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ClamXav 2.0.8: Updated scan engine, improved stability

1 November 2010 3,587 views One Comment

Worried about the Mac version of the Boonana trojan? Me neither, but a part of my confidence stems from the fact that I’ve installed and run ClamXav every night on my Mac. This free (open-source) antivirus solution for the Mac is update frequently and very, very easy to use.

Are you concerned about the appearance of the Boonana trojan on the Mac? For folks running older versions of OS X (pre Snow Leopard), there is some risk, though anyone running Apple’s latest OS X 10.6.4 needn’t worry.

Nevertheless, the next trojan might not be so benign — sooner or later some baddie is gonna motivated enough to create something that’s actually dangerous.

Thereupon, ClamXav 2.0.8 (release notes) is out and includes important updates:

• Scanning engine updated to ClamAV 0.96.4
— If you have edited freshclam.conf and clamd.conf by hand, you can find your old files inside /tmp
• Improved stability during scan
• Fixed the issue giving “Error creating tmp directory” on scan after installation
• Fixed issue where ClamXav Sentry was incorrectly scanning files with similar names to folders being watched
• Available in Danish, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish

Get your copy of ClamXav here (12.9MB). And, yes, it’s a universal app and is compatible with Macs running Tiger (OS X 10.4.x) and up.

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