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March 28, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

 ClamWin Portable© security software.

It is very useful to have a security application on a portable medium, such as a USB flash drive. The main advantage is that you can use it for every computer in just seconds. ClamWin© is a popular choice for portable malware scanning. It scans for both viruses and spyware, and it allows you to update the database with the newest threats any time you want. Some experts say that regular security applications are more efficient, so it is recommended to check your computer by running one on your system from time to time. In the instructions below, read how to download and use the ClamWin Portable© security software.

Downloading ClamWin Portable©:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the ClamWin Portable© page on the PortableApps.com® website.
    Or, download it directly from the ClamWin© download page.
  2. Click on the “Download <version>” button and save the file on your hard drive.
  3. Launch the setup file and on the welcome screen, click on the “Next” button.
  4. Select the destination where the application will be installed (the USB flash drive) and click on the “Install” button.
  5. When the installation process is complete, click on the “Finish” button.
  6. Run the application (ClamWinPortable.exe file) from the flash drive.
  7. When asked to download the Virus Definition Database, click the “Yes” button and wait until the update finishes. Then, click on the “Close” button.
  8. Select the drive you want to scan and click on the “Scan” button.

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