NetShred X
NetShred X
5.5.0

5.0

NetShred X free download for Mac

NetShred X for Mac5.5.0

29 November 2019

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

What is NetShred X for Mac

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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zlazkow
zlazkow
Aug 31 2020
5.5.0
0.0
Aug 31 2020
0.0
Version: 5.5.0
Developer's site shows two options: 1. "download". 2. "subscription" under "Buy". I guess "download" is a trial, and "buy" is a subscription. Please clarify.
F451
F451
Nov 10 2018
5.2.6
5.0
Nov 10 2018
5.0
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

F451
F451
Nov 16 2016
4.8.7
5.0
Nov 16 2016
5.0
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).
George6
George6
Nov 26 2015
4.8.7
2.0
Nov 26 2015
2.0
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.
Macuser-osx
Macuser-osx
Nov 7 2015
4.8.6
5.0
Nov 7 2015
5.0
Version: 4.8.6
4.8 Works great. Works as described. Glad to see they are keeping up with updates.
Macuser-osx
Macuser-osx
Oct 28 2014
4.7.10
5.0
Oct 28 2014
5.0
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.
Macuser-osx
Macuser-osx
Oct 22 2014
4.7.10
5.0
Oct 22 2014
5.0
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.
Rob-h
Rob-h
Mar 2 2014
4.7.8
0.0
Mar 2 2014
0.0
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.
Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
Mar 14 2013
4.7.8
0.0
Mar 14 2013
0.0
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?
poetaignota
poetaignota
Jun 12 2012
4.7.4
0.0
Jun 12 2012
0.0
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.
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
Apr 5 2012
4.7.4
0.0
Apr 5 2012
0.0
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.
phawks
phawks
Sep 20 2011
4.7.3
5.0
Sep 20 2011
5.0
Version: 4.7.3
Fast, accurate and has great features.
H-toelle
H-toelle
Aug 16 2011
4.7.1
4.5
Aug 16 2011
4.5
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 !
pjmolite
pjmolite
May 20 2011
4.6.2
5.0
May 20 2011
5.0
Version: 4.6.2
I've used it ever since my first mac (2003). Terrific and never fails!
novalue
novalue
Apr 16 2011
4.6.1
5.0
Apr 16 2011
5.0
Version: 4.6.1
app use daily, one click and everything is erased
F451
F451
Dec 31 2010
4.5.2
5.0
Dec 31 2010
5.0
Version: 4.5.2
From the developer's website: Version 4.5.2 adds support for Firefox 3.6.
F451
F451
Sep 28 2010
4.5
5.0
Sep 28 2010
5.0
Version: 4.5
There is an even newer version out now: Version 4 (4.5.1)
F451
F451
Aug 20 2010
4.5
5.0
Aug 20 2010
5.0
Version: 4.5
For me it's the all-in-one of the automatic delete/shred utilities. You can tailor what and where you want to accomplish in the scheme of things. Previous owners can go to the preference panel to see what has been added with this latest version. Support, if needed, is prompt.
Burningthumb
Burningthumb
Feb 6 2010
4.4.0
2.5
Feb 6 2010
2.5
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.
Xenophile
Xenophile
Feb 5 2010
4.4.0
0.0
Feb 5 2010
0.0
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.
Y-Guy
Y-Guy
Jun 19 2009
4.3
0.0
Jun 19 2009
0.0
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.
Macguy-81
Macguy-81
Oct 4 2008
4.2.2
0.0
Oct 4 2008
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
May 18 2004
3.5
0.0
May 18 2004
0.0
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.
Static1239
Static1239
Oct 15 2003
3.2
4.3
Oct 15 2003
4.3
Version: 3.2
I like it, I've heard that but its not for shredding files - try SecretShredder for that...
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • Versions for OS X 10.3-10.5, OS X 10.6-10.8 and OS X 10.9-10.13 are included in the download

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