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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "from questionable to without doubt"

    July 2, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "ClamXav scanner is awesome !"

    February 4, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very easy to use and works"

    January 9, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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