This is not a sponsored review.
CleanMyMac X’s objective is to maintain your Mac device clean so that it runs as if it were brand new. Temporary files are frequently the cause of Mac users running out of space, rendering their device’s settings suboptimal. CleanMyMac’s set of tools assures that you will never have to bother with manually cleaning your system again.
Many CleanMyMac reviews have praised the program and referred to it as the greatest Mac cleaner available. With a new version on the market, we used the program, conducted our tests to see whether it lived up to its claims, and wrote our own CleanMyMac review. Continue reading to find out what we discovered.
CleanMyMac is all about making your Mac device perform more smoothly and efficiently. It has a plethora of services and features, which we have outlined for you. We’ll evaluate whether each feature serves its goal, and by the conclusion of the review, we’ll have a response to the question “does CleanMyMac X perform well?”
CleanMyMac X appears to be on the verge of falling into the latter group. The catch-all tool includes a number of modules, with the main focus being on detecting and cleaning out gigabytes upon gigabytes of useless system junk. Smart Scan, System Junk, Mail Attachments, Trash Bins, Malware Removal, Privacy, Optimization, Maintenance, Uninstaller, Updater, Extensions, Space Lens, Large & Old Files, and Shredder are among the modules available.
A convenient Menu Bar item, like in previous editions, gives helpful information such as drive capacities, CPU speeds, system temperature, system load, and network activity readouts. The modules themselves typically serve their function, and it’s useful to be able to perform a broad search for material that’s taking up a big portion of your hard drive, as well as dig down and activate or disable individual system-level extensions as required. CleanMyMac X still includes a useful collection of maintenance routines, such as deleting the DNS cache and restoring file permissions, to help keep everything in order.
To its credit, CleanMyMac X provides some pleasant surprises, and I was able to restore more over 25GB of drive space when the application discovered unneeded files and disk images through my iCloud storage. Other tools, such as the Disk Lens and Uninstaller, provided a clear picture of which folders were using up the most disk space as well as a simple way to remove software.
The Malware Removal system has improved, but it is still not where it should be. After infecting my Mac with a slew of questionable software (including a notorious keyboard logger disguised as an Adobe Flash Player update), the Malware Removal module was able to detect and remove the majority of the malware but left intact MacKeeper. This got me thinking about what else CleanMyMac could have missed.
While CleanMyMac X executes most of its duties brilliantly and provides a fantastic way of removing gigabytes of useless system detritus/gunk from your Mac, it needs to catch up, particularly with the Malware Removal tool.