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  • ClamXAV v2.15.3 – 25th October 2017
  • Improved support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fix for “error 13” on macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS drives
  • Fixed crashing issue at startup
  • More accurate progress bar during scan
  • Improved handling of AppTranslocation during installation
  • ClamXAV v2.15.2 – 19th September 2017
  • Fixed crashing issue in Sentry
  • ClamXAV v2.15.1 – 18th September 2017
  • Fixed issue installing app updates
  • ClamXAV v2.15 – 14th September 2017
  • Interim support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fixed issues on 32-bit macOS 10.6
  • Fixed intermittent issue preventing clamd (and hence Sentry) from working on macOS 10.6.8
  • Fixed issues on hard drives formatted as HFS+ case sensitive.
  • Codesigned the scanning engine (this also fixes errors reported by Little Snitch)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
  • Updated all non-English languages
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization
  • ClamXAV v2.14 – 14th June 2017
  • Updated branding
  •     – new icon
  •     – tweaked the name – it’s now ClamXAV
  •     – new website
  • Fixed various issues for 32 bit Macs
  • Improved stability
  • Updated French localisation
  • Miscellaneous UI updates
  • Read about the rebranding on in our news section
  • ClamXav v2.12.1 – 18th March 2017
  • New notification system so we can notify you of important information if necessary
  •     – disable with expert pref ‘PreventMessageChecking’ (boolean)
  • Improved handling of errors in Regular Expression syntax
  • Distributing official ClamXav definitions over https
  • Improved handling of the global (override) preferences file
  • New expert pref to prevent users from stopping watching in Sentry:
  •     PreventSentryStopWatching (boolean)
  • Added button in main window title bar showing how many days remain in free trial
  •     displays just below the toolbar for users on OS X 10.10
  • Improved handling of malware that needs a restart for removal
  • Improved ability to delete some stubborn files
  • Improved handling of remote installation on macOS 10.12
  • Improved handling of GMail mailboxes in Apple Mail
  • Improved handling of virus definition updates when Internet connection is unavailable
  • Improved support for users who have moved their home folder to a different disk
  • Improved overall reliability
  • Fixed issue where an older 3rd party scanning engine might be used instead of the official one
  • Fixed issue where The All My Files item didn’t work in some older versions of OS X
  • Fixed issue where Sentry (running on OS X 10.6) sometimes scanned items on external volumes when it shouldn’t
  • Fixed issue where the scan log may not catch the very first system scan, the very first time you ever run ClamXav
  • Fixed issues installing the registration key
  • Updated Danish localisation
  • Updated copyright strings
  • ClamXav v2.11 – 28th November 2016
  • Faster engine installation
  • Improved speed of virus definition updates
  • Improved feedback during virus definition updates
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav was sometimes unable to remove Firefox extensions
  • Fixed issue that caused confusion when an infected item shows up twice in the Infection List
  • Fixed some more memory leaks
  • Improved appearance of today widget on macOS 10.12
  • Improved support for users who have moved their home folder to a different disk
  • Plugged some memory leaks in the privileged helper
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • ClamXav v2.10 – 29th September 2016
  • Improved support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fix for the intermittent error 56 whilst updating virus definitions
  • More intelligent file uploader
  • Updated Italian localisation
  • Fixed intermittent issues with the quarantine folder
  • Fixed some English error messages
  • Fixed minor incompatibility with DiskWarrior
  • Fixed inability to enter registration key after 30 day trial expired
  • Fixed uninstaller for 10.6
  • Added ability to check for ClamXav updates directly from the Sentry menu item (hold the option/alt key)
  • Added ability to lock preferences and prevent Sentry from being terminated
  •     – defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav PreventSentryQuit -boolean true
  •     – defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav LockPreferences -boolean true
  • ClamXav v2.9.2 – 30th July 2016
  • Added ability to ignore certain types of system infections
  • Improved speed and reliability of scanning certain types of disk images
  • Fixed issue causing scheduled scans to log ALL files rather than just infected ones
  • Removed the need to run the installer fix for users on 10.8
  • Fixed various localisation issues
  • Fixed issue where Sentry wouldn’t remember your “never scan” options for certain disks
  • Fixed issue where removing an infected email doesn’t always remove the associated attachment
  • System quick scan now logs the date and time in your preferred locale
  • Improved reliability
  • ClamXav v2.9.1 – 16th July 2016
  • Fixed an issue with constantly wanting to repair the scanning engine
  • Fixed an issue with Sentry being unable to recognise the RecoveryHD in OS X 10.11
  • ClamXav v2.9 – 11th July 2016
  • New engine install and uninstall mechanism
  • Engine installer now retains any user-defined local/private mirrors and proxy settings
  • Significantly improved ability to remove installed system infections
