Since the majority of services and activities can be performed and found online, it’s only normal that attackers focused their attention to the online space. The default method of keeping a computer safe is still to use an Antivirus, and ClamWin Free Antivirus is one of the applications out there which serve this purpose.
Needless to say that attackers get creative when writing necessary codes for a hack or malicious content. This means that the antivirus used needs to be frequently updated so that it is capable of recognizing signs of malicious files on the scanned computer before they can inflict any damage or corrupt important content.
ClamWin Free Antivirus is the target application, while ClamWin Free Antivirus Definition Files is a method of manually updating the definition database. Although the antivirus is able to perform definition updates automatically, there’s always the risk of the Internet connection to stop working, or the server to not respond.
Update packages are generally delivered on a daily basis, with a main database file constantly updated with new additions. ClamWin Free Antivirus Definition Files provides a couple of options, one for the entire database, while the other represents just the daily update.
Manually updating the definition database is a mode of keeping the antivirus up to date if it can’t do it on its own, or is running on a computer without an Internet access. The location of database files is specified in ClamWin Free Antivirus preferences, with the default location being C:Documents and SettingsAll Users.clamwindb.