Saturday, July 30, 2011

ClamWin Antivirus Glue for Firefox

If anyone is still using Firefox 1.5–2.0 and ClamWin, too, then they'd be interested in the subject extension. Unfortunately, this addon has been delisted from and very hard to find from FTP sites (which I tend to trust more).

So I found what turns out to be only one source:
The license for the extension is MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1.


Version 0.2.4 officially works in Firefox 1.5, but here are instructions in a 18.01.2007 comment to a blog post on similar matters. (The original text was here.)
Instructions in my own words: Download the XPI file (the lowermost is the newest version; if you are not sure, then check the statusbar when mousing over the 0.2.4 file link), extract it into a folder, open install.rdf with an editor that supports CR & LF linebraks (NotePad2 is ok); there, edit the em:maxVersion parameter value from 1.4-something to 2.0.0, compress the decompressed files, then rename the file's .zip (I assume) extension to .xpi, then move the file into an open Firefox window to install. When recompressing, make sure that you're only compressing the selected files and folders within the extracted folder and not the folder itself.

Modern stuff

For people using newer browsers, see the Fireclam extension for both Mozilla Firefox 3 and newer, and SeaMonkey 2 and newer.

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