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SecureMac Continues Pushing Mac Security Forward with Release of MacScan 3.1

Posted on May 30, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada — With malware making headlines nearly every week, users everywhere wonder how to keep their computers safe. Today, SecureMac released the latest version of its flagship security software, MacScan 3.1. Since its initial release over a year ago, MacScan 3 has led the way with user-friendly and intuitive anti-malware protection. Its original support for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) through OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) has since been expanded to include the latest version of macOS 10.12 (Sierra). With last year’s emergence of the KeRanger ransomware and with popular Mac applications like Handbrake suffering from malware infections, Mac users have more to guard against than ever before.

“We’ve continued to look for ways to innovate cutting-edge malware protection and enhancements to user experience in the face of new threats,” said Nicholas Raba, SecureMac President & CEO. “Over the last year, we’ve seen Mac malware undergo a quantum leap. Trojans horses and keyloggers are still a problem, but now we need to look out for ransomware with as much vigilance as we do for other threats. We want to be sure we protect users from all the threats out there, whether they’re five years or five days old. With MacScan 3.1, we’ve taken further strides in providing Mac users of all skill levels with the tools they need for good security.”

MacScan 3.1 features improvements to ensure the delivery of timely malware definition updates to protect against emergent threats without disrupting scheduled scans. Additionally, it includes important bug fixes to bolster MacScan’s ability to find and destroy malware — all while incorporating further streamlining to the user interface. Meanwhile, SecureMac continues to provide users with a valuable online source of news and updates on the latest in the security world through its website. From looking back at past threats to looking ahead for potential malware outbreaks in the future, staying informed is key to staying protected.

Besides delivering digital security to keep users malware-free, the latest version of MacScan 3 also continues to deliver outstanding performance with the following additional features:

  • Custom Scan Scheduler and Automatic Cleanup: Pick and choose what type of scan and when to run it with the customizable scheduler built into MacScan 3. Regularly obliterate tracking cookies or run a nightly anti-malware scan so you can sleep soundly knowing you are secure.
  • Internet Clutter Cleanup: Rapidly free up valuable space while protecting your privacy. Use MacScan 3’s built-in cleaning tools to remove private browsing data and cache file clutter securely.
  • Free and automatic updates to malware definitions: When new threats arise, MacScan 3 automatically receives updates to allow it to detect and remove new malware.
  • Custom cookie whitelist & blacklist: Take control over who tracks you on the web with MacScan 3’s built-in blacklist of unwanted tracking cookies, now tens of thousands strong. Define trusted sites and allow only cookies you trust with the included whitelist feature.

MacScan 3.1 is available for purchase now at $49.99 for a one-year subscription. Your subscription includes access to the leading round-the-clock protection from Mac malware threats, the SecureMac knowledge base, online tech support, and more. To try the full version of MacScan 3.1 free for 30-days, download it now from

Existing MacScan 3 users receive 3.1 as a free upgrade. Users of MacScan 2 may be eligible for a subscription discount. To check your eligibility or to learn more, visit

About SecureMac

Founded in 1999, SecureMac works to inform Mac users about malware and deliver protection against those threats. Since the release of the first MacScan in 2005, SecureMac has cemented its status as a leader in Apple security through continuing efforts to give users the necessary tools. Besides MacScan 3, SecureMac also publishes PrivacyScan, a powerful web privacy tool that empowers users to control their online browsing data. The Checklist, a weekly podcast discussing the latest topics in Mac security and malware, is also available through

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