Descriptions for PrivacyScan 1.9.4
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.7 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://www.securemac.com/
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/privacyscan/id494950833?mt=12
Enables you to quickly delete the files that contain information about your internet activity and computer usage in order to protect your privacy.
Both your online and offline activity is stored in cache files, cookies, flash cookies, browsing history files, temporary files and so on. PrivacyScan is a small macOS application that can track down the files that contain personal information and helps you delete them in a secure manner.
Prevents data recovery by overwriting deleted files with 35 passes
To make sure no one can recuperate the data, PrivacyScan will overwrite the files with up to 35 passes: as a result, your system will be kept clean and no one will be able to extract data once the process is over.
PrivacyScan comes with a Setup Assistant that will help you get started and configure the settings to match your own needs: the app detects the apps that might contain privacy threats and allows you to adjust the cleaning options.
Support for detecting privacy concerns related to a most popular web browsers
PrivacyScan offers support for a wide list of web browsers, such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Flock, Opera, Camino or Shiira, and, more importantly, you are able to customize the settings for each browser via its Preferences window.
The same area will also allow you to adjust the cleaning settings for the Finder, iCab, OmniWeb, Preview or QuickTime apps.
Furthermore, you can also choose to delete the files using the standard deletion method or you can opt for the secure shredding tool: includes multiple security levels, going from one to 35-pass threats overwriting.
Full-featured tool for detecting privacy threats, cleaning your Mac and securely delete your data
The app will notify you each time you install a new app that might lead to privacy issues but you must perform periodical scans to actually remove the data: in the main window you must select the apps you want to scan and then press the shredding button to delete the detected files.
To sum it all up, PrivacyScan is a powerful and useful tool to have on your Mac if you are looking for a simple way to delete cache files, cookies or other types of files that can be a threat to your privacy.
What’s new in PrivacyScan 1.9.4
- 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