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SecureMac Tackles Tough Privacy Concerns with PrivacyScan 1.9.4

Posted on March 23, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada — Concern for personal privacy in the digital world is at an all-time high, and with prominent stories about data breaches and leaks on the rise, users are right to want to take better control of their data. However, Mac users today must often engage in a battle with their own web browsers to maintain their privacy.

To help win that fight, SecureMac has released the latest update to PrivacyScan, version 1.9.4. This refresh brings important bug fixes to the software for improved usability and navigation. More importantly, it also includes full compatibility with the latest version of macOS, High Sierra (version 10.13+).

“Our goal has always been to put user privacy first,” said Nicholas Raba, President and CEO of SecureMac. “With PrivacyScan, we’re always working hard to ensure users get the final word about what happens to all the unseen files and leftover browsing data that might expose their usage and history.”

Utilizing advanced cleaning methods, it is simple for users to click and destroy any cache files, browsing histories, and hidden tracking cookies placed by advertisers which may lurk on their machine. With data removal methods that exceed US Department of Defense standards, PrivacyScan wipes out this information and leaves no trace.

Additional changes in PrivacyScan 1.9.4 include:

• 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

PrivacyScan is available now through the official Mac App Store and from the SecureMac website for $14.99; current PrivacyScan owners can upgrade at no additional cost. A free trial download is also available for users interested in taking greater control over their everyday digital privacy.

About SecureMac

SecureMac, founded in 1999, began its efforts to safeguard user privacy and enhance Mac security in 2005 with the release of the original MacScan. Since that time, SecureMac has remained a leader in providing Apple users with privacy and anti-malware solutions. From the creation of the next-generation anti-malware scanner, MacScan 3, to its continued work on PrivacyScan, users can easily gather the necessary tools to protect themselves. SecureMac also provides a constantly-updated source for Apple security news and developments on its website, SecureMac.com.

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