◆◆◆ 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.
• Fixed a bug where PrivacyScan cleaning could hang when using the Secure Shredding option under macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
• Fixed a bug where Finder Recent Items, QuickTime Recent Items, and Preview Recent Items weren't being cleaned correctly under macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
• Fixed a bug where Firefox Webpage Icons weren't being fully cleaned in certain situations
• Fixed a bug where Firefox Last Session Information wasn’t being fully cleaned in certain situations
• User interface updates and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Does a good job, Great App
I like having an app that cleans my caches and hidden files. Privacy Scan is very basic. 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. So this does the job, my browser runs faster, takes less time to load a page. It dosen't delete stuff that I need. That is what its all about.
Doesn't work with chrome browser
Unfortunately the app does not delete the history for Chrome browser at all, And there is no indication that it did not function correctly. When you open the history for chrome after using the app, all of the history is still there. Seems to work normally in Firefox, and Safari. But then again how do you really know if it did it's whole job or not? If you use it a second time in a row, it shows zero threats even without deleting the history.
Finally……an App that does exactly what it says
These days you cant seem to buy anything thats works like advertised, much less work at all. So much garbage in the “app store”. Ever since I bought this app, it has worked perfectly. No problems at ALL…….That being said, 5 stars hands down. It does what it says, and customer / tech support is there if you need it. Thank You for a job well done. CD
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.