When discussing any product, one of the first things people naturally want to know about is cost. Those shopping for anti-virus software and solutions will be happy to know that ClamXav is free.
From a functionality standpoint, ClamXav offers users many advantages. The ClamX development team frequently makes improvements to the software to ensure that it is up to date and has everything a user needs. The software effectively and efficiently scans through files and folders on your hard drive to identify those that are infected with malware and viruses. Not only does the software point out these issues, but it will tell you precisely what the virus or malware could potential do to your files and computer. It also provides means to eradicate these harmful infections, meaning you’re not left scratching your head, unsure of what is happening.
In addition during the virus/malware scan, you are able to pause and continue the scan at your convenience. That way, you can step away if necessary without worrying that something will occur without you knowing about it.
Another nice feature with which the software is equipped is the ability to take the infected files and move into a separate location on your computer, away from all other pertinent files and applications. You can then delete the infected files after the scan. The process is painless, simple and complete.
One nice thing you will appreciate about ClamXav is the fact that the software won’t start up on its own with scans without you knowing or without your permission. It doesn’t run non-stop or at times when such an interruption would be an annoyance. The software will run when it has to. It’s user-friendly and convenient in every way.
Beginners might have a difficult time with the software. There is a dearth of instructions on how to set up and initiate the scanning process. If you are inexperienced using anti-virus software, you’re likely to experience some frustrations.
The software is for Mac users only. It will not work for PC users. There are also no parental controls, no firewall and no web protection. There aren’t as many features with the software as you’ll find with other similar products.
Free Trial Offer
The product is always free.
Mobile protection is not offered.
With no firewall or web protection, security is below average.
Social Network Protection: None
Email Security: None
The product has not been AV-Tested
Tune-up and Speed
The scans can be started and paused at the user’s convenience.
Sourcefire, ClamXav’s parent company, is not BBB accredited, but nonetheless maintains an A+ rating.
Time in Business
ClamXav’s parent company, Sourcefire, is located in Columbia, Maryland.
An online support forum is available for questions and comments 24/7. Other questions and issues may be addressed with customer service via telephone through Sourcefire during business hours.
Requires at least Mac OS X 10.6. Downloadable at 21.1 MB.