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Virus checker based on ClamAV.

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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 3.6.1

Updated on Sep 28 2023

  • Support for macOS 14 Sonoma
  • Fix for scans hanging on certain disk image types
  • Fix an issue where settings delivered from the Xenia Management Console may cause ClamXAV to crash under certain circumstances
  • Security update for the bundled scanning engine
View older ClamXAV updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

46.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.clamxav.com/

Downloads

583375

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9 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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pamandbobnord10116
pamandbobnord10116
Mar 8 2023
3.5.5
0.0
Mar 8 2023
0.0
Version: 3.5.5
Must I pay for clamxav for an old imac 10.11.6. It no longer gets updates?
pamandbobnord10116
pamandbobnord10116
Mar 8 2023
3.5.5
0.0
Mar 8 2023
0.0
Version: 3.5.5
Many years ago Clamxav was totally free. My older brother with all the college degrees in computer science said to use this app. . It was recommended by someone in the IT dept at UConn. Im sold. Uninstall other brand x apps and why not pay for peace of mind in the safe mac world.
Plotzenhots
Plotzenhots
Jan 20 2023
3.5.2
3.0
Jan 20 2023
3.0
Version: 3.5.2
The current version is 3.5.3
MicheleB
MicheleB
Jan 15 2023
3.5.2
2.0
Jan 15 2023
2.0
Version: 3.5.2
I'd say, there's really plenty, not to say too much room for improvement; options like behavioral / network protection - of course this wouldn't be for everyone, I know all these mac users who state: it's useless and only slows down my mac... I think this is true only for badly programmed AV-software, well programmed AV software should offer these features, leave it to users to deactivate them - and perform good anyhow. But worse: it's partly rather buggy... For example when it installs, it shows strange notifications. I mean what the heck is "Mark Allan", or "open" supposed to mean, why should I allow this?? It's confusing for end users and simply bad GUI design (not optimized in any way for macOS Ventura, and this is after several months of the final release). What's worse, they still look strange / suspicious in the "Background processes" section of the system prefs: there's exactly these 2 entries "Mark Allan" and "open" (the last one even states: "Item from an unidentified developer"). How am I supposed to know, which programs these background activities are belonging to, esp. if I find them after half a year or so? I know my mac quite well, therefore I was able to find out - but the average user can't. If you deactivate one of those, of course the software doesn't work correctly anymore. It's so unprofessional, it makes me very skeptical about this "security" software. And it's not the 1st time, I found things like this; also informed the developer about things now and then, but I'm afraid it's not going to be of much use (never got any feedback). Which is really a pity, since there's really not that much decent mac security software on the market, most is garbage really. Very annoying.
tjekov37
tjekov37
Nov 11 2022
3.5.2
5.0
Nov 11 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
The current version is 3.5.2 !!!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 9 2022
3.4
0.0
Nov 9 2022
0.0
Version: 3.4
The current version is 3.5.1
rogerkatz_1
rogerkatz_1
Oct 21 2022
3.4
0.0
Oct 21 2022
0.0
Version: 3.4
The current version is 3.5.1
rardin
rardin
Oct 14 2022
3.4
0.0
Oct 14 2022
0.0
Version: 3.4
Wasn't version 3.4 released in April? What happened to ClamXAV 3.5 Build 9386, which was mentioned here last month (note that the previous 2 comments were posted while 3.5 was considered the latest version by MacUpdate)? I do not see any sign of 3.5 on the ClamXAV site. Was it a legit release? I would be a bit concerned if I had installed version 3.5.
