MacScan for Mac

MacScan for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.9.4
File Size:
10.31MB
Date Added:
October 16, 2012
Price:
Free to try (30 Day functional 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/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
147,947
Downloads Last Week:
655
Product ranking:
#1 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    4.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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