MacScan for Mac

MacScan for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    167,171
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30 Day functional trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    10.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    865
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 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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2 stars

"Was decent - no longer supported/updated"

December 19, 2014  |  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

 |  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

 |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.4
SecureMac releases MacScan 2.9.4 offering full Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) support as well as interface updates and enhanced support for both Firefox and SeaMonkey web browsers. The latest version also adds the latest definitions to protect against the malware affecting Mac OS X and has been featured in the August 2012 issue of Macworld as "Hot Stuff: What We're Raving about This Month."
General
Publisher SecureMac
Publisher web site http://www.securemac.com/
Release Date October 16, 2012
Date Added October 16, 2012
Version 2.9.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.31MB
File Name MacScanInstaller.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 167,171
Downloads Last Week 865
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 Day functional trial
Price $39.99

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