  • Improved scanning of disk images
  • Added the ability to quarantine/delete emails directly from within ClamXav (Apple Mail.app only)
  • Improvements to registration key handling for volume licences
  • Improved speed and reliability of initial virus definition download
  • Better feedback during virus definitions update
  • Added the ability to cancel a definitions update in progress
  • New Colour-coded infection list helping you to know the severity of an infection as it relates to your Mac
  •     – blue: low concern (consider quarantining the file to avoid the risk of passing it onto others)
  •     – orange: medium concern (advise quarantine)
  •     – red: high concern (advise delete)
  •     – green: neutralised threat
  • Added startup hard disk and “All my Files” to default sidebar
  • Added ‘delete file’ to default toolbar
  • Added ‘quarantine file’ to default toolbar
  • Status area now displays the update date/time of the official ClamXav updates rather than ClamAV
  • Fixed issue preventing the Dock icon progress bar displaying properly
  • Fixed issue causing scheduled scans not to obey exclude file preferences
  • Reworked ClamXav Sentry menu to be more intuitive
  • Improvements to ClamXav Sentry running under multiple users
  • Sentry menu’s About Box now shows ClamXav’s version number
  • Auto-configured Sentry watch list as well as adding it as a login item if you haven’t already done this
  • Fixed issue where user could choose both “quarantine” and “delete” for Sentry settings
  • Fixed issue where Sentry may relaunch prematurely during an application update or not relaunch at all after a ClamXav update
  • Fixed issue where Sentry may become unresponsive and stop scanning files
  • Fixed issue where Sentry might display multiple notifications for the same malware infection
  • Clicking virus definitions update notification (from Notification Center) opens the update log
  • Added ability to upload suspicious files for inspection – you will be asked for permission before uploading anything
  • New expert pref to disable offering to submit suspicious files
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav “Offer to Submit Suspicious Files” -boolean false
  • New expert pref to disable Sentry menu item animation
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav “Animate Sentry Menubar Item” -boolean false
  • Security improvements
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and improvements
  • Changed frequency of update checks to every 3 days instead of weekly
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99.2
  • ClamXav v2.8.9.4 – 13th June 2016
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99.2
  • ClamXav v2.8.9.3 – 3rd May 2016
  • Improved scanning of disk images
  • Improvements to registration key handling for volume licences
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and improvements
  • ClamXav v2.8.9.2 – 9th April 2016
  • Bug fixes and improvements
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99.1
  • ClamXav v2.8.9.1 – 28th January 2016
  • Further improved reliability of virus definition updates
  • Improved progress bar while downloading virus definitions
  • Fixed issues upgrading ClamXav while Sentry is running
  • Added expert preference to re-enable logging clean files
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav LogCleanFiles -bool YES; killall cfprefsd
  • ClamXav v2.8.9 – 18th January 2016
  • Improved reliability of virus definition updates
  • Checking proxy settings every time we check for definition updates
  • Added Quarantine toolbar button to default toolbar for convenience
  • Command-delete now deletes selected file rather than simply removing it from the infection list
  • Improved reliability of scanning from the Finder Services/Contextual menu item
  • Fixed an issue where items added to the source list didn’t always get selected properly
  • Fixed an issue where Sentry would hang forever if the scanning engine needed to be updated
  • Reduced clutter in the scan log by no longer listing clean items – only infected files will be listed
  • ClamXav v2.8.8 – 9th December 2015
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.99
  • Tweaks to Italian Localisation
  • Tweaks to German Localisation
  • Improved speed and reliability of virus definition updates
  • Fixed intermittent crash on OS X 10.6 when using Sentry
  • Fixed issue where a ClamXav update sometimes doesn’t complete fully
  •  – owing to the particulars of this issue, you may still experience it during this update
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav Sentry sometimes wouldn’t quit and restart after an update
  • Fixed issue where the “Start Scan” menu item and toolbar item were active even with nothing selected in the Source List
  • Fixed issue where virus defs sometimes wouldn’t update after waking the computer from sleep
  • ClamXav v2.8.7 – 5th November 2015
  • Improved recognition of Time Capsule data volume
  • Improved recognition of Recovery HD
  • Added ability to reorder the items in the source list
  • Fix for certain false positives
  • Fixed ClamXav Sentry crash on OS X 10.6 when using Screenshot Plus dashboard widget
  • Temporary fix for today plugin on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Fixed incompatibility with using shift key to reset preferences and cmd-shift-S to start scan from Finder
  • Fixed bug where you could add the same item to the source list multiple times
  • ClamXav v2.8.5 – 24th September 2015
  • ClamXav now also available in Dutch and Turkish.
