Sunday, 13 September 2015

Uninstall ClamXav for Mac OS X

Uninstall ClamXav Application in Mac OS X – ClamXav removal steps from Mac OS X

Want to uninstall ClamXav apps? Not able to find a way to uninstall ClamXav completely from your Mac Machine? Is your Mac machine giving error after manually uninstalling ClamXav application?

Uninstalling ClamXav in mac is just a different approach than in Windows OS. Windows OS provides a option to uninstall application or application manufactures provides uninstaller with the application. But in Mac OS X there is nothing like uninstall utility. To uninstall the ClamXav you simply need to drag & drop the ClamXav application bundles to trash, that's it. STOP this is not the end there is more to properly uninstalling the ClamXav from your machine.

ClamXav Bundles – The Application Bundle

Drag & Drop leaves the associated files of ClamXav application. Normally, it is thought that all the associated files of a application is saved in the one folder but it is not so. ClamXav supported files & preference files are saved in other location than the ClamXav Package folder. So you need to get all these files deleted manually. Deleting all the left overs of ClamXav is not that easy, you need to find all the location where ClamXav has saved the files. Some of the location where ClamXav would have saved the files are ~/Library/Preferences/[] ~/Library/Application Support/[]
Recommendation You should always use the Award winning tool to Uninstall ClamXav completely from your Mac machine.

Using Finder the remove the ClamXav Application Bundles & Additional Files

To Manually uninstall ClamXav & all associated files
  • Start the Activity monitor to look for the processes running, if you find the ClamXav application process running then quit it, make sure that ClamXav processes is not running.
  • Start finder to look for the ClamXav name.
  • Searching "ClamXav" vs "Contents"
  • Delete all files and folders related to the ClamXav app.
  • A reboot might be necessary to completely remove some apps.

See how Award Winning ClamXav Utility helps you to completely uninstall the application.


Follow these steps to remove ClamXav app from your Mac:

  1. Download a fully-functional trial version of MacKeeper.
  2. Open the Smart Uninstaller tool and select the application you wish to remove. main-screen
  3. Click Remove to completely uninstall the selected app. icon_1_10
So download now to get rid of ClamXav app from you Mac.



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