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◆◆◆ Awarded Macworld | iWorld Best of Show by Macworld UK Magazine ◆◆◆

Securely erase those pesky files that violate your privacy by allowing people to see where you were surfing and what you were doing on your computer. Safely and securely destroy Internet files used for tracking your whereabouts such as cache files, browsing history, cookies, flash cookies and temporary files to clean your Mac and save space while stopping snoopers from spying on your system.

Macworld 2013 Award Nominee

Mac Gem -- Macworld GemFest 2012

Editor's Choice Award -- Macworld UK

5/5 -- Macworld UK

5/5 -- Macworld AU

With PrivacyScan, you can rest assured that your tracks remain covered, your private information remains private, and deleted items stay that way. The secure shredding offered within PrivacyScan goes above and beyond United States Department of Defense (DoD) deletion standards by overwriting files with up to 35 passes to ensure complete deletion of sensitive data.

PrivacyScan works with many media, Internet, and popular apps such as web browsers, to scan for potential privacy threats and offer removal options to help protect your privacy and cleanse your system to save disk space. 

What's New in Version 1.7

• Fixed a bug where some items were not being cleaned correctly in Safari 8
• Fixed a bug where Firefox cache items were not being cleaned in certain situations
• Fixed a bug where the shredding animation was not appearing correctly on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)


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Customer Reviews

App under development! I hope.

I like having an app that cleans my caches and hidden files. Privacy Scan is very basic. Secure cleaning is great but not all files need secure cleaning and there is only one selection for everything. Secure cleaning is either on or off for all of the files and caches of every application. There is no scheduling of cleaning which makes it harder to keep everything cleaned in the minimun amount of time. I was hopeing that I would be able to select which cookies would be saved and which would be cleaned but no luck there, all or nothing. Another anoying issue is that you have to quit when cleaning is done. I would have liked to select certain programs to clean using non-secure cleaning, running the app, then running the app again using secure cleaning for the other programs. I used to have an program that would do all of these functions, plus much more, but Smith Micro didn’t keep their program current with the Mac OS.

Fantastic App!

Was looking for a “antivirus” software for my Mac since it was beginning to get slower and I was suspecting a virus or some sort of spyware. I then found privacy scan, and it’s absolutely terrific. I use it everytime I’m done using the internet right before I shut down my computer. It usually find 15-17 items to delete overtime and when I fist used it, it found a ridiculoud amount of things that were deleted. I’ve been using it every day since then because it’s greatly improved the performance on my computer.

I Love my iMac

Privacy Scan does what it advertises to do…More. I wish I had found this product sooner. I use it everytime I am on the Web. I have told several people about it, they also think its Great also, you will too. I can’t rate it high enough. It takes all of the other stuff off of your computer that you did not know the web sites were putting on your computer while you were on their site. First time I used Privacy Scan, it cleaned over 1 GB of unwanted material off my hard drive. What else can I say?

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7
  • Size: 2.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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