How to remove an freshclam error
The free file information forum can help you determine if freshclam.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Freshclam.exe file information
Description: The file freshclam.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 147,456 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 337,633 bytes or 53,760 bytes.
The application has no file description. The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. File freshclam.exe is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.
In case of problems with freshclam.exe, you can also uninstall ClamWin Free Antivirus software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
Recommended: Identify freshclam.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "freshclam" is not required to run at start up.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as freshclam.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the freshclam.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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