Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jessep28, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. jessep28 macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2006
    Omaha, NE
    I only scan once a month or so for stuff I might be passing on to Windows users. I am well aware Mac OS X has no current virus threat.

    Now with that out of the way, here's my question:

    ClamXav won't let me scan the entire Hard drive. For those of you who use the software, what folders do you scan?

    I just figure that Applications and Home Folder are sufficient. Anything I am missing?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I just wanted to bump this up...

    I think you're more than fine just scanning the home drive first of all -- since there are no OS X viruses to speak of, viruses on your computer will be Windows viruses, if any, and they will not be able to replicate from file to file. This means they will only be in documents and/or windows apps you downloaded, meaning they should pretty much stay in your home directory.

    That being said, I do wonder... it doesn't seem as if ClamXAV is designed, at least as a front end, to run in superuser mode and permit scanning the home directories of all users on the computer from an admin account. Does anyone know of a way to do this?

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