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
  • Total Downloads:
    122,003
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    285
  • 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
  • Updated Engine to ClamAV 0.98.5
  • New Today Extension for OS X 10.10 Yosemite showing scan/update results at a glance
  • Can now close the main ClamXav window and scanning continues
  • Added ability to deal with false positives
  • ClamXav Sentry now at v3.0
  • - Completely rewritten with new user interface
  • - No need to provide admin username/password on 10.7+
  • - New window to list any infected items which are found
  • - Quarantine/Delete/Move Back items directly within ClamXav Sentry
  • - Supports Notification Center on OS X 10.8+
  • - No more screens littered with Growl popups (10.8+)
  • - If watching for new disks, a prompt appears before scanning large disks
  • - Option to say "never scan this large volume"
  • - New menu bar icon for missed notifications
  • - New clearer menu bar icons
  • - Retina menu bar icons (finally!)
  • - Support for Dark Mode/Themes in OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • - All dialog boxes now appear in front of all other windows (finally!)
  • - Sentry can now check for ClamXav updates (only if ClamXav itself is permitted)
  • Command-key shortcuts now work in both ClamXav and Sentry
General
Publisher Mark Allan
Publisher web site http://www.markallan.co.uk/
Release Date December 23, 2014
Date Added December 23, 2014
Version 2.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.61MB
File Name ClamXav_2.7.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 122,003
Downloads Last Week 285
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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