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Apple Acknowledges OS X Malware
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SecureMac at MacWorld 2008
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June 10th, 2009date

Apple Acknowledges OS X Malware

Apple has finally acknowledged that spyware and viruses are a threat for Mac OS X, as well as the latest operating system in the works, Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard will be adding new technology to help prevent against attacks such as sandboxing and anti-phishing features in Safari. This, however, is not a 100% solution to protect against malware.

We applaud Apple for recognizing that Macs are not immune to malware, as it contradicts their TV commercials which attack their counter-parts by implying Macs are completely secure. However, it is important to recognize that these new technologies in the operating system will not protect against all threats.

From Apple’s website: ‘The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box. However, since no system can be 100 percent immune from every threat, antivirus software may offer additional protection.’

To take it a step further, many anti-virus companies do not protect against the latest spyware threats, and only focus on viruses. Those who do claim to protect against malware do not protect against the latest threats or commercially available spyware applications — charging subscription fees while not fully protecting users against malware. This is where MacScan comes in to offer protection as we have been since 2005 with our fast loading, clean and intuitive software for one flat rate.

MacScan protects against the latest spyware threats to Mac OS X, including trojan horses and keyloggers. MacScan goes a step further, and manages privacy concerns such as tracking cookies and web files that may contain personal or confidential information. MacScan identifies threats to your security and privacy, and allows you to quickly remove the threats from your system.

About MacScan
MacScan quickly detects, isolates and removes spyware from Macintosh computers using both real-time spyware definition updating and unique detection methods. The software also manages internet-related clutter on your computer. It is designed for Mac OS X version 10.2.4 and later.

For more information, or to download a demo version of MacScan, visit

About SecureMac
Since 1999, has been at the forefront of Macintosh system security. The site not only features complete Macintosh Anti-Spyware and Antivirus solutions, but also operates as a clearinghouse for news, reviews and discussion of Apple computer security issues. Users from novice to the most advanced will find useful information at SecureMac that is designed to make their computer experience trouble free.

For more information about SecureMac, visit

April 9th, 2009date

MacScan Coupon Codes

SecureMac occasionally sends out coupon codes through e-mail promotions allowing users to take advantage of great promotional deals. If you haven’t yet joined our mailing list you can do so here.




How to Apply Coupon Codes

To redeem your coupon code for MacScan simply start the checkout process, you will see a coupon code/promotional code field. This is where you enter the MacScan coupon code to apply any promotional discounts for MacScan. Our MacScan coupon codes are generally time limited, when you receive a coupon code be sure to check the expiration date for the code. You may use the code until the end of the day (PST) before it expires.

March 3rd, 2008date

SecureMac at MacWorld 2008

MacScan team at MWSF08Over the past three years, we have noted a drastic change in security education among Mac OS X users.  When we first started promoting MacScan, our anti-spyware utility, at MacWorld San Francisco, we found confusion to surround the issue of security for many users.  While many users appreciated the proactive approach to security we provided with MacScan, there were an equal number of users who were under the impression that Macs were completely immune to spyware and security threats, and were quite adamant in their beliefs!  As the years have passed, we have seen a new trend in security education for OS X, with users taking security much more seriously as new threats are introduced to OS X and the media covers these issues.

MacScan has also evolved over the years to ensure protection against the latest spyware threats, added support to detect over 8000 blacklisted cookies, and added new features such as the ability to schedule automated scans.

As more people learn about Mac security, we’ve realized that households are now looking to protect more than one computer.  In response to this new demand, we are pleased to announce the release of our Family Pack pricing.  With the MacScan Family Pack, you can protect up to three computers for $49.99, a savings of over 44%.

To receive our latest news, advisories, incentives and deals, be sure to join our mailing list.  This past year, we gave out exhibit hall passes to MacWorld, so don’t miss out — join today!

November 4th, 2007date
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MacScan Weblog

Welcome to the official MacScan weblog! A place where you can read up on our latest developments, betas and incite behind MacScan and the spyware for the Macintosh.

Our team will be communicating directly with you and we look forward to your readership. Today we announce the weblog and a redesign to the MacScan homepage. If you find any bugs, hiccups or have any recommendations we always look for your feedback.