bradley-dichter
bradley-dichter
Sep 29 2022
3.5
0.0
Sep 29 2022
0.0
Version: 3.5
If there are no Mac viruses and this only finds malware, why spend any money on it at all when the free Malwarebytes is available and quite effective. Free version without real time protection that you probably don't need and would slow down the computer. Just set a monthly reminder to scan for malware and try to not be gullible in the first place.
honestone33
honestone33
Sep 28 2022
3.5
0.0
Sep 28 2022
0.0
Version: 3.5
I've been using the exact program on both of my Macs for at least 4 years now, and it is a gem! As others have said, it does an excellent job, and keeps my Macs safe. When it swirthed to a yearly pay application, I went for it (same with SuperDuper!). I don't mind supporting folks who design excellent, solid applications.
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.
tjekov37
tjekov37
Nov 13 2023
3.6.1
5.0
Nov 13 2023
5.0
Version: 3.6.1
Plotzenhots
Plotzenhots
Jan 20 2023
3.5.2
3.0
Jan 20 2023
3.0
Version: 3.5.2
MicheleB
MicheleB
Jan 15 2023
3.5.2
2.0
Jan 15 2023
2.0
Version: 3.5.2
davidandtrishab
davidandtrishab
Aug 9 2022
3.4
1.0
Aug 9 2022
1.0
Version: 3.4
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Apr 27 2022
3.4
5.0
Apr 27 2022
5.0
Version: 3.4
Randommac
Randommac
Aug 22 2021
3.2
4.0
Aug 22 2021
4.0
Version: 3.2
pfuzerharry
pfuzerharry
May 13 2021
3.2
4.0
May 13 2021
4.0
Version: 3.2
lhigdon2325
lhigdon2325
Feb 4 2021
4.0
Feb 4 2021
4.0
Version: null
Johnny-Rocket
Johnny-Rocket
Jan 4 2021
5.0
Jan 4 2021
5.0
Version: null
didifri
didifri
Aug 12 2020
5.0
Aug 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
Dvrndr72b23
Dvrndr72b23
Mar 28 2020
5.0
Mar 28 2020
5.0
Version: null
HJRBR
HJRBR
Aug 6 2019
2.0
Aug 6 2019
2.0
Version: null
Macfoto
Macfoto
Dec 30 2018
1.5
Dec 30 2018
1.5
Version: null
Veryvito
Veryvito
Oct 23 2018
1.0
Oct 23 2018
1.0
Version: null
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Oct 8 2018
4.5
Oct 8 2018
4.5
Version: null
Jaimesc
Jaimesc
Oct 5 2018
2.0
Oct 5 2018
2.0
Version: null
Jna
Jna
Sep 27 2018
0.5
Sep 27 2018
0.5
Version: null
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Sep 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
TallTed
TallTed
Sep 7 2018
3.0
Sep 7 2018
3.0
Version: null
Maxter
Maxter
Aug 23 2018
4.0
Aug 23 2018
4.0
Version: null
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Aug 22 2018
5.0
Aug 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ashiks
Ashiks
Aug 17 2018
5.0
Aug 17 2018
5.0
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Aug 9 2018
3.5
Aug 9 2018
3.5
Version: null
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 24 2018
0.5
Apr 24 2018
0.5
Version: null
TDark555
TDark555
Feb 10 2018
0.5
Feb 10 2018
0.5
Version: null
Pedro-Fardilha
Pedro-Fardilha
Jan 26 2018
0.5
Jan 26 2018
0.5
Version: null
gary-11
gary-11
Dec 20 2017
4.5
Dec 20 2017
4.5
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Nov 16 2017
0.5
Nov 16 2017
0.5
Version: null
midd
midd
Oct 29 2017
2.0
Oct 29 2017
2.0
Version: null
Trance
Trance
Jul 31 2017
5.0
Jul 31 2017
5.0
Version: null
Tim27
Tim27
Jan 26 2017
1.0
Jan 26 2017
1.0
Version: null
YGS
YGS
Dec 30 2016
2.5
Dec 30 2016
2.5
Version: null
FredgBe
FredgBe
Dec 29 2016
2.5
Dec 29 2016
2.5
Version: null
BobbyThompsonRocks
BobbyThompsonRocks
Dec 21 2016
4.0
Dec 21 2016
4.0
Version: null
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Nov 29 2016
5.0
Version: null
adrian-bliss88
adrian-bliss88
Nov 23 2016
3.5
Nov 23 2016
3.5
Version: null
Macmuser
Macmuser
Oct 28 2016
5.0
Oct 28 2016
5.0
Version: null
DJSquint
DJSquint
Oct 1 2016
1.5
Oct 1 2016
1.5
Version: null
malwareprovider
malwareprovider
Sep 22 2016
1.0
Sep 22 2016
1.0
Version: null
crisderaud
crisderaud
Jul 18 2016
4.5
Jul 18 2016
4.5
Version: null
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