ClamXV

ClamXV 2.2

Free
It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine
 
2.2 (See all)

ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X.Antivirus or anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including but not limited to computer viruses, computer worm, trojan horses, spyware and adware. A variety of strategies are typically employed. Signature-based detection involves searching for known patterns of data within executable code. However, it is possible for a computer to be infected with new malware for which no signature is yet known. To counter such so-called zero-day threats, heuristics can be used. One type of heuristic approach, generic signatures, can identify new viruses or variants of existing viruses by looking for known malicious code, or slight variations of such code, in files. Some antivirus software can also predict what a file will do by running it in a sandbox and analyzing what it does to see if it performs any malicious actions. Features: - Clean, simple-to-use interface - Clearly lists infected files - Free virus definitions (usually updated daily) - Save your favourite scan locations for easy access - Customise the toolbar - or hide it entirely - Send selected files to quarantine or trash with one click

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