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MacScan

Version 3.3.2

Security tool; detect trojan horses and spyware.

MacScan overview

MacScan designed exclusively for Mac OS X, and including full support for Apple's latest release of OS X 10.11--provides protection against the continued growth of malware by offering advanced detection and removal of security and privacy threats.

MacScan makes it easy to protect against malware with an intuitive interface and enhanced scan capabilities. Automatic malware definition updates ensure that you're protected against the latest threats, and scheduled scans can keep tabs on your computer's security even when you're not there. When it comes to privacy threats, MacScan can automatically remove blacklisted tracking cookies or clean files left behind by popular web browsers, saving disk space and erasing private data.

Features
  • Protection against Malware Threats: Avoid getting hit with malware. MacScan offers four unique ways to scan for malware, including a new Smart Scan feature that targets locations where malware is known to hide, saving time and computer resources.
  • Internet Clutter Cleanup: Remove unnecessary files left behind by web browsers to free up valuable hard drive space and eliminate private data. Expanded cleaning options give you complete control and customization when it comes to your privacy protection.
  • Scheduled Scans and Automated Cleaning: MacScan has a built-in scan scheduler that gives you complete control to choose when a scan should automatically run, and allows you to configure different scans to run at different times. If you're looking for a quick solution to tracking cookies, MacScan has an automatic cookie cleaning feature that will target and remove blacklisted tracking cookies when you are done surfing the net, leaving the rest of your cookies in place -- no user interaction required!
  • Malware Definition Updates: MacScan automatically checks for malware definition updates before each scan, so you can easily stay up-to-date with protection against the latest Mac malware threats targeting OS X.
  • Expanded Tracking Cookie Cleaning Options: MacScan comes loaded with detection capabilities for a huge number of known tracking cookies (over 25,000 and counting!), with a database that is updated on a regular basis. If there is are specific cookies that you want to keep, or ones that you always want to remove, you can now specify a custom whitelist and blacklist for cookies on your system.

The published price is the cost of a one-year subscription for one computer. See the developer's site for additional pricing information.

What’s new in version 3.3.2

Updated on Dec 01 2020

Version 3.3.2:
  • Fixed bug where Scheduled Scans don't run properly in macOS Big Sur. If you've experienced this, update to v3.3.2 and launch MacScan. Go to Scheduler icon > uncheck 'Enable Scheduled Scans' > re-check 'Enable Schedule Scans' > quit application.
  • MacScan is now bundled with the latest malware definition and tracking cookie blocklist updates
  • User interface updates and improvements

