Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

ClamXav is a free virus checker for Mac OS X. It uses the tried, tested, and very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats.

Version 2.3.1
Developer Mark Allan
Status Works fine

0 ratings

Under 10.8 GM, Sentry forgets to start when the user logs in. It does start if ClamXav is launched, and will stick around until logout/shutdown. (ClamXav v2.3.1).

With this release (v2.3.1) under 10.8 Mountain Lion, for Sentry starts, you must add it in the elements being automatically opened when the user logs in.
Browse the hard drive to this destination /Applications/
then drag&drop the application into the window of the elements automatically opening when the user logs in (Users & Groups Preferences Pane).

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ MacterryH]MacterryHAnonymous 07 May 2011 11:21

Works, But You Have To Manually Update It

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[ Richard Tibbitts]Richard TibbittsAnonymous 03 Sep 2011 19:58

Works better than expected, especially for the money (I've donated several times, because it's worth it).

Perhaps it isn't as fast as some programs that one could shell out money for up front, but it is thoroughgoing and accurate. Mr. Allan has created an application that doesn't miss a trick, and compares favorably with payware competition.

When I first started using ClamXav several years ago, I found one halfhearted intruder, and since then, using it regularly, I have never seen anything of a pernicious nature.

I commend the creator of this program.

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[ Alice Galeotti]Alice GaleottiAnonymous 27 Sep 2011 05:14

I ran it on my MacBook and was shocked to find an email bot virus hiding on my hard drive. Now I run it regularly and haven't found anything else lurking, but I'm glad my computer isn't spewing out spam any more.

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Dick LanhamDick LanhamAnonymous 11 Jan 2012 20:09

II ran CalmXav on my iMAC with Snow Leopard and everything worked perfectly. When I downloaded it to Mac MacBook, also with Snow Leopard, however, an ALERT came up that the app was not responsible for any problems, and then the ALERT froze, and I could not use the program at all. Any ideas why? Any ideas as to how I can get it to work on the MacBook? (I did also then transfer the program from the iMAC to the MacBook via a flash drive and the same thing happened.) Thanks. Best blessings, moc.liamg|mahnaljdrahcir#moc.liamg|mahnaljdrahcir

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