE attachments present in MS office documents. The scale for the no of files to be scanned can be limited and options are available for doing that. This at times increases the detection accuracy. Sub folders and directories can be skipped by accessing the “Customize scan” option. The scan progress is depicted in percentage form. It can also be treated as a standalone virus scanner application and has already proved that it is capable enough in providing the system with optimum level of security.