Developer:, Inc.

Current Version: 1.9.3

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 2.6 MB - Download


◆◆◆ 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.


Release Notes:

• Fixed a bug where Chrome Browsing History wasn’t being fully cleaned in certain situations
• Fixed a bug where Chrome Sync Alert would continue to appear even if sync had already been disabled
• User interface updates and improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7
Review by David in Missouri

I Love my iMac - Privacy Scan does what it advertises to do…More. I wish I had found this product sooner. I use it everytime I am on the Web. I have told several people about it, they also think its Great also, you will too. I can’t rate it high enough. It takes all of the other stuff off of your computer that you did not know the web sites were putting on your computer while you were on their site. First time I used Privacy Scan, it cleaned over 1 GB of unwanted material off my hard drive. What else can I say?

Found helpful by 24 out of 24 people
Version 1.7
Review by LinkerX

Do not waste your money - Many apps can do what this app does for free.

Found helpful by 6 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.9.3
Review by Mactarian

Used to work perfect, but not on High Sierra - This app used to work perfectly. However after upgrading to High Sierra, it often hangs mid process. I hope the devolper fixes it, it has been a while since there was an update.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.9.3
Review by Mr Tom V

Easy to use - I’ve been using Privacy Scan for several years now and I believe it s cleaning my files as described. What I don’t know is if they are tracking all traffic. I’m trusting they are doing the job and and can say I haven’t had any encounters that I’m aware of. It’s ashame the world has made people so sceptical about everything.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
Version 1.9.3
Review by MCGulangyu

Will there be a High Sierra update??? - This is a good piece of software. I liked it a lot - until I upgraded to MacOS High Sierra. I am looking forward to an update of PrivacyScan, since it does not work with High Sierra …

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.9.3
Review by E. from Boston

Great App, easy to use ... - PrivacyScan has been easy to use and effective. When my system seems sluggish, I remember to run PrivacyScan and it really seems to help. I am always amazed to see what extras end up on my laptop after I do a cleaning, it’s usually GBs. My last cleaning had 46 threats cleaned, and zero skipped! Regular scans are recommended and they are quick.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.9.3
Review by 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

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people