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    ClamXav is described as 'virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular Clam AntiVirus open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats' and is a Anti-Virus app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ClamXav for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which is free. Other great apps like ClamXav are Windows Security, Avast Free Antivirus, Clam AntiVirus and Spybot - Search & Destroy.

    ClamXav is mainly a Anti-Virus App but alternatives to it may also be Anti-Malware Apps or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ClamXav.
    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    ClamXav is a virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular <a...
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    1. Malwarebytes Premium is smarter, faster, and lighter than ever before. Go beyond antivirus and stop worrying about online threats.
    2. Windows Security (known as Windows Defender Antivirus before Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Windows Defender before Windows 10 Creators Update, or Microsoft Defender Antivirus before Windows 11) is an anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows.


    3. Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software.
    4. Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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      Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.


    5. Kaspersky AntiVirus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure.
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      ClamTk is a graphical front-end for ClamAV, an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems.
    6. Bitdefender comes with real time scanning that is called Virus Shield and an auto-scan mode that checks your system when the computer is idle. Game mode is fully automated and will be enabled when it detects a full screen application running.
    7. Comodo Internet Security is a free, very voluminous and multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in.

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      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

    8. Immunet FREE Antivirus is the lightest anti-virus application, providing the fast protection against new viruses, because it protects through the cloud using the ClamAV engine. Install/Hardisk-Filesize: 5/10 MB.
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