  • On startup, ClamXav now shows the result of the previous scan.
  • – -This allows you to quarantine or “put back” even after you quit ClamXav.
  • ClamXav now gives more useful information after performing database updates.
  • Added option for Sentry to ignore any network volume.
  • Added advanced preference option to change the threshold for the large volume prompt.
  • Added option for Sentry not to show the large volume prompt at all.
  • Fixed issue where “delete file” option is always available – even if the file is already in the trash.
  • Fixed inability to monitor external drives for changes.
  • Advanced preferences are back by popular demand!
  •   – Can be hidden with the following expert preference setting:
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav ShowAdvancedPrefs -boolean false; killall cfprefsd
  • ClamXav v2.8.3 – 11th August 2015
  • Fixed issue where Really Scan dialog box shows up multiple times for same disk
  • Fixed issue where Sentry may scan inserted volumes even if told not to
  • Fixed excess memory usage issue with ClamXav and Sentry
  • Improved integration with Apple’s Time Capsule
  • Tweaks to Danish, French and Czech localisation
  • Reduced the number of false positives reported in phishing emails
  • No longer opens the Infected Items window in ClamXav Sentry if clicking on a notification for updating virus defs
  • Improved handling of defs updates on OS X Server
  • Remove duplicate entries for Sentry in Login Items
  • Fixed issue with quarantine folder which prevented some files from being scanned
  • Fixed a rare situation where trashed files would jump straight back into quarantine
  • Fixed a rare issue where pressing the Quarantine button sometimes wouldn’t work
  • Fixed issue where Scan log timestamp sometimes shows UK time rather than local time
  • Fixed issue where Sentry’s icon looked like it was still watching even when user had stopped watching
  • Fixed issue where Sentry’s display list of items being watched is sometimes blank
  • Fixed various registration issues
  • ClamXav v2.8.2 – 29th June 2015
  • Updated translations for Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish
  • Fixed issue where some users were unable to download virus definitions
  • ClamXav v2.8.1 – 25th June 2015
  • Fixed issue where registration details sometimes weren’t recognised
  • ClamXav v2.8 – 25th June 2015
  • All new Yosemite-inspired retina toolbar icons
  • Improved Accessibility support
  • Improved stability in Sentry
  • Sentry now deletes and quarantines files properly
  • ClamXav and Sentry correctly exclude the quarantine folder from scanning
  • Fixed installation bug in Sentry running under OS X 10.6
  • Disabled the “Stop” button during definitions update to prevent database corruption
  • Removed unnecessary “Restart Watching” menu item from Sentry
  • Corrections to foreign language localisations
  • Updated Engine to 0.98.7
  • – Expert preference setting to enable the Advanced panel in ClamXav’s preferences
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav ShowAdvancedPrefs -boolean true; killall cfprefsd
  • ClamXav v2.7.5 – 2nd March 2015
  • ClamXav Sentry specific updates
  • – Fix for prompts to scan /home and /net all the time
  • – Stability improvements
  • – New expert preferences:
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav PromptForZeroSizedVolumes -bool YES; killall cfprefsd
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav IgnoreSystemVolumes -bool YES; killall cfprefsd
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav LargeVolumePromptSizeInMBs XX; killall cfprefsd
  •     The first one is a fix for FUSE filesystems reporting their size as 0MB, this switch will cause Sentry to prompt rather than scan immediately.
  •     The second setting will only be needed if you use the first one – it disables prompts for /home and /net
  •     The last one takes a number in MB; you’ll be prompted for anything larger than that. Default is 100 MB
  • ClamXav v2.7.4 – 31st January 2015
  • Updated Engine to 0.98.6 *
  • ClamXav Sentry specific updates
  • – Fix for incorrect “Sentry not allowed to check for ClamXav updates”
  • – Stability improvements
  •   * If you have edited freshclam.conf and clamd.conf by hand, you can find your old files inside /tmp.

