What's New

You may be asked for your admin name/password when you run this update, however, this should be the last time you ever need to enter it for a ClamXav update. Future updates will not require your name and password.

This is a free update to all ClamXav 2 customers.

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  • ClamXav v2.11 - 28th November 2016
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  • Faster engine installation
  • Improved speed of virus definition updates
  • Improved feedback during virus definition updates
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav was sometimes unable to remove Firefox extensions
  • Fixed issue that caused confusion when an infected item shows up twice in the Infection List
  • Fixed some more memory leaks
  • Improved appearance of today widget on macOS 10.12
  • Improved support for users who have moved their home directory to a different volume
  • Plugged some memory leaks in the privileged helper
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
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  • ClamXav v2.10 - 29th September 2016
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  • Improved support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix for the intermittent error 56 whilst updating virus definitions
  • More intelligent file uploader
  • Updated Italian localisation
  • Fixed intermittent issues with the quarantine folder
  • Fixed some English error messages
  • Fixed minor incompatibility with DiskWarrior
  • Fixed inability to enter registration key after 30 day trial expired
  • Fixed uninstaller for 10.6
  • Added ability to check for ClamXav updates directly from the Sentry menu item (hold the option/alt key)
  • Added ability to lock preferences and prevent Sentry from being terminated
  •      - defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav PreventSentryQuit -boolean true
  •      - defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav LockPreferences -boolean true
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  • ClamXav v2.9.2 - 30th July 2016
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  • Added ability to ignore certain types of system infections
  • Improved speed and reliability of scanning certain types of disk images
  • Fixed issue causing scheduled scans to log ALL files rather than just infected ones
  • Removed the need to run the installer fix for users on 10.8
  • Fixed various localisation issues
  • Fixed issue where Sentry wouldn't remember your "never scan" options for certain disks
  • Fixed issue where removing an infected email doesn't always remove the associated attachment
  • System quick scan now logs the date and time in your preferred locale
  • Improved reliability
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  • ClamXav v2.9.1 - 16th July 2016
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  • Fixed an issue with constantly wanting to repair the scanning engine
  • Fixed an issue with Sentry being unable to recognise the RecoveryHD in OS X 10.11
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  • ClamXav v2.9 - 11th July 2016
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  • New engine install and uninstall mechanism
  • Engine installer now retains any user-defined local/private mirrors and proxy settings
  • Significantly improved ability to remove installed system infections
  • Improved scanning of disk images
  • Added the ability to quarantine/delete emails directly from within ClamXav (Apple Mail.app only)
  • Improvements to registration key handling for volume licences
  • Improved speed and reliability of initial virus definition download
  • Better feedback during virus definitions update
  • Added the ability to cancel a definitions update in progress
  • New Colour-coded infection list helping you to know the severity of an infection as it relates to your Mac
  •      - blue: low concern (consider quarantining the file to avoid the risk of passing it onto others)
  •      - orange: medium concern (advise quarantine)
  •      - red: high concern (advise delete)
  •      - green: neutralised threat
  • Added startup hard disk and "All my Files" to default sidebar
  • Added 'delete file' to default toolbar
  • Added 'quarantine file' to default toolbar
  • Status area now displays the update date/time of the official ClamXav updates rather than ClamAV
  • Fixed issue preventing the Dock icon progress bar displaying properly
  • Fixed issue causing scheduled scans not to obey exclude file preferences
  • Reworked ClamXav Sentry menu to be more intuitive
  • Improvements to ClamXav Sentry running under multiple users
  • Sentry menu's About Box now shows ClamXav's version number
  • Auto-configured Sentry watch list as well as adding it as a login item if you haven't already done this
  • Fixed issue where user could choose both "quarantine" and "delete" for Sentry settings
  • Fixed issue where Sentry may relaunch prematurely during an application update or not relaunch at all after a ClamXav update
  • Fixed issue where Sentry may become unresponsive and stop scanning files
  • Fixed issue where Sentry might display multiple notifications for the same malware infection
  • Clicking virus definitions update notification (from Notification Center) opens the update log
  • Added ability to upload suspicious files for inspection - you will be asked for permission before uploading anything
  • New expert pref to disable offering to submit suspicious files
  •      defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav "Offer to Submit Suspicious Files" -boolean false
  • New expert pref to disable Sentry menu item animation
  •      defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav "Animate Sentry Menubar Item" -boolean false
  • Security improvements
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and improvements
  • Changed frequency of update checks to every 3 days instead of weekly
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99.2
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  • ClamXav v2.8.9.4 - 13th June 2016
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  • Stability improvements and bug fixes
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99.2
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  • ClamXav v2.8.9.3 - 3rd May 2016
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  • Improved scanning of disk images
  • Improvements to registration key handling for volume licences
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and improvements
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  • ClamXav v2.8.9.2 - 9th April 2016
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  • Bug fixes and improvements
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99.1
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  • ClamXav v2.8.9.1 - 28th January 2016
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  • Further improved reliability of virus definition updates
  • Improved progress bar while downloading virus definitions
  • Fixed issues upgrading ClamXav while Sentry is running
  • Added expert preference to re-enable logging clean files
  •      defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav LogCleanFiles -bool YES; killall cfprefsd
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  • ClamXav v2.8.9 - 18th January 2016
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  • Improved reliability of virus definition updates
  • Checking proxy settings every time we check for definition updates
  • Added Quarantine toolbar button to default toolbar for convenience
  • Command-delete now deletes selected file rather than simply removing it from the infection list
  • Improved reliability of scanning from the Finder Services/Contextual menu item
  • Fixed an issue where items added to the source list didn't always get selected properly
  • Fixed an issue where Sentry would hang forever if the scanning engine needed to be updated
  • Reduced clutter in the scan log by no longer listing clean items - only infected files will be listed

ClamXav (uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is ClamXav 2835. The most popular version of this application used by our users is ClamXav 2257.

Operating System: Mac

Minimum OS version: 10.6.8

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