Wow, with all the Macworld buzz, a rather important story has fallen through the cracks. Now that it's Friday and things have slowed a bit, let's talk about the MacSweeper story.
In case you haven't heard, MacSweeper is a piece of software that advertises itself as a cleaner/anonymizer tool to prevent others from discovering your unsavory browsing habits (not to be confused with "Mac Sweeper", an optimization tool last updated around 2005.) Users are offered a free scan, but cleaning the system will require a purchase.
According to more than one security company, however, MacSweeper doesn't really clean your Mac. In fact, it doesn't do much of anything except take your money.
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