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AntiVirus Scanner

AVScan is an anti-virus scanner that uses the ClamAV library (libclamav) and GTK+ 1.2. It allows you to create a list of scan items for frequently scanned locations and features on-demand virus database updating, manual drag and drop object scanning, and pausing and resuming of scanning, all in a simple GUI environment.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 Apr 2009 07:20

    Release Notes: The documentation was updated to reflect new ClamAV 0.95.x settings. The avs_scan_op.c module was updated to respond to all new ClamAV 0.95 error codes. AVScan-specific modules were renamed to have an avs_ prefix. Displayed values on the Database Page were updated to reflect more ClamAV Virus Database-specific values.

    •  10 Feb 2009 13:20

      Release Notes: This version was updated to work with Endeavour Mark II 3.x.x and Clam Antivirus 0.94.x. Support was added for concatonating multiple paths to the location when selecting multiple scan items to scan at once.

      •  15 Nov 2008 09:48

        Release Notes: This release was updated to work with Clam Antivirus 0.94.

        •  20 Aug 2008 04:55

          Release Notes: The GtkMenuBar layout has been rearranged. The scanner operations module has been updated for ClamAV 0.93.3.

          •  20 Mar 2008 08:11

            Release Notes: The scanner operations module was updated for ClamAV 0.93rc1 and the Virus Database Page was modified to display a bit more information.

            Recent comments

            20 Aug 2008 03:45 learfox

            Downtime and relocation notice 2008 June 24
            The site ( that hosts this project's web page ( was destroyed by error in behalf of a repair technitian attempting to fix another site physically adjacent to this site on 2008 June 12. This site was incorrectly identified as the site needing repair by the technitian and all of its data was completely erased by the "repair" which involved an attempt to install a different operating system (Windows 2000).

            Corrective actions are pending on the technitian as of this posting.

            We are currently regenerating our source and data packages and using and as a temporary distribution point. We have not made a decision at this point as to whether to keep this temporary distribution set up or to recreate the set up on When a decision is made it will be posted here.

            29 Jan 2007 19:28 learfox

            GPL and OpenSSL branches, which to pick!

            The difference between the two branches is that the OpenSSL Debian branch contains some Debian-specific code and it is OpenSSL licensed in accordance with Debian's legal dept in order for them to release AVScan as a Debian package. The GPL branch contains the more "general" code and nothing platform-specific.

            If you/your company do not have licensing issues and you do not use Debian, then you should get the GPL branch version. Otherwise get the OpenSSL Debian one if you use Debian.


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