He did say that he ran the tool and it didn't fix the problem.
And unless I missed something, ClamAV still lacks an on access scanner, so you have to manually initiate scans. Which puts it at about 1995 for AV programs. I get that it's free and all, but I also get that it's really not intended as a general purpose AV program.
I'm also skeptical about any "blogger" who writes about security. Most people don't really know enough about security to properly vet things a person says, and a sad but true comment about people is that if you look/act/sound like you know what you're doing/talking about, people tend to believe you do.
A few days ago, on the Windows XP forum here, someone posted what I'm sure they thought was a brand new article, but it was just rehashing all the same misinformation about the XP firewall that people have been spreading for the last decade. It was based on an incorrect premise, and neither the author or the person who posted it ever took the time to really consider some of the large gaping holes in the thesis of the article. Giant gaping holes that have big flashing neon signs of fingers pointing, with the words, "Giant gaping hole". Something a person with average intelligence should be able to spot in a few seconds if they actually took those few seconds to think about it.
We live in the Great Age of Narcissism now with twitter and all the other "social networking" sites. Everyone who can type a few barely coherent stream of consciousness thoughts into a text box and hit a submit button now seems to think that anyone gives a crap what they have to say. That we're all completely and utterly fascinated about the mundane and boring details of their pathetic existence.
That kind of thinking makes it very easy to get a little full of yourself. You see it in the political polarization of the country these days. Everyone is so sure that they're right, they never even stop to consider some of the alternatives. They reach some conclusions which is personally appealing, and that's it. They completely forget about the part of writing an essay that involves addressing the points of the opposition, and explaining why those points are either wrong, overblown, or irrelevant. The part that serves to really make you consider the issue and the position on it you've taken.
So no offense, I know you're trying to help, but the world would probably be better off with a few less bloggers talking about things they know nothing about. This guy may be the exception, maybe he's not.
Case in point: Steve Gibson of GRC.com has a standing offer to play Chicken Little or the Boy Who Cried Wolf due to all the practice he has at it. He rushes out with a hasty conclusion, which is almost always proven wrong in about a week, but because he talks in a convincing way people believe what he says. You'd be amazed, and a little saddened, alarmed, etc, to see how many people come here talking about that site.
So to end my little rant here... I know you're trying to help, but the odds are the guy you're linking to is as big an idiot as Steve Gibson. Completely talking out of his neither regions none the less. Most people simply don't know enough about computer security to properly vet a person to see if what they say is trustworthy. And despite the fact that any schmuck with a computer and about 10 minutes can set up a blog, we still tend to collectively have this impression that not just anyone can put something on the Internet. Time was, you had to have a certain minimum skill level to do that, so if you cleared that hurdle, you probably had something worth saying. It hasn't been that way for probably 10 years, but social change takes a long time to filter through. It took virtually the entire 80s, and most of the 90s, before computers were readily accepted by people, so we probably have another 5-6 years to go on blogging.