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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 1.9

• Fixed a bug with cleaning in secure shredding mode on macOS 10.12 (Sierra)


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Customer Reviews

Still has some flaws

When I initially got this app, it seemed to work very well. Not sure if the updates messed something up, but now it doesn’t clear my history very well. I’ll run it, and sometimes it takes a while to go through the Safari Meta Cache and Web cache. Several minutes actually! Then when I open Safari, my history is either partially cleared or not cleared at all!! This happens randomly. I’m still using OS El Capitan, but this shouldn’t make a difference. So it’s basically not reliable at the moment. SecureMac needs to look into this.

Works Great

I like this app as it finds stuff that remains behind even after getting apps, such as Safari & Firefox, to clear out cookies, etc. Safari seems to be the worst offender for keeping stuff that I don’t want it to but this app finds & cleans them all out. UPDATE: The latest version (1.9) continues to work great!!


This app does the same job I used to use 2 different apps to perform. It’s quick, and simple to use. I’ve even verified what it does using different applications, and it cleans everyhting I ask it to very well.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.9
  • Size: 2.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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