ClamXav for Macintosh

ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats.

Installing ClamXav

  1. Download ClamXav.
  2. Once the installer (.dmg) is opened, click and hold the mouse on the ClamXav icon and drag it to the Applications folder.
  3. After it has finished copying, double-click the Applications folder, scroll to ClamXav in the Applications window and double-click the ClamXav icon.
  4. You will be prompted to install the Clam Anti-Virus engine. Click Install to begin.
  5. This will bring up the installer. Click Continue to start.
  6. Read the license and click Continue. A drop-down box appears. Select Agree to continue.
  7. Select the drive you would like to install ClamXav on (typically Macintosh HD) and click Continue.
  8. Click Install to install the Clamx Anti-Virus engine.
  9. After opening, select OK to the warranty notice.
  10. Select Update Now to get the latest virus definitions and you will have successfully installed ClamXav.

If you need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357 (387-HELP), option 1.