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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 81 votes out of 81 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.12.1
  • Total Downloads:
    157,556
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    19.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    117
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.12.1
  • New notification system if we need to notify you of important information
  • - disable with expert pref 'PreventMessageChecking' (boolean)
  • Improved handling of errors in Regular Expression syntax
  • Distributing official ClamXav definitions over https
  • Improved handling of the global (override) preferences file
  • New expert pref to prevent users from stopping watching in Sentry:
  • PreventSentryStopWatching (boolean)
  • Added button in main window title bar showing how many days remain in free trial
  • &displays just below the toolbar for users on OS X 10.10
  • Improved handling of malware that needs a restart for removal
  • Improved ability to delete some stubborn files
  • Improved handling of remote installation on macOS 10.12
  • Improved handling of GMail mailboxes in Apple Mail
  • Improved handling of virus definition updates when Internet connection is unavailable
  • Improved support for users who have moved their home folder to a different disk
  • Improved overall reliability
  • Fixed issue where an older 3rd party scanning engine might be used instead of the official one
  • Fixed issue where The All My Files item didn't work in some older versions of OS X
  • Fixed issue where Sentry (running on OS X 10.6) sometimes scanned items on external volumes when it shouldn't
  • Fixed issue where the scan log may not catch the very first system scan, the very first time you ever run ClamXav
  • Fixed issues installing the registration key
  • Updated Danish localisation
  • Updated copyright strings
General
Publisher Mark Allan
Publisher web site http://www.markallan.co.uk/
Release Date March 27, 2017
Date Added March 27, 2017
Version 2.12.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.14MB
File Name ClamXav_2.12.1_3057.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 157,556
Downloads Last Week 117
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95
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