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DetectX
DetectX
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DetectX free download for Mac

DetectX

Version 2.91

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

DetectX overview

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 version 2.91

Updated on Apr 16 2019

Version 2.91:
Improved:
  • Detector definitions have been updated

Information

License

Shareware

Size

4.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://sqwarq.com/detectx/

Downloads

30826

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • Version for OS X 10.6 available from dev's Web site
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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..
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 26 2016
2.19
2.0
May 26 2016
2.0
Version: 2.19
DetectX is now shareware. After download, the user is provided with a 60 day trial period. After that, the user is required to pay: Home Use License – $15 USD Entitles the holder to use DetectX on any machines personally owned by the license holder for non-commercial use. Commercial Use License -$79.99 USD
Remik_K
Remik_K
Feb 23 2016
2.15
1.0
Feb 23 2016
1.0
Version: 2.15
This App has completely destroyed my safari. Settings, Bookmarks, Extensions. ALL IS GONE AFTER SCAN WITH THIS SHIT! Thank You NO MORE!!!!
hwsw-diver
hwsw-diver
Feb 14 2016
2.14
0.0
Feb 14 2016
0.0
Version: 2.14
1. DetectX is NOT Free. It is min. US$ 10. 2. Checked, who is creator of the Software? Impossible to find out. (Would not be surprised, if the guys running MacKeeper launched a second - commercial - tool, pretending to remove it...)
anonymous-dingo-1033
anonymous-dingo-1033
Jan 9 2016
2.11
3.0
Jan 9 2016
3.0
Version: 2.11
I wonder why CleanMyMac 3.0.3 is detected as a potential malware. I bought it like DetectX. No explanations maybe some would be welcome.
Jweisbin
Jweisbin
Dec 15 2015
2.10
1.0
Dec 15 2015
1.0
Version: 2.10
I downloaded and ran the free home version. It said that my system is infected by a key logger. It directed me to their web site for instructions. It actually advised me to call the police! That is ridiculous. On further examination (using the console to search for "DetectX" what it identified as a potential key logger is jetty-0.0.0.0-1696-AvidApplicationManagerHelper.war, which is installed by Avid's application manager (as part of the Protools suite of software). Although it might be phoning home, I'm extremely dubious that this is malicious software, and I'm fairly sure it's not a "key logger". While I appreciate the intent, the scare tactics are over the top.
hwgray
hwgray
Oct 28 2015
2.04
0.0
Oct 28 2015
0.0
Version: 2.04
Anyone really serious about finding anything needs to use Find File. It dates from '08 and, needless to say, has long since ceased to be supported, but it's free and still compatible with OS X up to v11.1.2 dev. prev., nevertheless. FF found MacKeeper infecting my iMac after both DetectX and Malwarebytes found no trace of it. Naturally, FF doesn't remove what it finds, but there's nothing keeping you from DIY. This is *not* to say that DetectX and Malwarebytes are not valuable apps. They are, since, in order to find anything using FF, you have to *specify* what it is that you're looking for. It will find "MacKeeper," but it won't find "malware" or "badware." It goes without saying that FF is good *only* for *double-checking*, after you've already used a more-general, anti-malware tool, such as DetectX or whatever.
Guest
Guest
Oct 26 2015
2.04
0.0
Oct 26 2015
0.0
Version: 2.04
As of version 2.04, DetectX now includes a license nag notice every time you launch the app. Though it will run without a license code, it solicits one for home use, even though it is promoted as free for home use. This is, at best, confusing. So I am downgrading my rating from five to four stars. Confusing license terms are a bad sign that the developer is himself confused, and nothing good can come from that.
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2015
2.02
0.0
Oct 21 2015
0.0
Version: 2.02
The version now is 2.04. I do not know how this application works but it has found some bad stuff on my computer and you simply press a button to remove the bad stuff. Nice and simple. It comes FREE however you can contribute for future development.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Oct 11 2015
2.02
0.0
Oct 11 2015
0.0
Version: 2.02
@Applehelpwriter: Every single app that runs on the Mac is going to leave stuff behind unless you use an uninstaller like AppDelete, including DetectX's prefs files. And there are thousands of more apps that use a daemon that add extra features like menu bar icons, like calendar and reminder apps, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc. The daemon that CMM uses is just a reminder to run the program periodically, and can be completely disabled in CMM's prefs.
Harv
Harv
Oct 8 2015
2.02
0.0
Oct 8 2015
0.0
Version: 2.02
Really like the app, but enabling the show "See Hidden Files" seems just opposite from the way these things normally work. Is that just moi, or have others noticed such?
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