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ClamXav for Mac

$29.95
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 84 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.11
  • Total Downloads:
    151,673
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 29, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    18.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    74
  • 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 84

1 stars

"Endless "updating""

January 16, 2016  |  By allendria

2016-01-16 17:24:41  |  By allendria

 |  Version: ClamXav 2.8.8

Pros

There are nice supplementary icons if you wish to change the default.

Cons

The program never ran on my computer. It would say it needed me to "update," then say it was up-to-date and re-ask the first question. The only way to get past the cycle was to quit the program.

Summary

Why would I use a program that doesn't work?

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5 stars

"it's a free antivirus approved by Mac"

February 19, 2015

2015-02-19 04:26:15

 |  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

2014-07-02 21:26:41  |  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

2014-04-25 15:36:52  |  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

2014-02-04 16:38:18  |  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

2013-10-15 06:07:35  |  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

2013-01-23 10:00:21  |  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

2013-01-15 00:37:21  |  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

2013-01-09 20:43:43  |  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

2012-09-26 09:23:23  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.11
  • New engine install and uninstall mechanism
  • Engine installer now retains any user-defined local/private mirrors and proxy settings
  • Significantly improved ability to remove installed system infections
  • Improved scanning of disk images
  • Added the ability to quarantine/delete emails directly from within ClamXav (Apple Mail.app only)
  • Improvements to registration key handling for volume licences
  • Improved speed and reliability of initial virus definition download
  • Better feedback during virus definitions update
  • Added the ability to cancel a definitions update in progress
  • New Colour-coded infection list helping you to know the severity of an infection as it relates to your Mac
General
Publisher Mark Allan
Publisher web site http://www.markallan.co.uk/
Release Date November 29, 2016
Date Added November 29, 2016
Version 2.11
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 18.98MB
File Name ClamXav_2.11_2835.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 151,673
Downloads Last Week 74
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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