Free Anti-Spyware for Mac

Sep 20, 2010 - 15 Comments

anti-spyware tool for mac Who doesn’t love free software? MacScan is a full service anti-spyware detection tool for Mac OS X and for a short time is available entirely for free, so you need to jump on this one quick. For a limited time only (just today: 9/20) you can download this anti-spyware tool for FREE.

Get the free anti-spyware tool for your Mac:

  • Go to the MacScan download site for the 5.2mb installer
  • Launch the app and when prompted, click on “Purchase MacScan”
  • In the ‘Coupon Code’ section on the right hand side, enter in “PIRATE” to bring the cost to $0 (make sure the currency is set in US Dollars)
  • Continue through the checkout to get your MacScan serial number
  • Download, install, and register by midnight PST today 9/20!

After you get your serial number you just need to register it with MacScan by selecting ‘Register MacScan’ from the menu, this will unlock all the features.

free antispyware for mac

If you happen to miss the boat, you can still download and use the spyware detection tool for free but it has some limited functionality and will expire after 30 days. There really isn’t that much spyware floating around in Mac OS X which is a wonderful thing, but it’s still nice to have the ability to check in case you suspect spyware is installed.

If you want to dig into the nittygritty of it, we have covered how to check spyware on the Mac before using completely manual methods, it’s a much more technical approach than using a 3rd party utility like this though.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Troubleshooting

15 Comments

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  1. Robin says:

    I’m not really worried about spyware but I grabbed the download anyway, thanks.

    Better safe than sorry!

  2. Dustin says:

    Sorry abauth my English:(

    not good for anything, it just searches!
    I used a few months, but never found anything!
    To insatall software like this, causes more trouble in your system than they made good for you:)

  3. Andrew says:

    Seems like it would be a good free program for scanning my school usb drive. Sometimes some of the school’s Windows computers are infected with a virus and transfer them onto the usb drive. Although it won’t harm OS X, its still nice to be able to remove the infection so I can continue to use the usb drive with other Windows computers.

  4. Rob says:

    Does anyone else NOT have the option to register? It’s grayed out within my menu.

  5. Dustin says:

    Please, someone post me a screen shot from OSX virus, trojan and spayware! I realy like to see one! I use Mac 5 years, the firewal is never turn on, and nothing happend:)
    Prefer to pay attention to all the sites you visit, what software you install, and where you downloaded from, and pay attention to what and how it is stored on your computer….

  6. Valashtar says:

    Seems a bit unnecessary to me…

  7. Mike Reys says:

    By the time this got into the feed, it was too late. So how can we uninstall this software properly? Where does it install files (apart from the /Application folder)?

  8. Alberto says:

    Don’t work, it stays in demo version.

    MacScan TOBW works.
    But The One Bit Wonder is a very know cracker, owner of the site http://www.macserialjunkie.com/

    So your link leads to a pirate version of MacScan.
    I don’t think that it is very legal to do this………

  9. Latuya says:

    Hey thanks for the tip.

    I don’t get people complaining about this, it is a commercial product that is given to you for free just for yesterday. Can’t find anything wrong with that.

    Also, this is a bit like insurance, it will be there if you need it. I don’t see it installing daemons or menubar items that run continuously and slow your computer.

    Thanks MacScan.

  10. Latuya says:

    BTW, the uninstaller is an option in the installed app.

  11. Rose says:

    I have a problem, my mac downloads things from the internet by itself (iframe3.exe,logins.exe, clixsense etc.). I have iantivirus and macscan but it can detect any virus, malware, adware or spyware in my system. My mac is really slow now. Any advise or info is greatly appreciated.

  12. James says:

    Unfortunately the free code did not work. Bummers, so much for truth in advertising!!!

  13. Vaughan says:

    Is this still the best on the market? I cannot get rid of ad.yieldmanager and its driving me crazy with how much bandwidth its using and how many web pages its screwing up.

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