  • ClamXav v2.7.3 – 24th January 2015
  • Slight reduction in time take to count the files to be scanned
  • ClamXav Sentry specific updates
  • – Now really honours the exclusion settings in ClamXav’s preferences
  • – Fixed issue where the “Infection found” menu icon doesn’t show sometimes
  • – Reduced time taken to reload preferences
  • – Improved stability
  • – Doesn’t attempt to control clamd if you already have your own clamd monitoring setup*
  • * If you enable this expert preference setting, ClamXav Sentry will NOT monitor clamd at all; it will assume clamd is always running. To enable it, run the following in Terminal:
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav clamdControlledExternally -bool YES; killall cfprefsd
  • Version 2.7.2 – 21st January 2015
  • No ClamXav specific changes since yesterday.
  • ClamXav Sentry specific updates
  • – Properly honours the “scan email” settings in ClamXav’s preferences
  • – Considerably reduced the number of errors appearing in the scan log
  • Version 2.7.1 – 20th January 2015
  • Can now stop Sentry from the ClamXav menu as well as starting it
  • Fixed crash in scheduler for OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
  • Fixed issue with animated Dock icon using inordinate amounts of CPU usage
  • Scan log now shows the date/time correct for your own timezone
  • Fixed links from ClamXav to the online documentation
  • ClamXav Sentry specific updates
  • – Support for Fast User Switching (finally!)
  • – Scan log now shows the date/time correct for your own timezone
  • – Checks clamd periodically and restarts it if necessary
  • – Stops clamd on quit to fix slow shutdown issue on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • – Improved stability particularly on 10.6
  • – Fixed intermittent crash when user selects “Never Scan” in the large volume prompt
  • – Properly honours the exclusion settings in ClamXav’s preferences
  • – Properly honours the “scan email” settings in ClamXav’s preferences
  • – Menu now animates regardless of how quickly the scan completes
  • – Stopped unimportant log messages from filling up system.log
  • Version 2.7 – 22nd December 2014
  • Updated Scanning Engine to 0.98.5*
  • New Today Extension for OS X 10.10 Yosemite showing scan/update results at a glance
  • Can now close the main ClamXav window and scanning continues
  • Added ability to deal with false positives
  • ClamXav Sentry now at v3.0
  • – Completely rewritten with new user interface
  • – No need to provide admin username/password on 10.7+
  • – New window to list any infected items which are found
  • – Quarantine/Delete/Move Back items directly within ClamXav Sentry
  • – Supports Notification Center on OS X 10.8+
  • – No more screens littered with Growl popups (10.8+)
  • – If watching for new disks, a prompt appears before scanning large disks
  • – Option to say “never scan this large volume”
  • – New menu bar icon for missed notifications
  • – New clearer menu bar icons
  • – Retina menu bar icons (finally!)
  • – Support for Dark Mode/Themes in OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • – All dialog boxes now appear in front of all other windows (finally!)
  • – Sentry can now check for ClamXav updates (only if ClamXav itself is permitted)
  • Command-key shortcuts now work in both ClamXav and Sentry
  •   * If you have edited freshclam.conf and clamd.conf by hand, you can find your old files inside /tmp.
