By Mark Allan
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats.
- Scan only the files you tell it to, or your entire hard drive, whichever you prefer.
- Clean, simple-to-use interface.
- Clearly lists infected files.
- Free virus definitions (usually updated daily)
- Save your favourite scan locations for easy access.
- Customise the toolbar - or hide it entirely.
- Send selected files to quarantine or trash with one click.
- Specify files to exclude using plain text, regular expressions, or by using drag & drop from the Finder.
- Specify schedules to update virus definitions and perform scans.
What's New in Version 2.6.4
Updated ClamAV Engine to 0.98.4
I downloaded this software from the app store about a week ago since my computer had detected a virus. I also have the Norton antivirus software installed but it has never detected anything. After downloading the ClamXav and running it once it detected 4 different viruses in my computer which were quarantined and subsequently deleted. My MacPro is now working as well as before. I set the ClamXav to update definitions daily which it does without any problem's. Working well for me, I highly recommend this program and will delete the norton antivirus software from my computer ASAP(like right now)...
Before you write a review of something.....
Make sure you actually how to use a mac and know what you're talking about before writing a bad review. This app works just as described if used properly. If you don't see an icon at top of window to delete the file, then "control" + click (not "command" or "apple key") on file and it gives you option to delete file. Then open your trash and hit "empty trash" in upper righ corner to rid the file completely. Simple, done, better.
couldn’t fix the one problem I have had
I have not had an issue on my mac. I download all kinds of things and go on all kinds of shady not so trustworthy websites and I have only ever been infected on my mac by one pissoff adaware virus. Unfortunately this program did not work to remove or identify the problem for me. I ended up using another one that thankfully solved the probem. As the software was free I can’t complain to much but I did end up having to pay for a software to find the virus for me. I had to actually trash it myself though.
thanks for the effort.