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ClamXav for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 83 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    136,765
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 12, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    16.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    363
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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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Results 1–10 of 83

5 stars

"it's a free antivirus approved by Mac"

February 19, 2015

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.7.4

Pros

It does not seem to slow down the computer

Cons

My MacBook has worked 7 years without an antivirus installed. Recently, it played a bit on a couple of occasions and I thought to give ClamXav a try, as I though it might have been bugged up.
After running the scan...it found absolutely nothing, which is rather shocking taking into consideration that the Mac has not been protected in 7 years. Therefore, I am not sure if the ClamXav works at all, or my MacBook has been so good to self protect from viruses for so long.

Summary

I've read a few reviews and I understood that some users were required to update ClamXav numerous times straight after freshly installing it. It happened to me as well. I've updated it three times in a row, and it did not needed again afterwards. So I am happy so far with it not nagging me and quietly working in the background.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.4
  • Fixed issue where Really Scan dialog box shows up multiple times for same disk
  • Fixed issue where Sentry may scan inserted volumes even if told not to
  • Fixed excess memory usage issue with ClamXav and Sentry
  • Improved integration with Apple's Time Capsule
  • Tweaks to Danish, French and Czech localisation
  • Reduced the number of false positives reported in phishing emails
  • No longer opens the Infected Items window in ClamXav Sentry if clicking on a notification for updating virus defs
  • Improved handling of defs updates on OS X Server
  • Remove duplicate entries for Sentry in Login Items
  • Fixed issue with quarantine folder which prevented some files from being scanned
  • Fixed a rare situation where trashed files would jump straight back into quarantine
  • Fixed a rare issue where pressing the Quarantine button sometimes wouldn't work
  • Fixed issue where Scan log timestamp sometimes shows UK time rather than local time
  • Fixed issue where Sentry's icon looked like it was still watching even when user had stopped watching
  • Fixed issue where Sentry's display list of items being watched is sometimes blank
  • Fixed various registration issues
General
Publisher Mark Allan
Publisher web site http://www.markallan.co.uk/
Release Date August 12, 2015
Date Added August 12, 2015
Version 2.8.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.26MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 136,765
Downloads Last Week 363
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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