CleanMyMac X

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.

Safety alerts

The Health Monitor is constantly overseeing temperature, memory, and disk space.

How does it work?

The app differentiates between several categories of files:

Blacklisted files

Important system components that are by default protected from deletion.

Awaiting review

Files that can be deleted only by you manually selecting them.

Smart-selected items

Safe-to-delete items you can review and deselect before removal.

Ignore list

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.

We asked 3 famous tech bloggers to give it a test

Greg Wyatt Jr. a.k.a. Apple Explained

A popular Apple-dedicated channel with 641K followers

Jon Rettinger

Brian Tong

former CNET

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

CleanMyMac X

It's helping Macs run well

  1. Daily cleans one million Macs worldwide
  2. Deletes junk, viruses, unwanted applications
  3. Tunes your Mac for maximum performance
  4. Keeps your browsing details private
reddot winner 2021
Notarized by Apple
PRODUCT HUNT #1 Product of the Month
System Requirements:

macOS 10.13 and higher, 210 MB


Starting at $34.95

Latest Version:

4.15.3, 10 April 2024

*4.9 - rating for all versions, based on 539 user reviews.