Information

License

Shareware

Size

11.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.securemac.com

Downloads

176849

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

Performance
User Experience
Customization

What needs improvements

Bug fixing

MacScan qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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lolakontance
lolakontance
May 28 2021
3.3.2
3.0
May 28 2021
3.0
Version: 3.3.2
I really wanted to protect against Malware. This app helps me with this issue.
srjaynes-1
srjaynes-1
Nov 25 2020
3.3.1
1.0
Nov 25 2020
1.0
Version: 3.3.1
It used to be cost effective and has a nice, interface. It is ONLY proactive in that it reminds you when you haven't run it recently. MY complaint is they've crawled on the $50/yr fee structure. I'm being $50/yr to death. IF I used my computer for business, perhaps worth the expense. as a private individual, they've priced themselves out of reach. I'm now using a couple of much lower cost tools to do the same thing. Wish the pricing change hadn't come. I was happy with the product
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 17 2020
3.3.1
0.0
Jul 17 2020
0.0
Version: 3.3.1
A superior, cheaper and more complete alternative is Intego's VirusBarrier for $25, or Intego Mac Premium Bundle, which adds ContentBarrier, NetBarrier, Personal Backup and Washing Machine, all for $40. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/46395/mac-premium-bundle-x9
keithlemonteyoung
keithlemonteyoung
Jun 16 2020
3.3
1.0
Jun 16 2020
1.0
Version: 3.3
NOT impressed! It missed malware and viruses that both Bitdefender and ClamXav found with ease. Bitdefender and ClamXav are both free and far superior than this lame Macscan, which is a PAID antivirus! DON'T waste your money! NOT worth it!
Pepper131
Pepper131
Jun 19 2019
3.2
5.0
Jun 19 2019
5.0
Version: 3.2
I own this, but still do not understand it. Application is not pro active, one has run what want done. I want an application with ongoing protection. Update very easy.
Gregormc
Gregormc
May 26 2018
3.1
5.0
May 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.1
Great support and service and an unobtrusive product that makes me feel secure while using my Mac
raddiey2815
raddiey2815
May 12 2018
3.1
5.0
May 12 2018
5.0
Version: 3.1
It regularly deletes tracking cookies. It is a valuable application that can completely delete tracking cookies.
Mandingo
Mandingo
Feb 27 2018
3.1
5.0
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Version: 3.1
Low processor overhead and so far no viruses/malware.
samostom
samostom
Dec 27 2017
3.1
4.0
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Version: 3.1
I have some malware on my mac and after using your soft it was clean. Thank's
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Sep 11 2017
3.1
3.0
Sep 11 2017
3.0
Version: 3.1
Most of the people here only have ONE post, which rates this application as 5 stars! Very suspicious about this approach and disappointed in MacUpdate not to pick up on it. My rating for MacScan is a solid 3. It's good, but overpriced... and rarely updated.
Allisonbartonrice
Allisonbartonrice
Sep 9 2017
3.1
1.0
Sep 9 2017
1.0
Version: 3.1
It might find the cookies, etc., but in the process everything became so slow it essentially made my MacBook Pro unusable. So, I uninstalled it and do not use it. BTW, IMO there are better ways with other applications to keep one's computer free of unwanted cookies, viruses, etc.
exceptional art
exceptional art
Aug 10 2017
3.1
5.0
Aug 10 2017
5.0
Version: 3.1
Hi, I've bought because I'm not 100% lucky with the super "bitdefender." MacScan I use more than 7 years. My super "bitdefender" was not able to delete 4 malware and 1 trojan! That's why I bought the "super MacScan 3" - super program. Perfect, simple, cheap, I am very happy. My burglar threats have been solved! I recommend buying unconditionally, and use. I have Mac. Thanks "super MacScan"!
exceptional art
exceptional art
Aug 10 2017
3.1
5.0
Aug 10 2017
5.0
Version: 3.1
Hi, I've bought because I'm not 100% lucky with the super "bitdefender." MacScan I use more than 7 years. My super "bitdefender" was not able to delete 4 malware and 1 trojan! That's why I bought the "super MacScan 3" - super program. Perfect, simple, cheap, I am very happy. My burglar threats have been solved! I recommend buying unconditionally, and use. I have Mac. Thanks "super MacScan"!
slothclothing
slothclothing
May 26 2017
3.1
5.0
May 26 2017
5.0
Version: 3.1
I had a problem (my fault - through google chrome) and the guys from mac scan gave me excellent customer service... They really went out of their way to help me and fix the problem. You just don't get that level of support anymore!! Would recommend this program to other mac nerdz
allan-rau
allan-rau
Feb 15 2017
3.0
5.0
Feb 15 2017
5.0
Version: 3.0
The experts say I should be anti-mailware software on my Mac. Well, ok since they know a lot more than I do about it. I've been running MacScan for a week now and have set up automatic malware and cookie scans. I've had zero problems with MacScan and have signed on for a 2-year subscription. I had one question about the program which I submitted on a Friday evening. I received a prompt reply the very next day which impressed me. As yet I've not noticed the program updating it's database of malware, but it appears that one must go thru the logs to pick this up. Prior to my use of MacScan I was using Avira which was free but I never knew if it was doing anything or not since there were no logs for the user to display. All-in-all I'm quite content using MacScan and am very impressed with their support team.
Hgm1225
Hgm1225
Jan 1 2017
3.0
5.0
Jan 1 2017
5.0
Version: 3.0
Wonderful, personal responses that directly addressed and offered desirable and viable options to meet my requests. Could not be more satisfied.
ski542002
ski542002
Dec 19 2016
3.0
5.0
Dec 19 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0
Easy to setup. The first scan takes a bit if you have never run any kind of malware app. My first scan found just over 1000 issues. After the first scan, successive runs take much less time.
Ok14me21
Ok14me21
Nov 22 2016
3.0
5.0
Nov 22 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0
Grat Scan for Mac :-)
pjgray-1
pjgray-1
Nov 6 2016
3.0
4.0
Nov 6 2016
4.0
Version: 3.0
MacScan 3 is certainly an improvement on its predecessor however, as a long-time user of MacScan's previous versions I was very annoyed at the cost of upgrading to this latest version - so much for loyalty! I like the way most of the functions can be automated but sometimes like to check myself that all is well. Good product, worth a try for those that haven't already.
amietgill
amietgill
Oct 25 2016
3.0
5.0
Oct 25 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0
MacScan 3 is the most comprehensive and efficient for what it does. Plus I trust the brand that has been around longer than any other Mac Anti-virus software.
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