I use Spyware Terminator which offers ClamAV click here as a bolt on goody along with HIPS.
I can understand that HIPS would be handy for anyone using a firewall without the facility (Windows firewall?) but I have little knowledge of AV software other than AVG which I have (very nearly) used since day one.
Can anyone advise how good ClamAV is when compared to other free offerings such as AVG?
Hmm. I think the answer is `not very`. I must admit I find an AV that fails to keep its signature base up to date a bit suspect - especially with the manner in which `nasties` are continually evolving.
I remember reading that it was to be avoided, and if memory serves me right it can be difficult to get rid of. I use Avast and don't have any problems with it, so would recommend thats what you go for, but everyone has their favourites, don't they?
To be fair the the Clam team they do react to new threats fairly quickly, but it's not a full time job for them as it is for the avast! or AVG update teams and that's one of the reasons I don't recommend it. Though as Fruit Bat /\0/\ says it's handy to have as a pen drive portable App, though I now prefer Dr Web CureIt click here .