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Editors' Review

by   / February 24, 2013

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1

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. Fixed a bug where errors could occur during update checks when running scheduled scans in some situations Fixed a bug where malware isolation errors could occur in rare cases User interface updates and improvements

General

Publisher SecureMac
Publisher web site http://www.securemac.com/
Release Date June 01, 2017
Date Added June 02, 2017
Version 3.1

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 9.92MB
File Name MacScan.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 208,943
Downloads Last Week 21

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99
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