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    ClamXav issue
    Hi all

    I just downloaded ClamXav 2.0.6 for mac OSX. Every time i trys to start the program it ask me to update for new virus definitions. Then I click on update now. 2 sec later it ask me again. I click update now, again, and it appears again.
    I have tried to reboot and reinstall, but nothing helps
    Any ideas?

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    Drag it to your trash bin and forget it.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asser View Post
    Hi all

    I just downloaded ClamXav 2.0.6 for mac OSX. Every time i trys to start the program it ask me to update for new virus definitions. Then I click on update now. 2 sec later it ask me again. I click update now, again, and it appears again.
    I have tried to reboot and reinstall, but nothing helps
    Any ideas?
    Have you repaired permissions and did you install the engine as an admin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Have you repaired permissions and did you install the engine as an admin?
    Yes and Yes

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    Now trash it as recommended. There are no viruses for Mac OS X. Good safe browsing practices is the best preventative measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Now trash it as recommended. There are no viruses for Mac OS X. Good safe browsing practices is the best preventative measure.
    I don't agree with you as I run clamXav myself and there are very good reasons to do so depending on the environment in which you work with your Mac. Blanket "you never need a virus scanner" is not really the best approach.
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    Drag it to your trash bin and forget it.
    there we go
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    Author's lack of support makes it very much a doubtful application. See the end of his web page under 'Freindly Backup Reminder':-

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