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MacScan for Mac

$49.99

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    193,010
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 14, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    391
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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While still rare, spyware affecting Mac operating systems has gained more attention in recent years. MacScan for Mac provides an effective and supported solution.

Available as a free demo version for 30 days, MacScan for Mac requires a $39.99 payment in order to continue its use. Despite the program's large size, the installation process went well. The user is immediately prompted to install updated spyware and tracking cookie definition files after starting the program for the first time, and MacScan automatically checks for updates regularly. The clean, simple interface should be familiar to any virus scan user. Large, well-placed buttons are easily identified by their function. Users have the option to perform quick scans of commonly infected files or full system scans, which take far longer. The quick scan performed during our testing was completed in a typical amount of time and located numerous tracking cookies, indicating the program performed its function well. Upon request, the program isolated the selected tracking cookies as would be expected. The program did not find any spyware, but there may not have been any to find.

While debate exists regarding the need for spyware scanning on Mac systems, MacScan performs well and is easy to use, which makes it an attractive option for any Mac user looking for a good spyware removal software.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 18

3 stars

"Its Ok for Mac"

January 19, 2016  |  By connork06

2016-01-19 17:48:06  |  By connork06

 |  Version: MacScan 2.6

Pros

Its Ok for Mac
Cleans out cookies and some Malware and adware

Cons

Way too expensive a significant increase from last version and you will have to renew it every 1 to 2 years ??
Customer Service never responded to email
Trail version only lets you know what it finds and will not let you clean it until you buy it Whats up with that?? What is 30 day trial version for ?

Summary

I would give some of the free ones out there a chance before thinking of buying this one

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2 stars

"Does Not Support El Capitan"

October 21, 2015  |  By ikoiko

2015-10-21 20:16:42  |  By ikoiko

 |  Version: MacScan 2.9.5

Pros

ID's tracking cookies and eradicates them

Cons

Is not compatible with El Capitan. Until it is updated it does not see any Safari cookies.

Summary

Wait until they update it.

Updated on Dec 12, 2015

As of 12/12/15 Macscan still does not support El Capitan (10.11). If I could I'd drop the rating to 1 star.

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2 stars

"Was decent - no longer supported/updated"

December 19, 2014  |  By Batt4Christ

2014-12-19 19:48:37  |  By Batt4Christ

 |  Version: MacScan 2.9.4

Pros

Use to work - use to be updated. Use to be simple.

Cons

The developer hasn't updated in over two years.

Summary

What happened? Web site still looks functional - but no news or update info. It also appears they will still accept your money! Hello... No update in over 2 years makes this not worth a penny.

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2 stars

"Does not pick up the malware Trovi"

November 11, 2014  |  By canmovies

2014-11-11 22:50:25  |  By canmovies

 |  Version: MacScan 2.9.4

Pros

Easy to load.

Cons

Does not pick up the malware Trovi or the banner adds being placed on pages on Firefox or Google Chrome.

Summary

I was going to buy this software if the demo were to remove Trovi and the software which accompanies it for creating banner ads and pop up adds, but MacScan was not that thorough, and browser continue to be buggy. Not impressed.

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4 stars

"Great tech support"

November 19, 2012  |  By aphilpotts

2012-11-19 16:11:00  |  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

2012-10-26 13:12:42  |  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

2012-03-23 16:54:34  |  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

2011-04-02 20:08:15  |  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

2010-10-24 10:14:03  |  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

2009-04-23 16:19:37  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
MacScan 3 offers an all-new approach to the way we protect against security and privacy threats, including a streamlined user experience, new features, and major improvements to speed and stability.
General
Publisher SecureMac
Publisher web site http://www.securemac.com/
Release Date January 13, 2016
Date Added January 14, 2016
Version 3.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.72MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 193,010
Downloads Last Week 391
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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