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DetectX

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Version 2.37 (20 Nov 2016)

  • Improved: Trashing algorithm is now more reliable.
  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.36 (30 Oct 2016)

  • New: Log Drawer now includes a summary of users, whether the Guest user is enabled, and whether any accounts are under Parental Controls.
  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.35 (15 Oct 2016)

  • New: Gatekeeper status is now shown in the Log Drawer both when DetectX launches and (since this can change while the app is running) each time a detector search is performed.
  • Improved: User guide has been updated.
  • Improved: Minor bug fixes (cosmetic).



Version 2.34 (02 Oct 2016)

  • New: Folder Actions status is now shown in the Log Drawer both when DetectX launches and (since this can change while the app is running) each time a detector search is performed.
  • Improved: The Safari Hard Reset function now removes all history, including that stored in the Metadata folder.
  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated to include some new threats and remove some caches previously ignored.



Version 2.33 (10 Sep 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.32 (08 Sep 2016)

  • Bug fix: Fixed a problem where some results could be displayed in the wrong Detector search.



Version 2.31 (04 Sep 2016)

  • New: DetectX now logs invisible & hidden files located at the root of the Home folder and warns when these are added or removed.
  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.30 (31 Aug 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.29 (29 Aug 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.28 (06 Jul 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.27 (11 Jun 2016)

  • Changed: DetectX is now offered with a 30-day evaluation period for those without a license key.



Version 2.26 (25 May 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.25 (28 Apr 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.24 (02 Apr 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.
  • New: URL commands make it possible to control DetectX from within a browser or via a script. See the User Guide in the Help Menu, under the section "Scheduling and Scripting".



Version 2.23 (19 Mar 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions have been updated.



Version 2.22 (16 Mar 2016)

  • Bug fix: Fixed the spinning 'beachball' that could occur when Sparkle Vulnerability search had a large number of apps to check.
  • Improved: Removed the launch delay in unregistered version.
  • Changed: DetectX is now offered with a generous 60-day trial period for those without a license key.
  • Changed:Updated the User Guide (see 'Help > User Guide').



Version 2.21 (07 Mar 2016)

  • Improved: User Library has been added to both Inspector and Record views. Changes will be shown in the History view.
  • Improved: Definitions have been updated.
  • Improved: Confirmation dialogue added to Safari Fixer to prevent accidental hard reset.



Version 2.19 (06 Mar 2016)

  • Improved: Detector definitions updated.
  • Improved: The red 'Close' button is back.



Version 2.18 (27 Feb 2016)

  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug that would stop DetectX from quitting in some situations.



Version 2.17 (27 Feb 2016)

  • New: Checks for vulnerable version of Microsoft Silverlight.
  • Improved: Detector definitions updated.



Version 2.16 (27 Feb 2016)

  • Improved: Licensing options have been made clearer.
  • Changed: Some user interface changes.



Version 2.15 (19 Feb 2016)

  • Improved: Sparkle vulnerability check is now faster.
  • Improved: Updated the User Guide in the Help menu.
  • Improved: Provided further information in the Licensing Options window.



Version 2.14 (13 Feb 2016)

  • New: Preferences Pane available from the DetectX menu (Shortcut: Cmd-,).
  • Improved: Performance enhancements make searching faster.
  • Improved: Sparkle security check can now be turned on and off in the Preferences Pane; default is 'Off'.
  • Changed: Reset Hidden Files function is now in the new Preferences Pane.



Version 2.13 (12 Feb 2016)

  • Improved: Updated the Sparkle framework to v1.13.1.
  • New: Added a Sparkle security check for all apps and Pref Panes on the system -- the results appear in the log drawer after any Detector Search.



Version 2.12 (22 Jan 2016)

  • Improved: New definitions for adware & malware detectors.



Version 2.11 (07 Jan 2016)

  • New: Dedicated Safari Adware fixer function to recover from new and unknown adware and script hijacks.
  • New: A 'Reset Hidden Files' function can now be found in the DetectX menu. This is a workaround until Apple fixes the bug in El Capitan's Finder, which sometimes results in the Finder not reading the preference written in its own property list file and instead continuing to use the preference cached in memory.
  • Bug fix: Fixed a false positive in the Keylogger Detector (false positive: AvidApplicationManagerHelper)



Version 2.10 (14 Dec 2015)

  • Bug fix: Fixed a false positive in the Keylogger Detector (false positive: WebKitPluginStreamtZbQsE_AdobeTmp.app)



Version 2.09 (14 Dec 2015)

  • Bug fix: Fixed a false positive in the Keylogger Detector (false positive: WDSecurityHelper.app)



Version 2.08 (13 Dec 2015)

  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug that in some situations could cause DetectX to hang when running a detector search.



Version 2.07 (10 Dec 2015)

  • New: DetectX now searches for and automatically stops Elite Keylogger background processes whenever a detector search (cmd-1) is run, even if it's not specifically a detector searching for keyloggers.
  • New: DetectX now reveals the existence of some hidden keylogger records created by Elite Keylogger.
  • New: Log drawer now shows any 3rd party kexts running whenever a detector search is run.
  • New: The contents of the Log drawer can now be cleared from the View menu or with a keyboard shortcut (cmd-K).
  • New: DetectX reports on SIP status in the Log Drawer for machines running 10.11+.
  • Improved: Updated definitions for adware and keyloggers.
  • Improved: 'All Searches' is now selected as the default search on launch.
  • Bug fixes: Some miscellaneous bug fixes.



Version 2.06 (08 Nov 2015)

  • New: MacBooster added to list of commercial apps detected.
  • Improved: Updated definitions for adware.



Version 2.05 (26 Oct 2015)

  • Improved: Updated definitions for adware.



Version 2.04 (21 Oct 2015)

  • Bug fix: This a critical update addressing a bug that prevents DetectX from receiving updates when run on OS X 10.11. El Capitan users will need to download this update directly from http://sqwarq.com/detectx.



Version 2.03 (17 Oct 2015)

  • New: The number of changes is now indicated along with the changes alert.
  • New: The blue log drawer button now shows a badge when important information is added to the log.
  • New: The log drawer now lists 3rd party background processes running in the user domain whenever a search is performed.
  • New: Added 'beginning' and 'end' navigation buttons in the History 'Runs' view.
  • Improved: Clearer layout of the text in the History 'Changes' view.
  • Improved: Removal algorithm for MacKeeper now unloads all background processes first, preventing respawns.
  • Improved: More detailed information provided to the user during the trashing procedure.



Version 2.02 (13 Sep 2015)

  • Improved: Added further keylogger definitions.
  • Bug fix: This incremental update fixes a bug in the update mechanism that prevented DetectX from passing Gatekeeper verification on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).



Version 2.01 (31 Aug 2015)

  • Bug fix: This incremental update fixes a bug that caused some false positives in the Adware Detector.



Version 2.0 (30 Aug 2015)

  • New: Full User Guide included.
  • New: Inspector tab added so you can easily look into the important places on your Mac where trouble might be hiding.
  • New: History tab added to quickly view all Inspector runs and changes.
  • Improved: Updated and New Definitions across all Detectors.
  • Improved: Log drawer display tidied up to make it more readable.
  • Improved: New functions added to the log drawer improving feedback and documentation.

See the User Guide for full documentation of all features.

Requires Lion 10.7 or higher.
For Snow Leopard, please download 'DetectX for SL' from Sqwarq.com.

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DetectX Support

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DetectX (com.sqwarq.detectx) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is DetectX 2.37. The most popular version of this application used by our users is DetectX 1.30.

Operating System: Mac

Minimum OS version: 10.6

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