Opening ClamWin

Enter the ClamWin interface. The fastest way to do that will generally be to double-click on the ClamWin scanner icon in the “system tray”, also known as the “message notification area”, which is where there are several icons next to the clock in the (usually lower-right) corner of the screen. The icon looks like a blue circle and says “ClamWin Free Antivirus” when hovered over. If that icon isn't visible, look for a left arrow that, when hovered over, refers to showing more/hidden icons. A slightly longer way with more options is to right-click on that icon and then choose “Open ClamWin.

Classic View:

Another view:

Another view (with the left arrow highlighted)


Alternatively, one may find ClamWin under the “Programs” (or “All Programs” section under the Start Menu, and specifically under the folder called “ClamWin Antivirus”. From this location, the icon to choose is called “Virus Scanner”. This simply runs the file “ClamWin\bin\ClamWin.exe” from the “Program Files” folder that is used. (On a 64-bit operating system, this may be under “C:\Program Files (x86)\”.)

Prepare to be asked to download definitions if that hasn't been done.