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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 3.5.3

Updated on Jan 21 2023

  • Improved recognition of Full Disk Access permissions - particularly on MDM managed Macs.
  • XAV command line tool has moved inside the main app bundle now: /Applications/ClamXAV.app/Contents/MacOS/XAV
  • Improved naming of Login Items on macOS 13 Ventura. This may require using the full installer.
  • Added ability to scan arbitrary files from the XAV command line: /Applications/ClamXAV.app/Contents/MacOS/XAV --scan /paths/to/scan
View older ClamXAV updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

46.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.clamxav.com/

Downloads

582791

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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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
4.0
Nov 11 2022
4.0
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.
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.
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