Advice from an Apple Tech: ClamXav is a valuable troubleshooting tool
Chris Barylick |
May 9, 2014
As much as you might want to believe that your Mac is nigh on invulnerable to viruses, trojans, malware and phishing-based attacks, this simply isn't the case. Along with well-publicized vulnerabilities that have been exploited such as Flash Player and Java, OS X is still vulnerable to a variety of malware that can make life interesting for both you and your clients.
ClamXav requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later and can be downloaded from the ClamXav website or from the Mac App Store. It may not be the be-all and end-all for every virus-related issue you'll see on your or your clients' Macs, it's easy to install, easy to configure, and a great place to start the diagnosis and repair process.