Transition to Commercial Product

Dear customer,

I have been working on ClamXav for more than 10 years now, and over those years, I have invested a huge amount of my own time and energy into bringing ClamXav to where it is today — one of the most trusted and recommended anti-virus solutions for the Mac.

In the past, other priorities got in the way and I wasn't able to focus on development as much as I would have liked, but that stops now. ClamXav is now a commercial product. It's being sold through a new company (Canimaan Software Ltd) but don't let that fool you - I'm still the owner and lead developer.

No doubt all the headlines will focus on the fact that ClamXav is no longer free, but in reality, that's the wrong way to look at it; by charging for ClamXav I will finally have the resources to devote to it and give it the attention it deserves. And give you the attention you deserve!

What that means for you, is that you get all the goodies that you've come to expect from commercial software:

  • official support channels
  • fast, accurate responses to support requests
  • fast turn-around of bug fixes
  • regular updates
  • exciting new features
  • 100% commitment

On top of that, however, is the knowledge that you'll be supporting a small independent software company, which should just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

With your support, I'll be able to dedicate a lot more of my time and energy to developing ClamXav, to take it to even greater heights, and make sure it's the best anti-virus and anti-malware product available for the Mac.

I really hope you'll stay with me and support the future development of ClamXav.

With best wishes,

Mark Allan

Frequently Asked Questions

I've already supported you in the past. Can I get a free copy please?

Yes! To thank anyone who has supported ClamXav prior to 25th June 2015, I'm offering a free personal licence to ClamXav. You can retrieve your licence here.

I already bought ClamXav through the Mac App Store, do I need to buy it again?

The version of ClamXav which used to be available in the Mac App Store was free, so although you may have downloaded it from the App Store, there would have been no charge for this.

Can I just ignore the update and keep using ClamXav v2.7 without paying?

Yes, you can if you want, but I won't be offering support for the older versions and you won't get any updates beyond v2.7.
I also can't guarantee that v2.7 will continue working with newer releases of OS X from Apple.
Oh, and you won't get that warm fuzzy feeling of being a paid-up supporter, and that's worth its weight in gold!

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