  • Version 2.6.4 – 2nd July 2014
  • Scanning engine updated 0.98.4
  • ClamXav now supports going full screen on OS X 10.7+
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav might incorrectly report a file being moved to quarantine
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav would crash if the RunFreshclam tool was missing
  • Fixed issue where clamdscan gets stuck in a loop using 100% CPU
  • Improvements for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Version 2.6.3 – 11th May 2014
  • Scanning engine updated 0.98.3
  • Fixed initial location of prefs window
  • Fixed issue where log file wouldn’t get rotated properly
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav might not always correctly report “definitions updated” †
  • Version 2.6.2 – 25th January 2014
  • Scanning engine updated 0.98.1
  • Added ability to force engine re-installation by holding option/alt key at launch
  • Added ability to download additional signatures from ClamXav.com for greater protection †
  • Version 2.6.1 – 7th October 2013
  • Fix for 32 bit machines running OS X 10.6
  • Version 2.6 – 5th October 2013
  • Minimum requirements now OS X 10.6+ and an Intel processor
  • Scanning engine updated 0.98 *
  • Scanning engine now 32/64 bit
  • ClamXav and Sentry now 32/64 bit
  • ClamXav (not Sentry yet) uses Notification Centre on 10.8+
  • Implemented select-all/copy for Exclude and Sentry preference panels
  • Added timestamp to logs of scheduled scans
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav always reported “defs updated”
  • Fixed issue where ClamXav would warn about a quarantine folder unnecessarily
  • Fixed positioning of OK/Cancel buttons in Preferences (French)
  • Updated Italian localisation
  • Change folder name for Czech localisation so it works again on OS X 10.8+
  • Removed plugin (and instructions) from Disk Image as not required for 10.6+
  • Version 2.5.1 – 5th October 2013
  • Fixed missing icons for users of Mac OS X 10.5
  • Version 2.5 – 26th August 2013
  • Rewrote substantial portions to add new features and bring better stability
  • Can now move itself to applications folder upon first launch if not already there
  • Option to animate dock icon while scanning
  • Added “Reveal in Finder” to source list
  • Added ability to “put back” something which has been trashed/quarantined *
  • Added ability to pause/resume scans *
  • Scanning email with the quarantine setting ON should not move any files automatically †*
  • More useful summary text
  • Summary text now translated
  • Support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Corrections to French language localisation
  • Schedules will no longer crash if scanning engine not found
  • † only supports Apple Mail … and still be careful!
  • * ClamXav only – Sentry does NOT have this feature yet
  • Version 2.3.6 – 24th April 2013
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.97.8
  • Version 2.3.5 – 15th April 2013
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.97.7
  • Version 2.3.4 – 20th November 2012
  • Fix for ClamXav Sentry crashes
  • Fix for Sentry not logging to the right place
  • Version 2.3.3 – 8th November 2012
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.97.6
  • Fix for crashes on launch with OS X 10.8.1
  • Fix for numerous Sentry crashes
  • Added Czech localisation
  • Version 2.3.2 – 11th August 2012
  • Fix for ClamXav Sentry not starting at log in on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Added ability to open Sentry log from within ClamXav and vice versa (hold option key)
  • Fixed issue where Sentry was unable to communicate with clamd
  • Fixed duplicate tooltip in ClamXav’s preferences
  • Many crashing bugs fixed
  • Fixed Engine Uninstaller issues with Gatekeeper on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Version 2.3.1 – 1st July 2012
  • Fix for bug which prevented scheduled scans from taking place
  • Temporary fix for Sentry bug which caused folders to be scanned in their entirety
  • Version 2.3 – 27th June 2012
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.97.5 *
  • App signed with Developer ID for Gatekeeper in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Big changes under the hood to support sandboxing – although sandboxing not yet enabled.
  • Implemented command-A and command-C to copy details in the Infected List.
  • Supports system-wide prefs
  •     set your desired prefs and move uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav.plist to /Library/Preferences.
  • Scan-log automatically rotates when it reaches 5MB.
  •     You can change this with expert pref below (where X is the size in KB)
  •     defaults write uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav rotateScanlogWhenSizeReaches -int X
  • To support scan-log rotation, Sentry now logs to ClamXavSentry-scan.log
  • Reworked the logic in Sentry to lower the RAM usage and keep it at a more constant level.
  • Safeguarded against a number of crashes.
  • Added Italian localisation.
  • Modifications to French localisation.

Important note about downgrading to a previous version
If you download an older version after using ClamXav 2.3, you must delete your preferences before attempting to revert to a previous version or your computer will lock up when you start ClamXav Sentry.

  • Version 2.2.5 – 20th April 2012
  • Removes the updated/already-up-to-date messages in Sentry on automatic updates
  • Correctly only auto-updates on launch and not when computer wakes
  • Version 2.2.4 – 27th March 2012
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.97.4
  • Added ability to exclude “infected” files from future scans – useful to ignore false-positives.
  • ClamXav Sentry will now check for updates on launch if set in ClamXav main preferences.
  • Fixed a crash which could occurr if the designated Quarantine folder didn’t exist.
  • Fixed bug which could cause items not to be scanned in rare circumstances.
  • Fixed minor errors in Germal Localisation.
  • Updated version of Growl bundled with ClamXav Sentry.
