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Updated Spyware Protection for Mac

The fact that viruses, as we know them on Windows systems, are not present on Mac systems with the same frequency doesn’t  mean they don’t exist, but since they are so scarce, you should worry more about other threats , such as spyware. Today, I have just found out about a program used to combat this threat that has just been updated, and I have to tell you about it…

Coming from a software company called SecureMac, MacScan is a program designed to detect, isolate and remove spyware, keyloggers and trojan horses, as well as to bring awareness to remote administration applications that could have been maliciously or inadvertently installed on your Apple computer. Its latest version, wearing the “2.3” version label, was released yesterday, and comes with something new…

Having Internet privacy in mind, SecureMac added to MacScan a blacklisted cookie scanner that maintains a list of known tracking cookies, and when it is run, removes them from the web browsers installed in your system in which these cookies are found. The best part is that while the blacklisted cookies are removed, you won’t find your passwords and user names lost after this action completes, like it happens in other similar cases.

MacScan protects your computer 24/7, scanning in background for spyware, keystroke loggers, Trojan horses, blacklisted cookies and remote administration applications. When such a threat is found, you are warned about it and given the chance to choose the action to perform, but you can also set automatic actions to be performed by the program in such a situation.

This update includes support for US English and Korean, while upgrading from previous 2.x versions is free. MacScan 2.3 costs 24.95$ for new users and requires Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later, being available as a Universal Binary application.


News, Apple, Mac, Spyware

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