remove ClamXav

This is an effective tutorial that helps you learn how to remove ClamXav on your macOS and Mac OS X. This tutorial contains an automatically removal solution, a manually removal solution and a video is provided which teach you how to remove ClamXav by MacRemover.

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Use automatically removal solution to remove ClamXav in your macOS

1. Download and install MacRemover

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2. Switch to Finder and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu.

3. Locate the MacRemover icon and double-click on it.

4. ClamXav icon will be displayed on the Apps listview of MacRemover, and click on it.

5. Click “Run Analysis”, and then “Complete Uninstall”. ClamXav will be automatically and completely removed.

Use manually removal solution to remove ClamXav in your macOS

The steps listed below will guide you in removing ClamXav:

1. Switch to the Finder and select Go -> Utilities from the Finder menu.

2. Locate the Activity Monitor icon and double-click on it.

3. On the main window of Activity Monitor, find the entry for ClamXav, ClamXav Latest, ClamXav Diagnostics, ClamXav Sentry,select them and click Quit Process.

4. Switch to the Finder again and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu. Find the ClamXav icon, right-click on it and select Move to Trash. if user password is required, enter it.

5.Then, hold an Option key while the Finder’s Go is being selected. Select Library. Locate any folders that are named the following names and drag them to the Trash.

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  • uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav (in Caches folder)
  • uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav.UninstallWatcher.plist (in LaunchAgents folder)
  • ClamXavConsole.log (in Logs folder)
  • uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav.plist (in Preferences folder)
  • ClamXav.log (in Logs folder)
  • uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav.savedState (in Saved Application State folder)

6. The following files/folders of ClamXav, you need to use “rm” command to delete on the Terminal.

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  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelper.plist
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelperUpdater.plist
  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelper
  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelperUpdater
  • /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav/ClamXav.plist
  • /private/var/root/Library/Preferences/uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav.runfreshclam.plist
  • /private/var/run/uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelper.socket
  • /private/var/run/uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelperUpdater.socket
  • /usr/local/clamXav

7. Restart your macOS.

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