MacScan for Mac

MacScan for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.9.1
File Size:
10.31MB
Date Added:
December 06, 2011
Price:
Free to try (30 Day trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7
Total Downloads:
139,651
Downloads Last Week:
970
Product ranking:
#1 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • 4 stars

    "Great tech support"

    November 19, 2012   |   By aphilpotts

    Version: MacScan 2.9.4

    Pros

    Quick response to problems when 2.9.4 update refused to accept my serial number. The tech team came up with just the right solution.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Summary

    As an on-demand program, this software is great for housekeeping. It works when I want it to and not when I don't.

    Updated on Nov 19, 2012

    When 2.9.4 update wouldn't accept my serial number, the tech team came up with just the right solution. As an on-demand program, this software is great for housekeeping, on when I want it, and off when I don't.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great technical support"

    October 26, 2012   |   By majbpc

    Version: MacScan 2.9.4

    Pros

    MacScan stopped working on my MacBook Pro for some unknown reason. I sent a report to tech support and they responded within a day. The first suggested fix didn't work, but after I emailed them with more details they quickly came back with a new fix that worked perfectly. No hassles, no problems, excellent support. In addition, I like MacScan and I believe is does a fine job helping protect my Mac from some of the bad stuff out there.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

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  • 4 stars

    "1 star review is totally false and should be deleted"

    March 23, 2012   |   By Alinstpete

    Version: MacScan 2.6

    Pros

    Easy to use and install, effective in finding tracking cookies and spyware, updates its cookies and blacklist frequently, software updates provided at no cost after initial purchase.

    Cons

    May not be strong enough for today's often evil internet kingdom so other measure may be necessary

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  • 4 stars

    "simple, routine computer scan program"

    April 02, 2011   |   By nostromo74

    Version: MacScan 2.7

    Pros

    Finds tracking cookies, extended trial period, periodic updates available for free, simple and uncomplicated.

    Cons

    None, though perhaps it's not quite worth $30 for what it does.

    Summary

    I've used MacScan for a number of months on my Mac Mini and I am satisfied with it. Each time it runs, it finds tracking cookies and allows me to eliminate them. It has yet to find anything else on my computer, though it apparently scans for many types of malware. So I guess I should be thankful I have a clean Mac! It has a 30-day trial but i used it for several months before I voluntarily purchased it. The fact that it consistently identified tracking cookies and scanned for everything else and includes updates (though you have to manually update it) and they did not force me to purchase it after 30 days (my "trial" lasted several months) convinced me it was worth purchasing. It seems like an honest, well-intended malware scan product for the Mac. I do not know of many such programs so I was pleased to discover this and happy to purchase it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Who!! It helps my Mac 10.4.11"

    October 24, 2010   |   By crazy2lolo

    Version: MacScan 2.7

    Pros

    Easy to used.

    Cons

    Take's a long time.

    Summary

    It Works........

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  • 5 stars

    "NOT TRUE!!!"

    April 23, 2009   |   By MACRULES123

    Version: MacScan 2.6

    Pros

    ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO UNINSTALL IS DRAG THE APPLICATION TO THE TRASH. THIS ITEM HAS FOUND VERY USEFUL SPYWARE THAT COULD HAVE INFECTED MY COMPUTER.

    Cons

    NONE AS I HAVE NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY.

    Summary

    GREAT PRODUCT!!! FREE UPDATES FOR LIFE!!

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  • 1 stars

    "No uninstall function forces user to scan or purchase."

    March 23, 2009   |   By amitbec

    Version: MacScan 2.6

    Pros

    Nothing. It hijacks your computer.

    Cons

    It hijacks your computer and should be removed from CNET downloads.

    Summary

    The design of the user interface is to force users to purchase rather than test the product.

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  • 5 stars

    "WELL WORTH IT!!!"

    February 19, 2009   |   By law1976

    Version: MacScan 2.6

    Pros

    EASY TO USE, FREE UPDATES FOR LIFE OF PRODUCT

    Cons

    NONE. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT FOR EVERY MAC USER. IT'S BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.

    Summary

    THIS PROGRAM ACTUALLY CATCHES SPYWARE ON MY COMPUTER AND ISOLATES IT WITH NO PROBLEM. I LOVE IT!!! WORTH THE THIRTY BUCKS!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works fine"

    December 14, 2006   |   By bobsimms

    Version: MacScan 2.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have installed and used MacScan on my entire harddisk. The program is very easy to use and fairly quick. Wheter it really finds any spyware or not, I do not know, since it did not find any Spyware on my computer. In my opinion MacScan is worth a try if you think that you might have Spyware.

    Jonas Möller Nielsen
    Sweden

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't find my spyware"

    September 08, 2006   |   By lazlos

    Version: MacScan 2.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been the recent victim of online fraud. The only thing I can think of that would explain it would be there's some spyware somewhere on my system. (even though I hear it doesn't exist for the mac, maybe it finally does) I downloaded this app and it didn't find anything. So basically...it's useless.

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