MacScan 2.9.4

A lightweight and easy-to-use security utility designed to help you scan your Mac's hard disk for trojan horses and various spyware
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MacScan is a user-oriented and simple to use OS X application designed to provide you with a user-friendly interface to a toolset capable of scanning for, finding and removing a wide assortment of spyware, trojans, dialer apps, backdoors and key-loggers from your Mac's hard disk.

User-friendly anti-malware and anti-spyware Mac utility with a sweet tooth for ad-tracking cookies

Moreover, the MacScan application has been created from the get-go to also help you find and delete all ad-tracking cookies without losing all your saved usernames and passwords.

Additionally, thanks to MacScan’s robust malware detection and cleaning methods, you will be able to safely detect and remove keystroke loggers, spyware and trojans with just a few mouse clicks.

Designed to help you detect and remove surreptitiously installed remote management apps

On top of that, MacScan is also capable to detect remote administration applications that might have been maliciously installed on your system.

Furthermore, as an extra bonus, from MacScan's Web Files tab you can select the web browsers and the type of files you wish to clean.  This way, you can make sure that your Mac’s hard disk is always free of unneeded files and all your web browsers are in tip-top shape.

Provides you with an easy to configure malware scanning schedule

What is more, by accessing the MacScan Scheduler window, you can effortlessly setup a scanning schedule which will allow you to program scans for any day of the week or for all of them if you want to make sure that your Mac’s is always under close watch.

On the downside, MacScan has not been updated for quite some time, so you should take its malware detection capabilities with a grain of salt, because newer malware and spyware tools might escape its scrutiny.

Easy to use OS X tool for protecting your Mac from malware, key-loggers and all sorts of spyware

On the whole, MacScan is an intuitive OS X app that manages to make scanning for and cleaning your Mac of a vast selection of spyware and malware, as well as possibly malicious applications, a simple and undemanding task.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 12th, 2014

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operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later
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Universal Binary
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What's New in This Release:
  • Added support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Fixed a bug where MacScan could sometimes delete all cookies instead of just tracking cookies for Firefox and SeaMonkey in some situations
  • Updated eSellerate engine for improved compatibility with OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8
  • User interface changes and updates
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