What is ClamXav (and do Mac users really need antivirus?)

Monday, 22 August 2005, 12:39 AM EST

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.

By François Joseph de Kermadec at O'Reilly.

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