Is CleanMyMac X safe? Here are the facts.
CleanMyMac X is a safe, all-in-one Mac cleaner that removes gigabytes of unnecessary junk and malware. How safe is it? Well, it’s notarized by Apple, has a Safety Database, and is safe enough to earn some serious awards from the Mac community.
A Mac cleaner that is notarized by Apple
CleanMyMac X passed the Apple-notarization process which guarantees that an app is free from malicious components and thus is safe for distribution.
Is CleanMyMac worth it?
“There’s a very good reason why CleanMyMac built up an enviable reputation over the past four years and this version will only further enhance that.”
“Automatic Cleanup uses an intelligent algorithm to suggest files that are 100 percent safe for removal.”
“One of the reasons I’ve come to prefer CleanMyMac as a cleanup utility is its Safety Database, which whitelists important files so you don’t accidentally wipe them from your system.”
It has a Safety Database? What’s that?
Wondering if CleanMyMac is worth it? Its Safety Database is an enormous list of operational rules and exceptions. This (really long) list prevents even the smallest Mac cleaning mishaps. CleanMyMac Х refers to this database when cleaning your Mac. Our scan process has been refined for the past 11 years, so you can rest assured that CleanMyMac X is a legit app to have on your Mac.
What else makes
CleanMyMac Х safe?
CleanMyMac X never deletes important files without asking your explicit permission. You can always review the list of found items and mark which files you’d like to keep. All critical parts of your macOS are by default protected against deletion, so your Mac’s performance is never ever at risk. And lastly, CleanMyMac X has an ever-growing antivirus database that proactively fights threats, like keyloggers, and data-mining apps.
You are in control
Nothing is deleted without your explicit approval.
Review, confirm, delete
Review or uncheck the selected items before you take action.
We play fair
No bundling with other apps or covert app installation.
The Health Monitor is constantly overseeing temperature, memory, and disk space.
How does it work?
The app differentiates between several categories of files:
Important system components that are by default protected from deletion.
Files that can be deleted only by you manually selecting them.
Safe-to-delete items you can review and deselect before removal.
You can set your own rules to protect files and folders from deletion.
The history of CleanMyMac X
CleanMyMac X comes from MacPaw, an independent Mac developer, also the maker of Gemini and Setapp. For 14 years now we've been expanding the range of things CleanMyMac can do. Currently, the app offers 49 tools for essential Mac maintenance.Learn more about MacPaw and our team.
“CleanMyMac X is the toolbox your Mac needs”
Not only will it keep your machine running smoother, it keeps you safer with its malware detection, and lets you tinker with files and applications directly—all in one easy-to-use interface.
Forbes Editor’s Pick, July 2020
Did you know:
CleanMyMac X daily cleans 1 million Macs in 185 countries.
CleanMyMacX removes about 10 GB of clutter every time. It gives you an overview of what applications are taking up the most space, so you can easily remove large files you don’t need.
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It checks for malware and all those things that may be slowing your computer down — things that are running in the background that you didn’t know or don’t want running.
I’ve been using it for years. It scans your storage and reveals tons of hidden junk. And what’s more important, it doesn’t touch essential system files.
And finally, here’s what CleanMyMac X doesn’t do
No shadow app installs
No bundling with other software
No scary “Your Mac is infected” alerts
No annoying advertising
It's helping Macs run well
- Daily cleans one million Macs worldwide
- Deletes junk, viruses, unwanted applications
- Tunes your Mac for maximum performance
- Keeps your browsing details private
macOS 10.13 and higher, 210 MB
Starting at $34.95
4.14.2, 11 August 2023