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Moving to Free Software by Marcel Gagné

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Chapter 18. ClamWin: Free Antivirus Protection

Welcome to the wonderful world of networked computers, where a battle rages for your machine. Every second that your computer is on and connected to the Internet, you are at risk of downloading some piece of malware that can take over your computer, cause havoc, turn your computer into a zombie attacking other computers, or worst of all, destroy your important files. The latter is sometimes done slowly and randomly so that by the time you realize what has happened, you may not have recent backups to recover from.

Viruses are nasty. The cost to business alone runs in the billions of dollars (yes, that is billion with a b). That’s why an antivirus program is not only a good idea, it is essential to anyone ...

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