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Vlingo, Voice Recognition for Blackberry

Vlingo has launched a new amazing application for Blackberry research-in-motion-4q-profit-soars Apr-3-2008 that allows you to control tha main features on the device by using your voice. Vlingo walks you through setting up the software so that one of your convenience…

Ad Aware – Free Anti-Spyware

Ad-Aware it is the original award winning anti-spyware product, offered to consumers worldwide to protect their personal and home computers from spyware and malware attacks. This powerful software detects and removes Trojans, worms, spyware and other malicious programs, repairs damage…

Ubuntu, Free Operating System.

Ubuntu is a Free Operating System based on Linux. This community developed system has desktop and server versions. Ubuntu contains open source word processing and email applications. Web server software, a complete office productivity suite, Mozilla firefox and programming tools…

DotCMS – Powerful Free CMS

Two java-based software companies, KonaKart (e-commerce) and dotCMS (web content management) have joined forces to meet the challenging and growing demand of CMS-driven e-commerce. Starting this past summer, both organizations worked closely together to design and implement the proper architecture…

IBM Lotus Symphony

IMB Lotus Symphony is a Fully Functional alternative to Microsoft Office, Lotus Symphony is a powerful set of applications for creating, editing, and sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Lotus Symphony allows to create PDF documents. Avaliable for Linux…

ClamXav – Free virus checker using the ClamAV engine

As the popularity of Macs increases, it’s inevitable that they will become the target of viruses and although the risk is still small, you haven’t got much to lose by installing a free virus checker like ClamXav.

ClamXav is a free virus checker which can perform full system scans or analyze specific folders. The latest release has seen a much improved interface mainly due to the move away from Java and to Objective-C. Installation of ClamXav is a bit lengthy as it also requires installing the ClamAV engine which also requires a script (included in the installation file) to remove it.

The interface of ClamXav is simple and straightforward. You can schedule automatic system scans to be performed regularly, by setting the day of the week and hour at which you want ClamXav to start its analysis. It’s obviously best to schedule full scans while you’re not using your Mac because as with most virus checker, it can slow down your system somewhat. In fact, scanning in general is very slow with ClamXav although for checking individual files it’s fine. Probably the best way to use ClamXav is via the “Sentry” which makes ClamXav monitor for changes in individual files and folders rather than performing slow regular system scans.

If you use it sparingly, ClamXav is a pretty good free virus checker with a regularly updated database although speed is not its forte.

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