Clam Sentinel v1.22

webfork on 5 May 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by jonezrin

Clam Sentinel is a real-time malware scanner using ClamWin Antivirus as its engine. The program also has its own system monitor that scans for unknown malware that does not yet have a ClamWin signature. It also detects new drives and monitors these units until the program is closed or until the device is disconnected.

NOTE: There have been no updates to this program since late 2014.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: ClamWin Portable - You must have this program before using Clam Sentinel.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/GPL (Version 3 or higher)

Source code
How to extract:
  1. Download ClamWin Antivirus
  2. Download the Clam Sentinel ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice Follow the configuration instructions on this page
  3. Launch ClamSentinel.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ClamWin Portable

18 comments on Clam Sentinel  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

ishldgetoutmore 2015-07-23 14:16

Nevermind. I ran ClamSentinel.exe and it created the .ini file for me.


ishldgetoutmore 2015-07-23 14:01

When I decompress Clam Sentinel, I don't see any .ini file. What am I missing?


Midas 2014-07-21 01:00

Thanks for the info, MKonar. I see you carried it over to the ClamWin Portable entry, too. :)

Unfortunately, seems that afterall ClamWinDBUpdate is not adequate for a Sentinel configuration.

I tested it and even after correcting the "clampath=" key inside 'ClamWinPortableDBUpdate.ini', it doesn't work because my executable is 'ClamWin.exe' and not 'ClamWinPortable.exe'; also, it's located in a folder named 'bin', while the \/irus Database files are in a sibling folder named 'db'.

And just FYI, the 'thumbs.db' inside 'rsc' cause Explorer to complain when moving the extracted folder tree as instructed...


MKonar 2014-07-20 18:14

@Midas The link no longer works. (It was a dynamic DNS entry. Sad that they eliminated their free dynamic DNS service ... but I digress.)

You can get to the ClamWinPortableDBUpdate website through either of the following links:
* (which forwards to)


Midas 2014-07-18 11:04

Note: I'm posting it here to see if anyone can help...


Midas 2014-03-17 10:19

ClamWin can be heavy on system resources if kept always running -- but it can be stopped and (re)started at will from its tray icon.

I have it scan memory at system start, and then I run it /ad-hoc/ to scan any suspicious files. But then, I'm not relying solely on ClamWin for malware prevention, I also use Winpatrol and (portable) Malware Bytes.


ixz 2013-11-25 09:52

forgot to ask, if the level of protection is comparable to win8 defender or will there be missing something of importance?

i would like to give clamsentinel a try, as it's freeware, portable and hopefully light on ressources.


ixz 2013-11-24 15:30

does clamsentinel also work under win8.1 64bit?


Checker 2012-10-01 21:49

@ Midas: Thanks.
Download link is updated now.


guinness 2012-05-08 09:08

@Loner, stop abusing the comments section. Post in the Forum if you want to discuss about the entry.


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