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Question: Is it safe to use CleanMyMac program?

A friend of mine recommended this program (Clean My Mac) and apparently it works like a registry cleaner for windows.

I would like to know if it is safe to use this kind of program?



Experts please let me know.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Res: 1680 x 1050, AMDRadeon HD6750M

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Jul 22, 2011 2:08 AM in response to kaweesha In response to kaweesha

Almost all of these cleanup apps are totally worthless, and some of them are actually dangerous...nothing more than malware or scams. None are actually needed using OS X. Read here & use at your own risk:


https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3189103

Jul 22, 2011 2:08 AM

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Jul 22, 2011 2:11 AM in response to kaweesha In response to kaweesha

Yes it's safe or else it would have been yanked.


But you need to read the reviews and make your own judgement call.


http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30017/cleanmymac#ratings


The best way to remove a program is via the installer or the developers instructions, not some utility that searches by name and just deletes everything, that's not a good method. If this program does this, then I wouldn't use it for this purpose.



OnyX is another great cleaning program, different and free, but it's more of a troubleshooting program and cache cleaner. Very safe.


http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx



Perhaps you should explain why your considering this program? Are you having some sort of issue? 🙂

Jul 22, 2011 2:11 AM

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Jul 22, 2011 2:11 AM in response to kaweesha In response to kaweesha

I use CleanMyMac and I have had no issues yet. It has cleaned more than 100 gigs of trash files. I too was in doubt when I was about to purchase, but it turned out to be great.


http://www.macworld.com/article/152184/2010/07/cleanmymac1.html

Jul 22, 2011 2:11 AM

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Mar 17, 2012 4:56 AM in response to garyfromrio linda In response to garyfromrio linda

The one feature of this application that makes it worthwhile to me is the ability to clear out all the languages that are not used or needed.


Doing that can damage applications, so that they won't be able to update or have other problems. And it doesn't save you much hard drive space. On a modern hard drive, those languages take up a pretty inconsequential amount of space. There's just no good reason to take that risk.

Mar 17, 2012 4:56 AM

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Mar 17, 2012 5:14 AM in response to ds store In response to ds store

Hi ds, "Yes it's safe or else it would have been yanked". Not true, see the horrible zeobit 911combo in the appstore.

Hi Kaweesha, The CleanMyMac is not the same as a registry cleaner in Windows, it cleans out caches. Never think "windows" when using mac. The mac takes care of itself: it cleans itself on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, cleaning out caches manually is normally not necessary and slows down the computer (because empty caches can not be read). I would like to add, that you should not add antivirus apps or antimalware apps, because they do nothing for you and can wreck your system. Imagine all the time you save by not having to take care of your system like in windows!

Mar 17, 2012 5:14 AM

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