Review | Virus and Malware Removal

MacScan 3

Malware protection

MacScan 3 is a Malware and Virus removal software from SecureMac who have been developing MacScan since 2006 and have been responsible for  the discovery of many new dangerous Malware virus's along the way.

 

MacScan's Interface is simple and intuitive, giving you options to either
run the full malware scan or to run the Internet clean up which removes unwanted files left behind by web browsers. Also included is a comprehensive malware library giving you names and definitions of all the different types of malware and virus's.

Pros:

Cons:

Malware, Virus & Cookie removal

 

scheduled scanning

yearly subscription model

MacScan: Interface

Malware

software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorised access to a computer system.

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Trojan Horse

A type of malware that is often disguised as legitimate software. Users are tricked by some form of social engineering into loading and executing Trojans on their systems.

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Cookie

A small bit of information that a website stores on your computer. When you revisit the website, your browser sends the information back to the site.

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MacScan also includes a tracking cookie scanner, which is capable of detecting well over 25,000 known cookies; and its cookie database is constantly being added to. Once the scan is complete you can choose which cookies you want to delete, as well as creating a custom blacklist and whitelist of cookies you automatically want to reject or keep.

 

MacScan has a built-in scan scheduler that lets you choose the time and date when a scan should run; The program also offers several ways to scan for malware, including the new Smart Scan feature which targets the locations where malware is known to hide.

 

Conclusion

With the proliferation of Mac virus's on the rise you do not want to be without some form of additional virus and malware protection for your mac, Macscan is more than capable of filling this rising need and with automatic scheduled scanning you can rest assured that you are always protected.

 

The current pricing is on a yearly subscription model, but the developers Securemac are offering discounts on multi-year and and multi-year licenses which makes the pricing a bit more enticing.

 

 

All details are correct as of reviewed date November 2020.

Price:

30 day evaluation

1 Year: $49.99

2 Years: $79.99

OS:

Mac OS X 10.8 and higher

88%

ease of use

Interface

effectiveness

price

 

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