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I just want a lightweight antivirus for my Mac that doesn't keep running on background but only scanning a file by request. Is there any?

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ClamXav (free/donationware)

Scan only the files you tell it to or your entire hard drive, whichever you prefer.

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I personally use Sophos Antivirus. You can disable On-access Scanning from within the configuration settings.

On-access Scanning

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