Installing ClamWin Antivirus

clamwinClamWin Antivirus is free open-source software that you can use to help protect your Windows workstation from virus attacks.  I used Windows XP for this article.


  1. Visit the ClamWin site to download the latest version.
  2. Download exe clamwin-xxx-setup.exe.
  3. Open the downloaded file.
  4. Click Run in the Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
  5. Click Next in the Welcome screen.
  6. Read and accept the agreement and click Next.
  7. Leave the default Anyone who uses this computer (all users).
  8. Use the default Destination Location.
  9. In the Select Components screen, you can also leave the default settings.
  10. Start Menu Folder:  Use the defaults.
  11. You can typically leave Download Virus Database Files... selected.
  12. Click Install.
  13. Click Finish.


You will now have a new ClamWin Antivirus icon in the notification tray.


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