About SecureMac

Protecting and educating Mac users since 1999

Before SecureMac was created, no central resource existed that was devoted to Macintosh security, and it was rare for Apple news sites to report security issues. SecureMac was founded on the principle of raising awareness about Mac security, and initially started as Mac-oriented security news portal.

It soon became apparent to SecureMac that Mac users sought security solutions that no company provided at the time. With high demand, SecureMac began to grow, expanding its team and providing security consulting services. SecureMac's rapid expansion culminated in the development of MacScan and PrivacyScan, its flagship products for security, privacy, and anti-malware.

Today, SecureMac is considered by many to be a key contributor to the Mac security world. Over the years, we've received many accolades and awards, which only strengthens our commitment to providing security solutions for our users. We’ll continue to lead the industry with research, news and products to help protect those who love their Macs.

SecureMac timeline

  • SecureMac launches as a Mac security news portal.

  • MacScan is released for Mac OS X.

  • Blacklisted tracking cookie detection added to MacScan.

  • DNSChanger trojan horse discovered, SecureMac releases free removal tool.

  • Apple acknowledges that spyware and viruses are a threat for Mac OS X. SecureMac releases free removal tool for iWorkServices trojan horse. New variants of DNSChanger trojan horse discovered & detected. SecureMac celebrates 10 year anniversary.

  • SecureMac discovers Boonana trojan horse, releases free removal tool.

  • BlackHole RAT trojan horse discovered and analyzed. SecureMac identifies a new variant of MAC Defender, releases security bulletin & removal guide.

  • SecureMac releases PrivacyScan for the Mac App Store to address privacy issues in OS X. PrivacyScan awarded Best of Show for Macworld | iWorld by Macworld UK.

  • PrivacyScan is shortlisted for Best Consumer Software in Macworld UK's 2013 Awards. SecureMac discovers an adware installer bundled with popular apps on CNET's Download.com.

  • SecureMac celebrates 15 year anniversary. SecureMac discovers OSX/CoinThief.A, a new bitcoin stealing trojan horse.

  • SecureMac.com website relaunched with new design, features, advisories and news!

  • SecureMac announces major release of MacScan 3, available for immediate download!

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