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Leaving the App Store

Why is ClamXav no longer available on the Mac App Store?

First things first, we at Canimaan Software Ltd love the Mac App Store. That Apple has provided a convenient location for users to feel safe downloading apps and games, is fantastic – a real bonus for users.

For developers, however, the situation is somewhat less rosy.

There are various technical restrictions on developing for the App Store which means certain types of applications will never be accepted. Although an older version of ClamXav was available in the App Store, further updates would not be possible without removing even more features than have already had to be removed. We would not like to charge our customers for an inferior product released through the App Store, therefore the decision was taken to withdraw entirely.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and will reassess if things change in the future.

Please note that ClamXav will always be available from this website.