NetShred X
NetShred X
5.5.0

5.0

NetShred X free download for Mac

NetShred X5.5.0

29 November 2019

Erase your browser cache, cookies, history, and more.

Overview

NetShred X is the easy-to-use Internet cache eraser for Mac that securely erases cache files your browser and email programs leave behind. NetShred X is the Internet privacy software that is easy, fast, and cleaner. Easy because it runs automatically - you don't have to remember to use it. Fast because it runs in the background - you don't have to wait for it. Cleaner because it will erase, not just delete all Internet tracks for almost every browser and email program on Mac.

Your Web browser stores copies of the images and text that you see when on the internet. This information can be recovered by anyone with access to your computer. These Internet tracks - browser cache, history, download cache, quicktime cache, favicons, cookies and email cache, trash, spam and junk mail - not only potentially compromise your privacy, they also take up a lot of disk space. Clearing your cache, throwing these files in the trash, or deleting them will not remove the file contents from the hard drive - it just removes the file name from the directory, leaving the data intact and recoverable. To dispose of these Internet tracks, you need an Internet eraser to erase them so they can't be recovered.

What's new in NetShred X

Version 5.5.0:
  • Support Compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina

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21 Reviews of NetShred X

F451
10 November 2018
Version: 5.2.6

Most helpful

Version 5.3.0 is out, and it includes a new app logo plus:

NetShred X is macOS 10.14 Mojave compatible provide you enable System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access

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F451
10 November 2018
Version: 5.2.6
Version 5.3.0 is out, and it includes a new app logo plus:

NetShred X is macOS 10.14 Mojave compatible provide you enable System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access

