Top 5 open source antivirus

1. OpenAntiVirus Project

This is an open source antivirus software that was founded on August 30, 2000. Its features include VirusHammer, a standalone virus scanner, projects include ScannerDaemon and PatternFinder that provide antivirus protection and Squid-vscan that lets you scan all traffic that is going through the famous Squid HTTP-Proxy.

2. ClamAV

Clam AntiVirus or ClamAV is a free, cross-platform and open-source antivirus software toolkit written in C and C++ and licensed under GNU General Public License. It was released on April 9, 2018, for Unix. It also has a third-party version available for AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Linux, macOS, OpenVMS, OSF (Tru64) and Solaris. It can detect many types of malicious software and viruses and you can use this on mail servers as a server-side email virus scanner.

As of version 0.97.5, ClamAV builds and runs on Microsoft Windows and can be both downloaded free of charge. ClamAV includes a number of utilities such as a command-line scanner, automatic database updater, and a scalable multi-threaded daemon, running on an anti-virus engine from a shared library.

3. ClamWin

ClamWin is, of course, a free and open-source antivirus tool for your Windows that is written in C++ and Python that provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine. It is licensed under GNU General Public License. Its features include a scanning scheduler when the user logged in, an automatic virus database updates, a standalone virus-scanner with context menu integration for Windows Explorer.

4. Armadito Antivirus

Armadito Antivirus is an open source antivirus tool for your servers and PCs. It protects your systems from any viruses and malware and provides solutions available for Windows machines. It is created with a web-based central administration console that can be remotely used from any location via an intuitive interface that will provide access to lots of features. Its dashboard offers access to on-demand scanning, real-time protection, threat detection journal, technical support and more.

5. Moon Secure AV

Moon Secure AV is another open source antivirus tool that currently uses the ClamAV engine. This is designed to detect viruses, Trojans, and spyware like any antivirus software.  Moon Secure AV offers multiple On access, scan engines, Net shield, Firewall, on Exec scanner and rootkits preventions plus features from Commercial Antivirus applications.

Its features also include an on-demand scan for malware, real-time protection, live updates, low resource usages, run on all Windows from XP+, protect running application from USBs and from autoruns.


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