PrivacyScan 4+, Inc.

    • 4.1 • 231 Ratings
    • $14.99



◆◆◆ 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

Version 1.9.5

• 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

4.1 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

JimBobPrime ,

Clears out the Junk

On this mac mini I'm using OS 12.6.7 / I can't remember when I first started using Privacy Scan but it was long ago. Simple and very effective for removing all the stuff that slows down any computer. Searchs deep to remove any un-needed stuff that slows down the computer. Gets rid of the Mac spinning wheel of death. Don't worry about loosing cookies, just log in again.

Kendot ,

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.

Deepseacmod ,

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

App Privacy

The developer,, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.