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MacScan for Mac

Security tool; detect trojan horses and spyware.

$49.99
In English
Version 3.3.2
3.9
Based on 146 user rates

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

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

MacScan for Mac

$49.99
In English
Version 3.3.2
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What needs improvements

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MacScan qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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3.9

(142 Reviews of MacScan)

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  • User Ratings

Pepper131
Pepper131
Nov 7 2022
3.3.2
5.0
Nov 7 2022
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
Does not work with latest MAC OS ! Intergo has updated Virus Barrier to work just fine
Data Outlives Code
Data Outlives Code
Jul 17 2022
3.3.2
0.0
Jul 17 2022
0.0
Version: 3.3.2
The developer of MacScan never kept up with the times. Neither in its look & feel or its protection. When compared with SweetP's Cookie.app it pales in comparison. Look at pricing vs. protection and its 'real world' use? And you'll soon see that MacScan is nothing more than a cookie remover. And the minuscule amount of malware it finds? You'd be better off with the free version of Malwarebytes. FOR COOKIES: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37084/cookie FOR MALWARE: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/52105/malwarebytes Not to mention that their customer service is not at all there for it's former customers trying to 'nickel & dime' it's former customers? You would be better served elsewhere. And this comes from someone who rarely leaves negative comments here on MacUpdate.
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
DrOpenSource
DrOpenSource
Mar 21 2024
3.3.2
1.0
Mar 21 2024
1.0
Version: 3.3.2
zlazkow
zlazkow
Feb 16 2024
3.3.2
1.0
Feb 16 2024
1.0
Version: 3.3.2
Doug-Eddy
Doug-Eddy
May 13 2022
3.3.2
5.0
May 13 2022
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
lolakontance
lolakontance
May 28 2021
3.3.2
3.0
May 28 2021
3.0
Version: 3.3.2
srjaynes-1
srjaynes-1
Nov 25 2020
1.0
Nov 25 2020
1.0
Version: null
keithlemonteyoung
keithlemonteyoung
Jun 16 2020
1.0
Jun 16 2020
1.0
Version: null
iLeopard
iLeopard
Feb 19 2020
3.0
Feb 19 2020
3.0
Version: null
Gregormc
Gregormc
May 26 2018
5.0
May 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
raddiey2815
raddiey2815
May 12 2018
5.0
May 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
Mandingo
Mandingo
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Version: null
samostom
samostom
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Sep 11 2017
3.0
Sep 11 2017
3.0
Version: null
Allisonbartonrice
Allisonbartonrice
Sep 9 2017
1.0
Sep 9 2017
1.0
Version: null
exceptional art
exceptional art
Aug 10 2017
5.0
Aug 10 2017
5.0
Version: null
slothclothing
slothclothing
May 26 2017
5.0
May 26 2017
5.0
Version: null
allan-rau
allan-rau
Feb 15 2017
5.0
Feb 15 2017
5.0
Version: null
Blamanche
Blamanche
Jan 2 2017
3.5
Jan 2 2017
3.5
Version: null
Hgm1225
Hgm1225
Jan 1 2017
5.0
Jan 1 2017
5.0
Version: null
ski542002
ski542002
Dec 19 2016
5.0
Dec 19 2016
5.0
Version: null
Ok14me21
Ok14me21
Nov 22 2016
5.0
Nov 22 2016
5.0
Version: null
pjgray-1
pjgray-1
Nov 6 2016
4.0
Nov 6 2016
4.0
Version: null
amietgill
amietgill
Oct 25 2016
5.0
Oct 25 2016
5.0
Version: null
NancyDrew64
NancyDrew64
Jul 25 2016
4.0
Jul 25 2016
4.0
Version: null
Bill822
Bill822
Jul 12 2016
5.0
Jul 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
Relayer10
Relayer10
Jul 5 2016
5.0
Jul 5 2016
5.0
Version: null
paulguy6
paulguy6
Jul 4 2016
5.0
Jul 4 2016
5.0
Version: null
Saxagogo
Saxagogo
Jun 21 2016
5.0
Jun 21 2016
5.0
Version: null
Deadant
Deadant
Jun 8 2016
5.0
Jun 8 2016
5.0
Version: null
SteveGosselin
SteveGosselin
May 31 2016
4.0
May 31 2016
4.0
Version: null
anonymous-squirrel-4040
Mar 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
31512b60
31512b60
Sep 12 2015
2.5
Sep 12 2015
2.5
Version: null
Henri1255
Henri1255
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
Welandr
Welandr
Jan 15 2015
0.5
Jan 15 2015
0.5
Version: null
Samadams
Samadams
Nov 28 2014
1.0
Nov 28 2014
1.0
Version: null
Hecaspari
Hecaspari
Aug 5 2014
5.0
Aug 5 2014
5.0
Version: null
Glidagida
Glidagida
Aug 5 2014
5.0
Aug 5 2014
5.0
Version: null
Mingdube01
Mingdube01
Mar 31 2014
4.5
Mar 31 2014
4.5
Version: null
Perk-Bob
Perk-Bob
Jan 8 2014
4.5
Jan 8 2014
4.5
Version: null
Sun Rocket
Sun Rocket
Jan 4 2014
4.5
Jan 4 2014
4.5
Version: null
Edien
Edien
Nov 19 2013
5.0
Nov 19 2013
5.0
Version: null