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SecureMac Releases PrivacyScan 1.1

Posted on April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada – is thrilled to announce the release of PrivacyScan 1.1, Privacy Protection for your Mac. PrivacyScan is a utility designed for people who value privacy and want to keep their online and offline experiences private. PrivacyScan has already received rave reviews including being awarded Best of Show for Macworld | iWorld by Macworld UK and has seen top ranking in the utilities section of the Mac App Store.

“Advanced operating system technology and enhanced network security measures might convince the typical user that privacy tools are a thing of the past. That’s the mentality that unscrupulous individuals are counting on. In reality, increasing amounts of data, especially sensitive data, are now stored electronically, and correspondingly the incidences of data snooping, theft and invasion have drastically increased,” said Nicholas Raba, SecureMac’s CEO. “It is absolutely essential that users empower themselves with tools like PrivacyScan in order to safeguard their private information. For example, PrivacyScan securely removes files on the system which could lead to the exposure of private computer usage and web browsing data if they were left in place.”

Every time you surf the web or use your computer, bits of information are left behind — information that could compromise your privacy. PrivacyScan provides protection against these threats by scanning your Mac for files containing sensitive information and offering multiple levels of shredding to securely erase them from your system. With PrivacyScan, you can safely and securely destroy these hidden threats — saving space on your system and keeping your personal information from prying eyes.

PrivacyScan 1.1 includes added privacy cleaning support for the OS X recent folders, as well as download quarantine history. Additionally, this new version of PrivacyScan adds enhancements to the user interface and experience, including bug fixes as well as an option for rating the app.

PrivacyScan works by searching for known applications which leave files on your computer that could lead to privacy concerns. PrivacyScan offers support for a wide range of items, including popular web browsers such as Camino, Chrome, Firefox, Flock, iCab, OmniWeb, Opera, Safari, SeaMonkey, and Shiira, privacy threats presented by Flash Cookies, as well as standard apps such as Finder, Preview, and QuickTime. Once a scan has run its course and privacy threats have been detected, PrivacyScan offers a variety of choices for cleaning — from a standard quick delete to one of the many secure delete shredding options.

With PrivacyScan, you can rest assured that your tracks remain covered, your private information remains private, and deleted items stay that way. To learn more about PrivacyScan visit

Pricing and Availability

PrivacyScan 1.1 is available for $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

Press and Media

Press and media are invited to contact SecureMac for NFR review copies of PrivacyScan by contacting

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