When comparing ClamXav vs Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Free Edition, the Slant community recommends Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Free Edition for most people. In the question“What are the best Mac OSX apps for someone that's new to Apple?” Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Free Edition is ranked 14th while ClamXav is ranked 18th.
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Not overly invasive or processor hungry as other antivirus programs
Pro Monitor directories easily
The Sentry Feature monitors specific directories 24/7 as well as removable media which includes USB & external drives, all those .dmg files you open when installing apps etc. I add all directories that files are downloaded as a "screening" process.
Pro 1 GB free recovery
Pro Time machine support
Recover deleted backups.
Pro Encrypted drive support
Recover deleted files from a password protected hard drives.
Pro Recovery CD
Boots non booting Mac hard drive for file recovery.
Pro Disk image
Corrupt disk recovery.
Con Does not monitor or protect ram memory
Con Not absolutely free
1 GB free data recovery only.
Con Slow on large drives
Con Mac only
Only useful for those that own a Mac or use OSX, if using another machine with a different OS, there is no way to utilize this app.