Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

PrivacyScan for Mac

Editors' Review

by   / March 16, 2014

PrivacyScan for Mac scans known locations in supported apps and securely disposes of sensitive information that can compromise your privacy. This premium product features file shredding with up to 35 passes and has built-in support for a fair number of Apple, as well as third-party apps. While this app proves speedy and easy to use, it won't completely protect you since no cleaning actions are taken on apps that are not explicitly supported.

When launched for the first time, PrivacyScan for Mac presents you with a setup assistant that walks you through choosing a security level and configuring which types of information should be deleted. The main interface is very minimalistic and to the point. Two modes for deletion are available, the system default, and a secure one in which the deleted data is overwritten up to 35 times. During testing we were asked to close the apps that were to be cleaned. It took us about a second to scan Preview, Finder, and QuickTime and another eight seconds to clean them. The seven-pass shredder on Safari took 14 seconds.

If you're concerned about leaving potentially revealing information on your hard drive, a tool like PrivacyScan for Mac can calm your fears. While the app runs well and performs as expected, its limited app support means that not all sensitive information on your Mac will be removed. Still, for security enthusiasts it's a good to have app.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PrivacyScan for Mac 1.5.

What do you need to know about free software?

Editors' Review

by   / March 16, 2014

PrivacyScan for Mac scans known locations in supported apps and securely disposes of sensitive information that can compromise your privacy. This premium product features file shredding with up to 35 passes and has built-in support for a fair number of Apple, as well as third-party apps. While this app proves speedy and easy to use, it won't completely protect you since no cleaning actions are taken on apps that are not explicitly supported.

When launched for the first time, PrivacyScan for Mac presents you with a setup assistant that walks you through choosing a security level and configuring which types of information should be deleted. The main interface is very minimalistic and to the point. Two modes for deletion are available, the system default, and a secure one in which the deleted data is overwritten up to 35 times. During testing we were asked to close the apps that were to be cleaned. It took us about a second to scan Preview, Finder, and QuickTime and another eight seconds to clean them. The seven-pass shredder on Safari took 14 seconds.

If you're concerned about leaving potentially revealing information on your hard drive, a tool like PrivacyScan for Mac can calm your fears. While the app runs well and performs as expected, its limited app support means that not all sensitive information on your Mac will be removed. Still, for security enthusiasts it's a good to have app.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PrivacyScan for Mac 1.5.

screenshots

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9.5

PrivacyScan 1.9.5 adds support for macOS Mojave, Apple's most recent release of their flagship operating system. While Apple continues to enhance digital security for improved user protection, SecureMac has ensured uninterrupted privacy protections via their robust tool for cleaning up what web browsing leaves behind. With just a few clicks, it's easy to completely eliminate a user's browsing history, cumbersome cache files, and tracking cookies - even the stubborn ones that advertisers do their best to disguise.

General

Publisher SecureMac
Publisher web site http://www.securemac.com/
Release Date December 14, 2018
Date Added December 16, 2018
Version 1.9.5

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan

Download Information

File Size 6.15MB
File Name PrivacyScan.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 637
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $14.99
Report a problem
`