ClamXAV 3.5.1 Mac With License Keys Free Download [Latest] 2023
After changing from a free app to paid four years ago, ClamXAV 3.5.1 Mac continues to be a popular choice for protecting Macs. You don’t get a lot of frills with ClamXav, but the price is right and the protection is good.
Canaan Software Ltd., the company behind the popular anti-virus solution, released the latest version of the app, ClamXav 3, in August 2018. The update offers a mild redesign with a more streamlined interface making it easier to use.
ClamXAV 3.5.1 Mac Free Download relies on the open-source detection engine ClamAV, which is maintained by Cisco Talos. Overall, protection appears to be good; however, none of the testing houses have released a recent report on ClamAV or ClamXav 3, leaving it up to us to see how it fared.
Sometimes a product that seems to be free ends up costing you time and effort rather than cash. The venerable Clam AntiVirus originated years ago as an open-source security toolkit, and it remains free. However, it remains just a set of tools, without the graphical user interface that consumers expect, so it winds up getting used mostly by security professionals. ClamXAV for Mac solves the usability problem by wrapping the same technology in a friendly, easy-to-use Mac antivirus app. It costs quite a bit less than most competitors, but it lacks the expected web-level protection against malicious and fraudulent pages.
How Much Does ClamXAV Cost?
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, Kaspersky, and Webroot are among the Mac antivirus products that cost $39.99 per year for a single license; it’s a common price point. Most have a volume discount price for three licenses, or some other multiple. For example, a three-license Webroot subscription goes for $49.99 per year, while Bitdefender and Kaspersky run $59.99. McAfee is unusual in that a $59.99 per year subscription lets you install antivirus on every device in your household.
In the past, ClamXAV License Keys had a very unusual pricing scheme. A single payment of $29.95 would let you install protection on all the Macs in your household. Not surprisingly, that scheme wasn’t financially sustainable. ClamXAV is now sold on a subscription basis, like almost all its competitors, and it’s still a very good deal. You pay $29.95 per year for a basic license that protects three Macs, or $59.95 for a nine-Mac Family Pack. Of course, you can add antivirus protection to your Macs for even less cash. How about zero? Avast One Essential for Mac, AVG, and Avira all offer impressive antivirus protection at no cost.
Getting Started With ClamXAV
Once you place your order with ClamXAV License Keys finance partner, you get an email with installation details. I followed the link in that email to install the product, then followed another link to activate the license key. At this point, even without a license key I could have enjoyed a 30-day free trial before purchase, and a money-back guarantee valid for another 30 days. Once the newly installed antivirus updated its database, ClamXAV was ready to protect my Mac.
Well, almost. As with any antivirus on a modern macOS version, I had to go through various steps to allow the necessary permissions. The product advised me to open Security & Privacy Settings and drag the ClamXAV icon onto System Preferences. Once I found the right spot to drop the icon, it was a snap.
Real-Time and Scheduled Scanning
ClamXAV Serial Keys real-time protection component goes by the name ClamXAV Sentry. It’s on by default, but you can control it separately for each of the sources in the list at left. Where control of this feature was previously buried in Preferences, it’s now right on the main page.
Almost all the macOS antivirus products I’ve tested include some ability to head off Windows malware, eliminating the possibility that your Mac could act as a carrier. Malwarebytes and ClamXAV License Keys are among the few exceptions. And almost all the others score better than ClamXAV. Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for Mac leads the pack with 97% detection, while Sophos and Avira managed 90%. Again, detecting Windows malware isn’t a core ability for Mac antivirus, but it is something I can see in hands-on testing.
ClamXav also stood up well against the Wicar test database, blocking a virus that Firefox didn’t red flag. ClamXav itself doesn’t have any protection for online threats, but if a malicious file hits your Mac the suite should detect it.
I follow regular reports from four independent antivirus testing labs (AV-Test, MRG-Effitas(Opens in a new window), AV-Comparatives, and SE Labs(Opens in a new window)) regarding the tested efficacy of Windows antivirus utilities. AV-Comparatives(Opens in a new window) and AV-Test also run tests on Mac antivirus tools, and AV-Test Institute(Opens in a new window) until recently certified the effectiveness of ClamXAV’s protection. ClamXAV didn’t fail the latest test—it just wasn’t included.
Basic Protection, Excellent Price
While ClamXAV no longer comes as a one-time purchase, its three-license base price is less than what most competitors charge for a single installation, and its nine-license family pack costs the same as three licenses for most others. AV-Test has certified its capabilities recently (though not in the latest test), and it’s easy to use, sticking with the basics of malware protection. Note, though, that it doesn’t have any recent lab tests, nor does its protection extend to keeping you safe from malicious or fraudulent websites the way most competing products do—a big omission.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac gives you basic malware protection, but it also keeps your browser away from malicious or fraudulent websites, actively blocks web trackers, and puts files and backups under a ransomware shield. Where ClamXAV has no current lab certifications, Bitdefender earned two, with top scores. Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac and Norton 360 Deluxe for Mac each earned a perfect score from the single lab that tested them, and their features go well beyond those of a simple antivirus. These three are our Editors’ Choice winners in the Mac antivirus arena.
