Installing Malware Scanning on Windows

The more recent versions of Windows are already equipped with a Malware scanning solution.

Windows 8 and Above

Windows 8 and above include the Windows Defender AntiVirus engine, which is the default (and recommended) engine. No further installation or configuration is needed in this scenario.

Install and Configure ClamAV for Windows 7

To enable Malware Scanning with an Acunetix installation on Windows 7, you will first need to install ClamAV. To achieve this:

  • You may need to bring your windows installation up to date via Windows Update before being able to successfully install this.
  • Configure your ClamAV installation:
  • From the folder "C:\Program Files\ClamAV\conf_examples", copy these 2 files:
  • clamd.conf.sample
  • freshclam.conf.sample
  • ...into the folder "C:\Program Files\ClamAV", and rename them to:
  • clamd.conf
  • freshclam.conf
  • each of these 2 files contains a line with just the word "Example" - use Wordpad to remove this line from both files
  • from the command line as Administrator, run C:\Program Files\ClamAV\freshclam.exe to get the latest signature database
  • Start up ClamAV - from the command line, run C:\Program Files\ClamAV\clamd.exe; leave it running for Acunetix to be able to check for malware.

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