Experiences with ClamXav?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Aniej, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    I was about to download ClamXav, just to give it a little test drive because I am trying to be just a little bit more proactive about preventative Mac security even though the risk is quite minimal at best. I dumped Norton b/c as everyone has correctly noted, it is big, slow, and way overkill. So I was just wondering if anyone was in fact using ClamXav and if so whether you were pleased enough with how it runs to recommend it? Thanks.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Even though there are a small amount of "viruses" for OSX, ClamXav does not scan for them, only Windows viruses.
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    there are 2 trojans, 1 is ineffective and both require downloading manually, installing and authorizing with your admin paddword. no viruses, def not in the wild.
     
  4. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    well, I think that about pretty much says it all. No download for me. Thanks all.
     

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