ClamAV Announces Open Beta for Windows Users, Cheapskates

Listen up tightwads, if you view paying for antivirus software only slightly more appealing than shoving bamboo under your fingernails, then we have good news for you. ClamAV recently announced the public beta for ClamAV 3.0 for Windows, which the company says "includes full integration of the ClamAV engine into the Immunet Protect product."

As Yahoo News points out, "corporate users on a budget" may want to take a look. It won't cost them a cent, and the cloud-based Immunet Protect integration offers a bit of additional protection. Some of the main features of ClamAV 3.0 include:
  • ClamAV 0.96.5 libraries for real-time scanning and offline scanning,
  • Customizable signatures support and signature creation UI
  • Wildcard exclusions -- specifically so ClamAV can exclude Thunderbird's %TEMP%\nsmail*.tmp
  • Unicode bug fixes
  • Bug fix for user's getting in a disconnected state
ClamAV recommends first testing the beta on a Virtual Machine. You can download the 32-bit version here and the 64-bit version here.