This app helps you remove malicious threats from your Mac
4.1  (28 votes)
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ClamXav is an antivirus created for Mac. This utility helps you remove various types of malware threats from your computer, has simple to configure settings, and immediately gets the job down without slowing down the performance of your Mac in the process.

You need to install an additional tool before scanning your system for malware threats. Once the utility is installed on your computer, you can select the folders you wish to scan and wait for the results. The application immediately reveals the found information in the same window.

In the Preferences panel of the program, you will find plenty of useful options. For example, you can configure the app to avoid scanning files with certain extensions or names. Furthermore, the utility lets you choose which folders from your Mac to monitor and automatically scan.

Another great thing about this tool is that you can schedule scans if necessary.

Still, ClamXav can't compare to the other antiviruses, and I don't think it's worth buying it unless you're on a really tight budget.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • User-friendly interface.
  • Fast scanning speed.
  • You can schedule scans.
  • Provides you with detailed scan reports.
  • Available in various languages


  • You need to install an additional tool in order to scan local folders
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jputting This free Mac Antivirus only manages to achieve very poor detection rates. It simply can’t be relied upon to protect your Mac.

It also needs to be manually configured to protect the specific parts of your Mac you want shielded and newbies would find this difficult to set up correctly for maximum protection. And even if this was done correctly, it would only provide very poor protection against Mac Malware.

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