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Clam Sentinel

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Clam sentinel is a program that detects file system changes and automatically scans the files added or modified using ClamWin. Require the installation of ClamWin. For Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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  • Adds a real-time scanner to ClamWin
  • Integrated intrusion detection
  • Proactive heuristic protection
  • USB and removable drive protection
  • Uses ClamWin quarantine folder
  • Scan logs for real-time, drives, memory, and messages
  • Default configuration suitable for most users
  • Easy custom configuration via system tray icon
  • Supports Windows 98 and newer computers
  • Supports English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Azeri and Galician languages
  • Multiple user support


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  • rocknrollkid
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very good anti-virus for Windows users and a nice supplement to ClamWin. The heuristics are a bit "touchy" and need to be updated. Overall, I recommended everyone to use this along with ClamWin or ClamAV.

    Posted 03/05/2015
  • choicevoice
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    works well with no problems on my system. i use this on an xp with old, slow hardware. it's pretty much the only thing that will run on my system. i've noticed that the wikipedia article on clam sentinel keeps getting deleted for some reason (3x in 2 years by the same person). perhaps someone would like to recreate it?

    Posted 10/28/2014
  • rogue-tr
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    Not for the faint of heart, using ClamAV as a backend means you'll get a lot of false positives but you'll learn a lot about which files your system needs to function correctly :) You'll have to turn it off now and then as it will strip files from a steam download requiring you to re-validate the cache of a game (not normally a lot to re-download, a couple of hundred K) or re-initiate a download through chrome due to file name obfuscation but in all honesty, these are minor things compared to knowing you are safe. I tried immunet for a while but it was causing me a lot of grief with moveslink/movescount, detecting it as a false positive no matter what I did. To add, it was quite bloated and the Ads annoyed me. Coming from a *nix background I always wanted something ClamAV based on windows and ClamWin just didn't quite cut it. It's a shame Clam Sentinel isn't part of ClamWin, even if it felt tacked on or a bit hacky it would give ClamWin that usefulness that I need it to have. As it is, it feels tacked on and hacky but in a good way :) ... it's lean and efficient and has only the mandatory functionality. Last thing I'll mention is, as a gamer I like my AV option to be lean, unobtrusive and easily switched off. I'm not stupid with my internet habits, I block Ads, and I'll rarely introduce something I don't completely trust onto my PC. I just don't need something as comprehensive as Avast!. Although I do recommend Avast! for anyone who is super paranoid or can't keep their system clean. ClamWin in combination with Clam Sentinel suits my needs exactly. And with ClamAV being one of the few AV products to detect and completely remove some really obscure viruses for me in the past, I have complete trust in it's abilities, even if it is a little too quick to quarantine sometimes. All the complaints about this product neglect to mention that the problem is to do with the ClamAV definitions. ClamAV determines what is or isn't a virus, not Clam Sentinel. Clam Sentinel does it's job just fine and you can always disable the suspicious file detection. Nice work ... and thank you.

    Posted 07/21/2014
  • sky14657
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    On EVERY download, Sentinel detects suspicious files. EVERY temporary file of an install is a virus. The software doesn't ever detect REAL problems. A waste of time and pc ressources, not worth a second and a byte. I wasted far to much time getting all the files out of quarantine. Disabling quarantine gets you messages on EVERY download. What is this software good for? Just write a script that pops up a message on every download and you have the same thing.

    Posted 04/11/2014
  • donalf
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Can't get it, 'sentinel' to install either from zip or exe. It seems to install then reports 'the file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect' recently had ramnit-94 trojan ...cleared it with clamwin .. I'm running XP in fusion under Mavericks, 10,9,1 on a i5 chipped Mac powerbook

    Posted 03/02/2014
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French, Polish, Italian, English, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

C, Delphi/Kylix


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