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ClamXAV
ClamXAV
3.7
$29.95
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ClamXAV 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 version 3.4

Updated on Apr 27 2022

  • Further stability on Apple Silicon Macs
  • Improved security of in-app update process
  • Added ability to email a designated contact upon malware detection
  • Added pruning of reports database to XAV command-line tool
View older ClamXAV updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

45.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.clamxav.com/

Downloads

582434

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

Security
Performance
Support

What needs improvements

Design

ClamXAV qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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davidandtrishab
davidandtrishab
Aug 9 2022
3.4
1.0
Aug 9 2022
1.0
Version: 3.4
As you can see, very few people have 'liked' the product on its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/clamxav Just 378 at the last count.
lhigdon2325
lhigdon2325
Jul 11 2022
3.4
4.0
Jul 11 2022
4.0
Version: 3.4
I think ClamXAV is one of the most reliable anti-malware products on the market. A simple and elegant design. Does exactly what it promises to do.
lhigdon2325
lhigdon2325
Feb 4 2021
3.1.2
4.0
Feb 4 2021
4.0
Version: 3.1.2
No performance degradation on my iMac running Big Sur. Sophos Home Premium was a big drag on my system.
Johnny-Rocket
Johnny-Rocket
Jan 4 2021
3.1.2
5.0
Jan 4 2021
5.0
Version: 3.1.2
https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-macos/macos-catalina/june-2020/canimaan-software-clamxav-3.0-202006/
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Nov 19 2020
3.1.2
4.5
Nov 19 2020
4.5
Version: 3.1.2
All this whining about fees and then AVG and Avast started to meddle with SSL and selling browser usage data. Be the product or pay a fee. I know what I choose.
didifri
didifri
Aug 12 2020
3.1
5.0
Aug 12 2020
5.0
Version: 3.1
schnell und zuverlässig
Dvrndr72b23
Dvrndr72b23
Mar 28 2020
3.0.15
5.0
Mar 28 2020
5.0
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.
didifri
didifri
Dec 19 2019
3.0.15
5.0
Dec 19 2019
5.0
Version: 3.0.15
works good
HJRBR
HJRBR
Aug 6 2019
3.0.12
2.0
Aug 6 2019
2.0
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.
DemandExcellence
DemandExcellence
Jul 19 2019
3.0.12
0.0
Jul 19 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0.12
Version 3.0.12 is not ready for Mojave.
Macfoto
Macfoto
Dec 30 2018
3.0.9
1.5
Dec 30 2018
1.5
Version: 3.0.9
No Deinstallation of ClamX-Engine available. It's like Malware! Sorry, GoodBye ClamX ;-) Use Mac-a-like-Software!
hmfwic47
hmfwic47
Dec 21 2018
3.0.7
0.0
Dec 21 2018
0.0
Version: 3.0.7
I just installed 3.0.8.
Veryvito
Veryvito
Oct 23 2018
3.0.7
1.0
Oct 23 2018
1.0
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.
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Oct 8 2018
3.0.7
4.5
Oct 8 2018
4.5
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.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Oct 6 2018
3.0.7
3.5
Oct 6 2018
3.5
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.
Jaimesc
Jaimesc
Oct 5 2018
3.0.7
2.0
Oct 5 2018
2.0
Version: 3.0.7
I understand people have to earn a living. I don't expect everything for free. However: 1) ClamXav licences less than 2 years old are now useless: virus updates we hear will be stopped from end of oct. 2018 2) Version 3 requires a OS update. This is notunreasonable, excelt that with point (1) we do not have the option of continuing to use existing versions: therefore upgrading to V3 forces an OX upgrade. 3) The annual fee: I am not a fan. Furthermore ClamXav has always had a problem as far as I'm concerned: the spinning ball curse when performing most actions. A quick test: - A staight "open clamxav" : two minutes of spinning ball leading to "Starting update... update complete" and "Anouncing V3". Which still won't respond: More spinning ball. • I've contacted ClamXav in the past concerning this issue: the response was "given ticket ..." and no more. I did not insist, since I left ClamXav scanning quietly in the background and didn't use the interface, spinning ball issue preventing. Regarding protection: I can't judge on this point since all I have found is about three phishing emails picked up by ClamXav over the last two years. Therefore I wil not be renewing my licence by upgrading my OS and moving to a subscription model, much as I appreciate programmers need to earn a living: it doesn't work well enough.
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Sep 26 2018
3.0.7
5.0
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.0.7
ClamXAV is the best antivirus / anti-malware out there.

The small yearly fee covers daily updates, upgrades and support. Frankly that is a small price to pay to protect your computer and data.

The developer is dedicated to the app – and version 3.0.7 is the best ever. I'm sticking with ClamXAV – and you'd be wise to do the same.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Sep 8 2018
3.0.5
0.0
Sep 8 2018
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
$$$$$$$$$$$
Noraa
Noraa
Sep 8 2018
3.0.5
0.0
Sep 8 2018
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
Been using ClamXAV since back when it was free, and while I'm not a fan of subscription pricing, when it comes to anti-virus software it does make sense. With most software, as long as it works (and keeps working) it can be exceedingly frustrating to be forced to pay for it just so you can use it - even you don't want or need whatever "new" features may be introduced. However, security is a moving target, and as such you want a program that is constantly being updated to hit that target - and that takes money. In addition, for an antivirus software, $30/year really isn't that bad (most cost in the $60/year range - and only cover 1 or 2 computers). Plus, if you've purchased ClamXAV in the past, you can get your subscription for only $15/year which is a damn good deal.
TallTed
TallTed
Sep 7 2018
3.0.5
3.0
Sep 7 2018
3.0
Version: 3.0.5
Time to change the posted price! People will read the currently posted price as $29.95 *one-time*, and that's no longer accurate. It's now $29.95/year (which works out to just under $2.50/month).
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