ClamXav question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chihiro, May 7, 2008.

  1. chihiro macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2007
    i have never use before that anti virus soft. CalmXav

    i just run it yest on my mac
    and after scanning my application folder
    it said:
    Know viruses 27939
    No files infected

    so,i dont really get that :know viruses" is it in my computer that or in the software:confused: database please?

    sorry for the stupid question
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yes, you're correct -- it's the database.

    Known viruses = how many viruses are in the database and can be detected.

    Infected files = how many files actually have a virus in them.

    So the scan did not find any viruses on your computer. :)
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Known viruses means just that - that's the number of virus signatures in its database. Basically it means that it's scanned for all the viruses it knows about and hasn't found any - unsurprising as you're not running Windows.

    This is as expected - as yet, viruses don't really exist on OS X. There's a couple of fairly lame trojans, but they're rare and not really something you're likely ever to come across unless you download a lot of iffy software from disreputable locations...

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