  • Improved stability during updates
  • Version 2.2.2 – 22nd August 2011
  • Updated scanning engine to 0.97.2
  • Fixed an issue with virus definition files having wrong permissions after a defs update
  • Fixed window placement bug on 10.7 Lion
  • Fixed Spanish translation error in the scheduling preference pane
  • Updated engine remover for LaunchAgents
  • Added Danish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish to AppStore version
  • Version 2.2.1 – 23rd July 2011
  • This is the final version which will work on OS X 10.4
  • Launching ClamXav Sentry automatically when saving preferences if appropriate.
  • Fixes a few scheduling bugs in 10.4 introduced in the last release.
  • Version 2.2 – 22nd June 2011
  • Scanning engine updated to 0.97.1*
  • Added the ability to scan your entire hard drive
  • ClamXav help menu linked to online documentation
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Sentry: Hold command key and click “Ignore warning” to hide multiple warnings.
  • Support for 10.7 Lion
  • Version 2.1.1 – 24th March 2011
  • Maintenance release to update scanning engine to 0.97.
  • Version 2.1 – 8th January 2011
  • Full release from Beta phase.
  • Fixed bug preventing the use of a custom scanning engine installation path.
  • Improved stability.
  • Updated the included version of Sparkle to fix various issues.
  • Version 2.0.9 – 24th December 2010
  • Scanning engine updated to 0.96.5 *
  • Improved stability during scan.
  • Fixed issue with Sentry incorrectly reporting certain files as infected.
  • Version 2.0.8 – 31st October 2010
  • Scanning engine updated to 0.96.4 *
  • Improved stability during scan.
  • Fixed the issue giving “Error creating tmp directory” on scan after installation.
  • Fixed issue with Sentry scanning files with similar names to folders being watched.
  • Version 2.0.7 – 10th September 2010
  • Scanning engine updated to 0.96.2 *
  • Hold option key while clicking “start scan” in toolbar to update defs prior to scan.
  • Updated ClamXav Sentry icon and menu bar graphics (thanks Bojan).
  • Dealing with errors better – in particular the infamous “error” 2.
  • Improved Installation and Update procedures.
  • Improved stability in ClamXav and Sentry.
  • Version 2.0.6 – 10th June 2010
  • Scanning engine updated to 0.96.1 *
  • Added ability to download just the differences to virus definition files rather than dowloading the whole file each time.
  • Fixed a bug caused if an exclude setting is left empty but enabled.
  • Fixed issues preventing ClamXav Sentry from launching at log in.
  • Improved stability in ClamXav during scans.
  • Version 2.0.5 – 19th December 2009
  • Added German localisation.
  • Added option to play a sound at the end of each scan.
  • Fixed an intermittent bug causing text to appear in ClamXav’s console log unexpectedly.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented pasting text into ClamXav’s exclusion settings.
  • Fixed bug in Sentry causing delays going to sleep in 10.6.
  • Stability improvements in Sentry particularly under 10.6.
  • Fixed crash in Sentry which would occur if changing prefs in ClamXav whilst Sentry was running but not actively watching.
  • Version 2.0.4 – 8th November 2009
  • Scanning engine updated to 0.95.3
  • Printing out an extra message at the end of a scan stating clearly whether any infected files were found and what was done with them.
  • Fixed an issue with Quarantine settings when updating from ClamXav 1.x to 2.0
  • Fixed the notorious “something unexpected happened” bug in Sentry.
  • Improved stability in ClamXav Sentry during scans and after waking from sleep.
  • Version 2.0.3 – 16th September 2009
  • Fixed an infinite loop caused by having the quarantine folder within the folder you’re scanning.
  • Fixed a problem which could occur if scanning via the Contextual Menu or Services menu in 10.6.1
  • Correctly clearing out the progress bar after a scan/update.
  • Changed a default setting to help avoid false positives.
  • Version 2.0.2 – 13th September 2009
  • Added a “Scan with ClamXav” item in the Services menu. You must log out and back in again to make this work.
  • Finder contextual menu “Scan with ClamXav” now available for (10.6) Snow Leopard users. You must log out and back in again to make this work.
  • Now preventing drag and drop if a scan/update is running.
  • Added French localisation.
  • Much better memory usage when scanning large folders.
  • Ensuring the full summary appears at the end of a scan.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur during startup.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur during scans.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur whilst saving preferences.
  • Version 2.0.1 – 29th August 2009
  • Fixed a bug preventing the installation of the scanning engine
  • No sparkle release this time around as the engine install logic is the only change
  • Version 2.0 public beta initial release – 28th August 2009