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MacScan 2.9.4
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MacScan is the premier privacy and security suite for Mac OS X, offering spyware protection against malware such as keystroke loggers and trojan horses. Keep your system safe -- pinpoint potential problems and eliminate them with ease!

Protect your privacy with MacScan. The blacklisted cookie scanner allows you to scan for tracking cookies and remove them without deleting all your saved usernames or passwords. MacScan can also clean Internet files and cookies for a variety of Web browsers, giving you the peace of mind you need to browse the Web in safety and
What's New
Version 2.9.4:
  • Full OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion support as well as interface updates and enhanced support for both Firefox and SeaMonkey web browsers.
  • The latest version also adds the latest definitions to protect against the malware affecting Mac OS X
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later



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Mingdube01 reviewed on 31 Mar 2014
MacScan support response.
I had an issue when my MacScan V2.9.4 reported that it was not registered. i have had a registered activated copy for several years. One email to SecureMac got me a solution is 24 hours. Way to go!
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Perk Bob reviewed on 08 Jan 2014
Support was very helpful when I got a new machine and had to migrate my software.
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Mhoutman commented on 17 Nov 2013
What happened to development of MacScan. I remember they started with version 3 somewhere in 2012
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Bdudek120 reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
I had lost my key and support helped immediately. Much appreciated. I do wish it ran in the background , but its still a nice app to have. Ill be keeping it.
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Dokter_mac replied on 11 Nov 2013
Thank you MacUpdate!
Read here why your MacScan account stops working...

http://www.koingosw.com/company/macupdate_fiasco.php

Sincerely.
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JonC5363 reviewed on 15 Oct 2013
Does exactly what it says it will do. Like having that specialized tool in your kit for when you really need to fix something.
Had small issue with license mode vs demo mode that popped up unexpectedly. Kelly Raba, tech support at SecureMac, got on it straight away with an effective (and free) update fix.
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Mickeymac reviewed on 26 Jul 2013
Great app to keep your Mac clean of spyware, tracking cookies.
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Securemac commented on 11 Jun 2013
MacScan User Tip! Make sure you're protected with the latest Mac malware and blacklisted cookie definitions by clicking on the MacScan Preferences and ensuring 'Updates' is checked appropriately. You can also check manually by clicking on the MacScan menu > Check for Updates!
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richardtoo reviewed on 07 Mar 2013
An old Mac friend.
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Tareed reviewed on 12 Dec 2012
MacScan has a serious problem: it only detected 2 of 51 different malware samples in a recent test:
http://www.reedcorner.net/mac-anti-virus-detection-rates/
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bbw7 replied on 23 Jul 2013
This report is obviously a bit dated now, but it provides a table of results for 16 Mac AV apps.
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Me2 reviewed on 19 Nov 2012
Been working with Kelly @ SecureMac due to activation issues. The attention and help was personally oriented and successful. A nice thing to
have these days. Highly recommended.
Patrick
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bbw7 replied on 23 Jul 2013
There is a newer study by this same person here:

http://www.thesafemac.com/mac-anti-virus-testing-01-2013

It looks as more AV apps and at a wider selection of test malware.
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Syzzygy had trouble on 14 Apr 2010
My one gripe with MacSCAN is that the developers tend to be pretty slow about updating their spyware list.
Case in point; I just installed the latest KeyBag update...v.2.1(KeyBag is one of the spyware programs on MacScan's list) and then ran MacScan(fully updated with the latest spyware definitions) to see if it detected KeyBag. It did not.
The result of the scan was 'no spyware detected'.
This does not inspire confidence.
MacScan's developers need to be much more on the ball, diligent, about keeping their spyware list current.I'm sure that MacScan will update their list once they learn of their oversight.
Yeah, I know that there are quite a few spyware programs out there to keep track of but still, spyware developers just can't be allowed to have the edge.
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Syzzygy commented on 15 Apr 2010
I just installed DutyWatch, another spyware program on MacScan's list and then ran MacScan(definitions updated); MacScan did not detect Dutywatch either. Results of the scan....
"Spyware Processes Identified-0, Spyware Files Detected-0.
OK, that's two spyware programs, now, that MacScan failed to detect. Seems to me that MacScan's developers have really fallen down on the job.
All right then, to be fair I installed ReFog, another spyware program on MacScan's list and macScan did detect it's presence.
But this was only after I had originally installed it and found that MacScan did not, at that time, detect it. I then notified them about MacScan's lapse and they did then make ReFog detectable.
I'd say that MacScan needs to be regularly and closely monitored on which spyware programs MacScan actually detects; to not do so puts MacScan's users at risk. MacScan's users may very well be using the program under a false sense of security.
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Securemac.com, Inc. (developer) replied on 15 Apr 2010
SYZZYGY,
We make every effort to keep the MacScan spyware definitions up-to-date against the latest threats to OS X. The latest spyware definition update takes care of the threats you reference. If you feel you are infected with spyware not detected by MacScan, feel free to contact us any time at macsec@securemac.com to arrange a sample for analysis and further investigation.
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thus.spake.z had trouble on 17 Apr 2009
I just selected three keyloggers from Macscan's detected spyware list, Backtrack, Keybag,
and Keyboard Spy and installed them.
I then ran my copy of macScan v.2.6 updated with the latest definitions version (as of 17th April 2009) 2009007).
Macscan did not detect any of those three Spyware programs.
I suggest that anyone counting on MacScan to detect installed spyware perform their own due diligence otherwise you may be using MacScan under a sense of false security.
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Securemac.com, Inc. (developer) replied on 17 Apr 2009
A new version of keyboard spy was released today. When new threats emerge we update the spyware definitions as soon as we have analyzed the threat. Macscan does detect all three of the listed spyware. Please feel free to contact macsec@securemac.com to further troubleshoot detection and to further advise you in proper detection and removal.
We thank you for your feedback.
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alas! had trouble on 31 Mar 2009
HEAD'S UP!
A big shortcoming of MacScan is its apparent inability to detect spyware that uses Stealth/Invisability methods which is claimed to render the spyware undetectable. I tested MacScan with one of them (Aobo Keylogger) and MacScan didn't detect it.
Unless SecureMac...MacScan's developer, is able to "sensitize" MacScan to the presence of such spyware, MacScan can't be considered totally reliable.
There's at least one other spyware program out there that claims to be undetectable(Perfect Keylogger).
SecureMac has been alerted to this issue.
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Securemac.com, Inc. (developer) replied on 01 Apr 2009
MacScan does indeed detect both of the programs mentioned. It is important to make sure you are running the latest version of MacScan and definitions available. To do so simply launch MacScan and click the MacScan menu and select 'Check for Updates'. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have and if users find spyware not detected you may submit samples and information to macsec@securemac.com
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Noaf Nackshabandi had trouble on 07 Oct 2005
Hi, I have been trying to run, install macscan but not able to. It says that this version has expired and suggest to go to http://macscan.securemac.com for an updated version. But even there i get the same problem.. any idea's what I can do..
[Version 2.0b2]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Oct 2005
I too have tried to install MacScan and get the same message.
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Anonymous commented on 09 Oct 2005
According to the forum on the developer's website, the current version is expired, and they are in the process of updating a new version. Why the download is still active on MacUpdate/the developer's site is another question...
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Anonymous commented on 10 Oct 2005
Since there are no, I repeat, no trojans or spyware (except for those which the administrator of the OS X installation must him/herself elect to install, such as keystroke loggers) for OS X all you are likely to need or want is:

1) Apple's built-in firewall

2) ClamXav

3) Little Snitch

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