ClamXAV
ClamXAV
3.1

3.4

ClamXAV free download for Mac
13 August 2020

Virus checker based on ClamAV.

Overview

ClamXAV is a popular virus checker for OS X.

Time to take control

ClamXAV keeps threats at bay and puts you firmly in charge of your Mac’s security. Scan a specific file or your entire hard drive. Set it to scan automatically or run instant checks on suspicious files. It’s entirely up to you.

Silent and deadly

ClamXAV is light on processing but heavy on malware. You won’t even notice it working away in the background - but threats to your Mac will, as virus definitions are constantly updated.

You and your Mac

Whether you’re a home user, business user or education user, ClamXAV provides effective malware protection on a single Mac or an entire network. With generous volume discounts available, it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.

What's new in ClamXAV

Version 3.1:
  • Added support for macOS 11 (Big Sur)
  • Additional log file processing for business customers
  • Improved QuickScan speed
  • Updated French localisation
  • Updated Portugese translation
  • Fixed typo in German localisation
  • Improvements in multi-user setups
  • Improvements to handling of virtual machine images
  • References to "Internet" are now "internet", inline with current practice and style guidelines.
  • References to "expiry date" are now "renewal date"
  • Fixed intermittent issue where main window may open far too small
  • Fixed issue where clean files may show in the infection list with "(null)" as the infection name.
  • Fixed intermittent issue where Quick Scan would appear like it's constantly in progress.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue that caused it to look like ClamXAV had hung at the end of a QuickScan
  • Fixed intermittent issue with open panel not showing
  • Fixed an issue preventing an item showing up as deleted
  • Fixed issue with "Last Scanned Date" on macOS 10.15
  • An item's "Last Scanned Date" now shows relative dates
  • ClamXAV will now report meta-data on malware detections. Note that we're tracking malware, not you!
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How would you rate ClamXAV app?

310 Reviews of ClamXAV

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2
HJRBR
06 August 2019
Version: 3.0.12

Most helpful

I used ClamXav for years. Now I have an issue (Ticket #790366) and no answer for a few days. The eMail: support@clamxav.com does not work to send any notes. Looks that I have to find an other programm.
(1)
5
didifri
12 August 2020
Version: 3.1
schnell und zuverlässig
(0)
5
Dvrndr72b23
28 March 2020
Version: 3.0.15
Worked reliably for years. I don’t mind the price, since such a piece of software requires to be constantly looked after.
(1)
5
didifri
19 December 2019
Version: 3.0.15
works good
(0)
2
HJRBR
06 August 2019
Version: 3.0.12
I used ClamXav for years. Now I have an issue (Ticket #790366) and no answer for a few days. The eMail: support@clamxav.com does not work to send any notes. Looks that I have to find an other programm.
(1)
DemandExcellence
19 July 2019
Version: 3.0.12
Version 3.0.12 is not ready for Mojave.
(0)
1.5
Macfoto
30 December 2018
Version: 3.0.9
No Deinstallation of ClamX-Engine available. It's like Malware! Sorry, GoodBye ClamX ;-) Use Mac-a-like-Software!
(1)
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hmfwic47
21 December 2018
Version: 3.0.7
I just installed 3.0.8.
(0)
1
Veryvito
23 October 2018
Version: 3.0.7
This is yet another once-great app (that I used to pay to upgrade regularly) that has fallen prey to the subscription model. Sorry to have to uninstall it at the end of this month, but this software model has got to stop.
(3)
4.5
Sparrowhawk
08 October 2018
Version: 3.0.7
£14.99 with the 50% discount and VAT removal (being a company purchase) for 3 computers over 2 years - it works out at a few pence per month. So not free, but so close as to make no real difference. Yes others are completely free, but from experience they also consume more system resources and are a PITA to remove. Here we have a developer who cares about the Mac, who puts real effort into getting a quality program out, and yes, who asks to be paid for his work. Seems fair to me. Not that I'm a fan of subscriptions, but in this case it's almost a no-brainer. The only other two subs I maintain are for JetBrains products and Office 365. In each case for me, the constant updates and improvements, and decent licensing terms have been enough to persuade me to opt in. The UI could do with a little more polish, it's true. Those drive icons are a little too big and don't fit in well with the look and feel of a modern Mac, but to be honest, I don't spend my life inside the GUI of my AV software, so I don't really care too much about that. One thing to note: the scanning speeds, and the ramp up time before a scan actually begins are both hugely improved over v2. A very welcome improvement indeed.
(4)
Funjoy
06 October 2018
Version: 3.0.7
When ClamXAV went commercial in 2016 I bought it immediately for $30 to support the developer. It's been an okay app, a little slow, a little clunky-looking. In all this time it's found a grand total of 6 pieces of malware on my system - all old Windows malware embedded in saved html files. In all comparison tests the app falls in the middle to the back of the pack. Still, I'd fire it up periodically and let it (slowly) go through my system looking for any malware. I guess I haven't run it lately because when I launched it today I discovered that there's a v 3.07, and a new subscription model. It's nice that current owners are offered 50%-off, but I'm still not sure I want to pay $15/year for this when Sophos and Avira and Kaspersky (I know, I know) all get higher ratings for catching malware, speed and lightness on system resources. (Granted, I haven't seen any reviews of this app's latest version.) I'm keeping an open mind, and will wait for reviews to come out, but I'm not upgrading yet.
(4)
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3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
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