ClamXav for Mac

ClamXav for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 82 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    124,820
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    785
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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ClamXav for Mac scans your computer or selected files and folders for viruses to help keep it running smoothly. With clear controls and instructions, this program makes it easy to keep your data safe.

Pros

Straightforward interface: The main interface is split into three sections: a list of your favorite items to scan on the left, scan results on the top right, and status on the bottom right. Buttons in the app's main toolbar allow you to quickly perform primary functions.

Result options: Once you have your scan results, you have several options for dealing with potential issues. For instance, you can choose to show the path to the file, view it in the finder, quarantine it, or just delete it, depending on what it is and why it was flagged.

Cons

Tough on beginners: You may experience difficulty using this program, as it doesn't really guide you through the scanning and deleting process as similar apps do.

Bottom Line

ClamXav for Mac gives you the tools to keep your computer clean. With an uncluttered interface and convenient functionality, this app is a good choice for most computer-savvy users.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"from questionable to without doubt"

July 02, 2014  |  By hudsonw

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.6.4

Pros

I installed the latest version but it continuously ask to update the virus definitions: ask, update, ask, update, ... till infinity.

Cons

If the previous version was questionable, the latest version is surely worse.

Summary

don't, just don't

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5 stars

"All time great Antivirus software!"

April 25, 2014  |  By Karyl

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.6.2

Pros

Free, easy to install, runs well, does what it is supposed to do.

Cons

None. It is a solid program.

Summary

Get it!

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5 stars

"ClamXav scanner is awesome !"

February 04, 2014  |  By meljakob

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.6.2

Pros

Easy to download-install , runs great & fast , it pin pints all in detail . What other "famed" Mac scanners missed in scanning files , ClamXav always have found if any malware was present ! Thankfully this time around my computer is clean . A big Thank you to the developer :)

Cons

None that I can relate to .

Summary

I strongly recommend this software to any Mac user .

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2 stars

"What is iy supposed to do?"

October 15, 2013  |  By revchuck

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.6.1

Pros

None. Nothing.

Cons

everything

Summary

???

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5 stars

"Mac users - A necessity!"

January 23, 2013  |  By Jim Babcock

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.3.4

Pros

Extremely small footprint

Cons

Issues with quarantine of emails

Summary

I have used ClamXav since 2005. Mark Allan, a very talented Scot, designed and developed this UI to the open source clamav. I use it so that I will never forward any file that contains a Mac or PC signature to a friend . Plus, my iMac is Malware-free at all times no matter where I roam.

I suggest getting the Web site version that includes Sentry (not available in App Store), a 24/7 watcher of ANY file I or any app might download!

I also use an optional email script that scans every message + attachment BEFORE it is loaded into my Inbox.

Jim Babcock (Mac user since 1991)

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5 stars

"Comment only"

January 15, 2013  |  By drumsandmusic

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.3.4

Pros

This is only a comment not a review.

Cons

This is only a comment not a review.

Summary

Why does this not have an icon?
Editors, could you please add an icon? Find it e.g. here: http://macupdate.com/app/mac/15850/clamxav

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5 stars

"Very easy to use and works"

January 09, 2013  |  By bobwd2

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.3.4

Pros

this is a fine tool to have in your security arsenal . ive used it for years. simple , effective and free. where can you find that nowadays ??

Cons

free Sophos has caught more.

Summary

ill use ClamX as long as they supprt my OS.

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2 stars

"decent for free software"

September 26, 2012  |  By prah80

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.3.2

Pros

free
it does quarantine viruses

Cons

new version not compatible with mac 10.8, virus definitions refuses to update, thereby severely limiting its usefulness

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5 stars

"Easy-to-use virus protection program"

July 21, 2012  |  By ltsilver

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.3.1

Pros

Easy to use. Works in background.

Cons

Slows working a bit.

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3 stars

"Never found a thing. Sentry crashes."

May 12, 2012  |  By Danihilist

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.2.5

Pros

Seems to work, but hard to tell since it's never caught anything in the 8 years of use.
Not too heavy on resource usage.
Free. Donations encouraged.

Cons

Fairly light on resource usage.
Sentry started crashing, often, in the past few days. Maybe too many sites open in tabs for it to handle? Don't know. It's up to date.

Summary

Hard to judge an anti-malware product when it's never caught any. Have had Camino and Opera 'hijacked/spoofed' twice in the years that I've used Clam XAV.
Glad it's free in a society where most things one buys causes one to subscribe to payments and then spend more money to further use the products, like television, smart phones, computer systems, etcetera.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.3

Can now stop Sentry from the ClamXav menu as well as starting it
Fixed crash in scheduler for OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
Fixed issue with animated Dock icon using inordinate amounts of CPU usage
Scan log now shows the date/time correct for your own timezone
Fixed links from ClamXav to the online documentation
ClamXav Sentry specific updates
- Properly honours the exclusion settings in ClamXav's preferences
- Properly honours the "scan email" settings in ClamXav's preferences
- Support for Fast User Switching (finally!)
- Scan log now shows the date/time correct for your own timezone
- Checks clamd periodically and restarts it if necessary
- Stops clamd on quit to fix slow shutdown issue on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
- Improved stability particularly on 10.6
- Fixed intermittent crash when user selects "Never Scan" in the large volume prompt
- Menu now animates regardless of how quickly the scan completes
- Stopped unimportant log messages from filling up system.log
- Hidden pref to prevent Sentry controlling clamd if you already have your own clamd monitoring setup*
* If you enable this hidden preference setting, ClamXav Sentry will NOT monitor clamd at all; it will assume clamd is always running. To enable it, run the following in Terminal:
defaults write uk.co.markallan.clamxav clamdControlledExternally -bool YES; killall cfprefsd
General
Publisher Mark Allan
Publisher web site http://www.markallan.co.uk/
Release Date January 24, 2015
Date Added January 24, 2015
Version 2.7.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.96MB
File Name ClamXav_2.7.3.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 124,820
Downloads Last Week 785
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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