DetectX Swift Beta

System Requirements: macOS 10.11 or greater.


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What is it?

DetectX Swift is an on-demand security and troubleshooting tool that uses a combination of hardcoded search definitions along with live updates and predictive heuristics to detect both known and unknown threats and issues. It provides the user with multiple analytical capabilities regarding both the system’s current state and changes to its state over time related to its ongoing security and performance.

Like its older relative DetectX, and in-keeping with Sqwarq software’s security philosophy of minimal rights for all products, DetectX Swift does not require administrator privileges to install or run (occasional per-time elevated privileges may be requested for specific operations, namely deleting threats located outside of the user’s home folder or for running diagnostic reports on DetectX Swift itself).


What should I know?

If you would like to try out the beta version of DetectX Swift, please read the following carefully:

i. The beta version is provided free for any use, be it personal or commercial. Donations to support development are appreciated and, as with out previous offerings, beta supporters will receive complimentary home-use registration keys if the app makes it to full commercial development.

The purpose of the beta release is to identify bugs and feature omissions related to the app’s objectives. Therefore, all beta users are kindly requested to provide feedback to Sqwarq support through the functions offered in the app’s Help menu, directly via email to Sqwarq Support, or via the Sqwarq Slack group .

ii. DetectX Swift Beta applies different heuristics to DetectX. Ideally, you should run both side-by-side to compare the results. DetectX Swift Beta Versions 0.1xx do not have all the heuristics employed in DetectX (although these will be added later), but it also has experimental heuristics that are not used in the original DetectX at all.

iii. Please make a point of informing Sqwarq Support of any false positives. There are a number of ways you can do this:

a. Whitelist the false positives in the Search Results view, then

– either open the Preferences pane, choose the ‘Search’ tab and click ‘Report…’






– or click ‘Help > Report Whitelist as False Positives’





b. Control-click on the Search Results table and choose ‘Copy All’. Create a new email to Sqwarq Support with the subject ‘False Positives’ and paste the contents of the clipboard into the email.


Anything else?

DetectX Swift is a sophisticated piece of software, and beta users are strongly recommended to view the following pages to get a better understanding of both the functions it provides and how best to exploit them to your advantage:

User Guide
Video Tutorials

On top of that, please keep in touch with Sqwarq Support as often and as much as possible detailing your experiences with this beta software.

All beta users are welcome and encouraged to join the Sqwarq Slack group.

User support is our number one priority (not just for beta software), and there’s no such thing as too much info. If you’re not sure if something is relevant or not, tell us anyway. It’s our job to figure out the details.

Thank you for your help, and before we go, a vital caveat emptor not to be overlooked:

Please note that DetectX Swift is provided ‘as is’ with no warranty or guarantee of fit-for-purpose of any kind. Your use of this beta software is entirely at your own risk.

If you accept this disclaimer and would like to try the software, you can download it here: Download DetectX Swift.



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