Are you searching a proper way to fully get rid of ClamXav for Mac? Do you need help to uninstall ClamXav from Mac OS X? Here is a tutorial blog I think will help you a lot, ClamXav is categorized as a Security Software application, if you have the same problem that couldn’t completely get rid of it, and then just keep reading our blog.
ClamXav, as the trusted anti-virus and malware scanner for macOS, it scans your computer or selected files and folders for viruses to help keep it running smoothly. With clear controls and instructions, this program makes it easy to keep your data safe.
This tutorial will surely provide you two different ways form automatic and manual, if you have any suggestion please leave a comment in the bellow to let us know.
We’ll list the faster and safer way to uninstall ClamXav firstly from Mac computer. To do that, you’d better have known what this removal tool is and how it works, if you don’t, check the homepage to learn more. Osx Uninstaller is kind of professional removal tool for macOS that can uninstall any installed app/program/software. Click the download button in above, and then just start your removal tour.
To make sure you go well to uninstall ClamXav from computer, you must quit the app from running by quit it in the Dock or the Force Quit Window.
Step 1. Locate the target
You can easily find ClamXav in the interface in this tool. then click the button “Run Analysis” on the left panel;
Step 2. Start removal
It will actually scan all the components or folders belonging to ClamXav for Mac which remained in hard drive on the interface. Just a few second, click the button “Complete Uninstall” to delete all leftovers;
Click Yes when finished scanning to confirm removal；
Step 3. Removed successfully
Congratulations, ClamXav has been successfully removed from your computer, check the leftovers by clicking the button “Refresh” back to step 1, you’ll find no remaining files left.
Does it quick and supper simple to remove an unwanted app like ClamXav in Mac OS X？What do you think of the automatic approach? Spend a few minutes to watch the entire process of completely remove ClamXav from macOS video tutorial as bellow:
After the automatic method to fully remove ClamXav from Mac, I think most of you have known other option to uninstall ClamXav by dragging it to Trash, now let’s do it step by step:
1. Click the “Finder” icon on the dock and click the “Applications” folder.
Or open Launchpad to drag it into Trash after it showing “X” in right corner by clicking it still for a while.
To get rid of unwanted apps such as ClamXav, the manual uninstaller does not like the removal tool to thoroughly scan the system hard drive in the process locates all its components, preferences, cache & supporting files, so it means you need to delete them one by one by searching yourself.
Usually, these remains will be stored in three folders of hard drive: ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Caches/
But it is not sure its remains weather will store in other folders you don’t know.
2. Open “Finder”
3. Go to Menu Bar, and select Go > Go to Folder…
4. Type “~/library/” in the box, hit Go
5. Search the files in the name of ClamXav in Preferences
6. Right-click to delete all of them
7. Back to Library folder, repeat the same operation in Application Support
8. and Caches:
9. Once any trace related with ClamXav is appeared in the list, delete it
10. Finally, right-click Trash, choose Empty the Trash to confirm your whole removal
Unluckily, as a matter of fact, the associated files also found in
/Library/C, you can see the picture bellow very carefully:
Conclusion: Macs needs Antivirus Protection Software, just like any other computer, but do not make it in trouble if you have made it wrong during the ClamXav removal, therefore, a series of problems could have happened. For truly uninstall ClamXav or any unwanted apps in macOS quickly and safely, it is better to choose option I then get rid of all of remaining.