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 ClamXav: Clam AntiVirus for Macs

Two points: one I am not convinced I need to run antivirus software on my Mac and two every time you add something like this to a system you add some risk. A case in point is the security notice that is out for clamav.

"ClamXav is a free virus checker for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine to scan mail and attachments. As a testament to its effectiveness, Apple now bundles ClamAV with Mac OS X Server 10.4. Unfortunately for those who are not system administrators, ClamAV is a command line tool, so it isn't user-friendly for the average Mac owner. That's why Mark Allan developed ClamXav. It uses the powerful ClamAV engine and definitions, but adds a more accessible user interface. This article explains how to use ClamXav, and it includes an interview with its developer, Mark Allan."
What Is ClamXav (and do Mac users really need antivirus?)

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 22, 2005 )


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