DetectX
DetectX
2.91

3.4

DetectX free download for Mac

DetectX for Mac2.91

16 April 2019

Detect hidden files belonging to MacKeeper, keyloggers, and others.

What is DetectX for Mac

DetectX is the troubleshooting tool for your Mac. The only troubleshooting app that runs on every version of OS X from 2011 to present and that allows you to:

  • Fix problems: - Use the Detector View to find and trash the hidden and not-so-hidden files belonging to apps and processes that can be responsible for performance problems. There are generally three categories of things the Detector searches for: commercial apps with hidden executables, adware and keyloggers.
  • Stay Informed: - DetectX warns you when 3rd party applications, processes or files are added or removed to crucial areas of your mac that may impact performance. The Inspector runs automatically on launch and whenever you manually use the ‘Record’ function in the Inspector View.
  • Analyse and Diagnose: - The History View keeps logs of all the Inspector’s runs and allows you or a technical adviser to analyse and diagnose what changes occurred on your mac. For convenience, you can review all logs, individual logs or just a list of changes.

Note: DetectX 2 suggests a $10 license purchase on start-up. Commercial and Institutional users are required to buy a commercial-use license.

What's new in DetectX

Version 2.91:
Improved:
  • Detector definitions have been updated

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jjechfam
jjechfam
May 12 2020
2.91
5.0
May 12 2020
5.0
Version: 2.91
it was the only thing that worked on my IMac
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
May 26 2018
2.84
0.0
May 26 2018
0.0
Version: 2.84
Wow - someone really should tell Apple that this is "THE troubleshooting tool for your Mac."

Since TechTool is no longer included with AppleCare Protection Plans, they will surely want to include this software from now on.

And obviously this $10 masterpiece will now put DiskWarrior, Malwarebytes, TechTool, EtreCheck and many other inferior products right out of business. [sarcasm]
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 8 2018
2.82
0.5
Jan 8 2018
0.5
Version: 2.82
Crashes when I hit the search button. MacOS 10.9.5
Josart
Josart
Jan 7 2018
2.82
1.0
Jan 7 2018
1.0
Version: 2.82
Unable to run latest version using High Sierra (i.e. App not responding and End up force quitting after a long wait).
forfacebookonly73
forfacebookonly73
Aug 24 2017
2.75
5.0
Aug 24 2017
5.0
Version: 2.75
Phil is great. He's been nothing but AWESOME to me, we're still in the process of getting MacKeeper and other unwanted items off my machine. I recommend DetectX for the support and the dedication, which go hand in hand. For people like me, who aren't super knowledgeable about the inner workings of Mac OS but kind of (somewhere in between) , he's amazingly helpful.
railroader66
railroader66
Jun 9 2017
2.69
4.0
Jun 9 2017
4.0
Version: 2.69
I love DetectX , I use it a long time, the support is excellent . I miss just a white list. I have CleanMyMac 3 installed , and now I have a list off files in DetectX that I would like to hide. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with Cleanmymac.
Joseluismen
Joseluismen
Apr 18 2017
2.55
0.0
Apr 18 2017
0.0
Version: 2.55
From the version 2.53 Intego VirusBarrier establishes that contains a virus on the file App/contents/MacOS/.BC.T_ONeS33 of class OS X/BPK.A ... It is really a virus? It is safe? It will be that they do not want competition?
Ean
Ean
Nov 21 2016
2.37
5.0
Nov 21 2016
5.0
Version: 2.37
A great app. That it goes beyond adware and detects all the Mac Keeper/Cleaner/NameYourCrapware is a real plus.
carthage
carthage
Sep 10 2016
2.32
5.0
Sep 10 2016
5.0
Version: 2.32
I've been using this for a while now. Not as good as Malwarebytes for Mac at keeping up with the adware, but I like the tracking functions which help to spot new things added to my mac even if the software isn't already programmed to spot them. That's the main feature that makes this unique. Developer was also very responsive to a bug I reported. Got an email back within minutes acknowledging the problem, and the bug was fixed in the very next day.
RLW
RLW
Aug 29 2016
2.28
0.0
Aug 29 2016
0.0
Version: 2.28
DetectX now states that CleanMyMac now has a Keylogger !! Is it truly malware? It also picked up remnants of MacKeeper. I wanted to remove those; but at least I thought that CleanMyMac was OK..
$10.00

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • Version for OS X 10.6 available from dev's Web site
License: 
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