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5
F451
16 November 2016
Version: 4.8.7
Version 5 is released. Current version, as of this comment, is 5.0.3. I use this in conjunction with Cookie. NetShred X is an excellent product for my needs and I've been a licensed user for many years. You can us its basic features in the preferences and also tailor specifics (if you know what you are doing).
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George6
26 November 2015
Version: 4.8.7
would be useful if you could just delete the files and not HAVE TO shred a minute every time. cant imagine which users really would need shredding and on SSDs thats probably useless anyway.
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5
Macuser-osx
07 November 2015
Version: 4.8.6
4.8 Works great. Works as described. Glad to see they are keeping up with updates.
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0.5
Macuser-osx
28 October 2014
Version: 4.7.10
4.7.10 Doesn't work with OS X.10. It doesn't remove browser history. mirth.com has no repossess. Don't buy.
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Macuser-osx
22 October 2014
Version: 4.7.10
Anyone know of a new app that does what this did? I used Netshred for years without issue. But after upgrading to the latest version of Netshred X and OS X.10 (Yosemite) Nethsred X no longer works. It goes through the motions like it's working but when you open the browser (safari or Firefox) the history is still there. I contacted Mirth support but never received a reply.
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Rob-h
02 March 2014
Version: 4.7.8
Would be nice to see more frequent updates. The current version of NetShred supports Firefox up to v24 but now we are on v27.
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Rsmacupdate
14 March 2013
Version: 4.7.8
I have several questions about this software... 1) The review/comments section here hasn't been added to for 2 years... why? 2) FireFox 14 was a June 2012 release. It is now March 2013... almost 9 months later with no indication that NetShred has been updated to consider FireFox versions 15-19. 3) Considering MacApp store prices... the price does seem high... it might be a better marketing plan to reduce the price slowly and increase the customer base giving more exposure to additional developer products and reducing such criticism and hopefully raising profitability. I realize FireFox's 6 week update cycle is quick, but people generally want to be current especially for security purposes. Perhaps the developer could weigh in on how they are keeping current with FireFox's 6 week release cycle?
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poetaignota
12 June 2012
Version: 4.7.4
I have been using NetShred for many years without any problems. All the more disappointing then when I discovered that Version 4.7.4 was not shredding my history in Firefox 13.0. More disappointing still when my report took three days to produce an (unsigned) one-line response asking me "Which version of Firefox?". It's now a week since my original report and not another word. I don't necessarily expect instant solutions but a polite "Thanks for telling us - we're working on it now" would not go amiss.
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jessica@jessicawilliams-com
05 April 2012
Version: 4.7.4
$24.95 will get me almost a pound of real fresh-caught salmon at Whole Foods. I'd rather have that one memorable evening before poverty than have to look at that morbid, depressing, eldritch (thrown in for HP Lovecraft fans) and incomprehensible icon. I know, I know. The icon is not the app. But I wouldn't care if this app did handsprings and mowed the lawn. Not on MY Mac.
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phawks
20 September 2011
Version: 4.7.3
Fast, accurate and has great features.
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4.5
H-toelle
16 August 2011
Version: 4.7.1
After 20 years of Mac Use on occasion there is a program which comes along that does a job and seems to do it so well that superlatives are almost inadequate. NetShred falls into that exclusive club according to this user. The developer states basically set it up and " forget-it ". Very true. I have one or two minor suggestions. 1) as more ways of protecting ourselves which NetShred could accomplish we are advised of same or updates come through. 2) This falls into the area of personal preference. For me Dock real estate is precious. So if in a future upgrade it could run but not be seen. In my case I have accomplished this, but can bring it back up should I need to. But like I said above generally never needed. Just Great !
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5
pjmolite
20 May 2011
Version: 4.6.2
I've used it ever since my first mac (2003). Terrific and never fails!
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novalue
16 April 2011
Version: 4.6.1
app use daily, one click and everything is erased
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F451
31 December 2010
Version: 4.5.2
From the developer's website: Version 4.5.2 adds support for Firefox 3.6.
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Burningthumb
06 February 2010
Version: 4.4.0
There seems to be a lot of misinformation being posted by folks that don't understand the technical details of this problem. First and foremost, you cannot just track and delete files. Modern browsers store information in SQL databases and you need to extract ans save some data into a new SQL database to save important things, like bookmarks, and then overwrite the original file. Second, some agencies, the Department of Energy, as an example, mandate a specific overwrite standard. Apple's overwrites (secure empty trash) does not comply with these government standards and so those agencies cannot use Apple's software. Many citizens who are not members of those mandated organizations also like to use their standards. Third, private browsing does not take plugins into account. NetShred X allows you to configure any application and any location to overwrite (see the custom processes feature) so you can clean up after your plugins. The list goes on. But I think you get the idea.
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Xenophile
05 February 2010
Version: 4.4.0
Erasing browser history, caches, etc. is a task better suited to a script than a full application. Little scripting knowledge is even necessary, one could simply use Applescript to record Finder actions while moving the files to the trash and securely emptying the trash. Use Google or macosxhints.com to look up all the files and their locations. I'm sure Netshred does what it says on the tin, but $25 for a simple file deletion process? Freeware maintenance apps like Onyx perform similar functions, and much more. And don't forget Safari's "Pr0n Browsing...", er, I mean "Private Browsing..." mode, which renders post-cleanup unnecessary - at least of your computer, keyboard is another matter.
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Y-Guy
19 June 2009
Version: 4.3
I'm constantly amazed at the overpricing of Mac Shareware. Might be a great piece of software, but at $25 its overpriced IMHO. Other programs like MacCleanse are a bit cheaper and appear to do more, but even MacCleanse seems over priced.
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Macguy-81
04 October 2008
Version: 4.2.2
This seems like a exploitative and uneccessary piece of software, considering all major browsers provide many ways of doing this automatically, for free. There are many different scripts that can be run which will do this for free, automatically, in the background. Or just choose 'Private Browsing' in Safari or 'Clear Private Data' in FireFox, etc.
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Anonymous
18 May 2004
Version: 3.5
Safari does this for me with the "Reset" menu item under the Apple menu. If you're seriously paranoid about people being able to uncover your browsing history, you need therapy, and no software program can help you with that.
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Static1239
15 October 2003
Version: 3.2
I like it, I've heard that but its not for shredding files - try SecretShredder for that...
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