◆◆◆ 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.
• PrivacyScan is now compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
• Fixed a bug where Chrome Download Metadata wasn’t being identified for cleaning in some situations
• Fixed a bug where Firefox Browsing History wasn’t being identified for cleaning in some situations
• Fixed a bug where Firefox Download History wasn’t being identified for cleaning in some situations
• Fixed a bug where Safari Caches were not being identified for cleaning in some 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.
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
Doesn’t really work
I have a cookie on Safari that I have deleted numerous times and it spontaneously returns, so I bought PrivacyScan to eliminate it. After running the program, deleting all the items PrivacyScan “found” and even restarting my computer….the same cookie reappeared. So, I contacted PrivacyScan customer service and was told, "Every time you launch Safari, it checks for the existence of the Safari cookie database. If the database isn't found, it recreates a default, empty cookie database. There are no cookies in this type of default cookie database at the time it is created. You need to browse the web before cookies entries are added to the cookie database.” — Nice no-answer answer, so I asked how to remove the “empty cookie database”. Never got a response from customer service on that. — Save your money. Don’t buy PrivacyScan.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- 2.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.7 or later.
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.