What’s Not Here
Competition is fierce among Windows antivirus utilities, and many of them attempt to stand out from the pack by adding security features typically reserved for a full security suite. You’ll find Windows antivirus tools that include encryption, password management, spam filtering, firewall protection, parental control, and more.
Some of the Mac security tools I’ve reviewed are in fact security suites. Norton, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac, and Intego, in particular, offer firewall protection and other security components beyond the basics of malware protection. Sophos and Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac let parents filter objectionable content from their children’s devices, while Kaspersky offers a full-scale parental control component.
Piling on features just isn’t in ClamXAV’s character. It sticks to the essentials, scanning files on demand, on access, and on schedule.
- ClamXav continues to offer a very simple and straightforward interface. The basic layout is similar to previous versions. You have a left hand navigation pane, and then a primary area where you can activate a scan and view the results.
- The left-hand pane contains options to do a quick scan, scan the entire hard disk, the user folder, recent files, Documents, Desktop, or Downloads.
- There’s also a section to drag-and-drop files.
- You can also add destinations to the navigation pane by clicking the “+” at the bottom.ClamXav doesn’t automatically schedule any scans, but to do so you can select the drive or folder you’d like to scan,
- click the clock icon in the main panel, and schedule a scan.
- You might, for example, decide to carry out a quick scan every week, and then do a full hard drive scan once a month.
- ClamXav by default will automatically scan any USB drive you plug into your Mac. You can turn this off if you wish by going to Preferences > Advanced.
- Real-time protection, meanwhile, is handled by ClamXav Sentry.
- This version of Sentry watches your entire Mac by default, but you can tell it not to watch specific files or directories.That’s about it for features. ClamXav is a very simple program with nothing beyond real-time protection and scanning.
- One thing it does have in its favor, however, is its silence. In our opinion, the best A/V solutions don’t bother you.
- They just get to work doing what they’re supposed to and only alert you when there’s been a security event.
- That’s what ClamXav does. In our time with the app it just went about doing its job, and that’s it.
- Like ProtectWorks and Malwarebytes for Mac Premium, ClamXAV is all about the scans.
- A source list at left included the whole computer, my files, and my user folder, plus Documents, Desktop, and Downloads.
- If you have other folders needing protection, adding them to the source list is easy.
- When you select a source, buttons to start, stop, or pause a scan become active.
- A toolbar across the top lets you check for updates, view scan and update logs, and set preferences. It’s a simple interface.
- This lab rates products on their protection against malware, low-performance impact, and minimal effect on usability (meaning they exhibit few false positives), with six points available in each category.
- In the September 2021 report from AV-Test, ClamXAV earned 5.5 points for Protection, 6.0 for Performance, and 6.0 for Usability.
- It’s 17.5-point total score earned it the designation Top Product.
- Unfortunately, ClamXAV didn’t participate in the very latest test, in December 2021.
- but it’s good to know that it had certification recently.
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- First, download the ClamXAV Mac of the full version. By using Internet Download Manager Crack.
- Uninstall the previous version by using IObit Uninstaller Pro.
- Note Turn off the Virus Guard.
- After downloading Unpack or extract the RAR file and open setup (use Winrar to extract).
- Install the setup after installation closes it from everywhere.
- Now open the ‘Crack’ or ‘Patch’ folder, run the activator and register the program.
- After all of these enjoy the Latest Version 2023.
This lab rates products on their protection against malware, low-performance impact, and minimal effect on usability (meaning they exhibit few false positives), with six points available in each category. In the September 2021 report from AV-Test, ClamXAV earned 5.5 points for Protection, 6.0 for Performance, and 6.0 for Usability. It’s 17.5-point total score earned it the designation of Top Product. Unfortunately, ClamXAV didn’t participate in the very latest test, in December 2021, but it’s good to know that it had certification recently.
I hope future lab reports will see the return of ClamXAV, though it’s true that almost half the macOS antivirus products I track have resulted from neither lab. At the other end of the scale, Avast and Bitdefender took perfect scores from both labs. Six other products, Norton 360 Deluxe for Mac among them, took perfect scores with AV-Test (but weren’t evaluated by AV-Comparatives). And four others, Clario, Intego, Kaspersky, and MacKeeper, scored 100% with AV-Comparatives (but weren’t included in AV-Test).
For this test, I copied the samples I use for Windows antivirus testing to a USB drive and plugged it into the Mac. ClamXAV didn’t react, as Sentry is disabled by default for removal drives. I manually launched a scan and watched ClamXAV wipe out threat after threat. In the end, it eliminated 48% of the Windows malware items, better than 43% last time it was tested. Unlike last time, it also tossed the offenders straight into quarantine, without relying on the user to grant permission for this necessary task—an improvement.
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