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Scamware. 1. It tastes as same as in Windows ma...

Comment by AB6hyF0
about CleanMyMac X · May 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

Scamware. It tastes as same as in Windows market: Auslogics BoostSpeed, IObit Advanced SystemCare, et cetera. Does more harm than good. Why pay yearly for something that you don't actually need, and if you insist you can do it for free? Modern operating systems are smart enough to self-clean.

They aren't open on how free their 'free download' is. They offer 500MB free cleaning then they want you to pay to further clean your craps.

  1. Get CleanMe (FOSS). Or you can do this kind of stuff manually (search on the internet).
  2. For Malware Removal module, get a specialized software that does that such as Malwarebytes (freemium).
  3. For Privacy module, open System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy tab.
  4. For Login Items in Optimization module, open System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items tab.
  5. For RAM Cleaner in Maintenance module, get Nektony Memory Cleaner (free). Users reported that the RAM cleaning by CMMX doesn't actually do anything.
  6. For Uninstaller module, get AppCleaner (free) or Nektony App Cleaner & Uninstaller (freemium) for the best uninstallation results. Also you can do it manually by opening Finder -> type your software/company name on Search bar -> click on plus button (+) -> click 'Name' drop-down, click 'Other...', click on 'System files' (not the checkbox; it's for displaying it in the drop-down menu) -> click 'aren't included' drop-down, then click 'are included'.
  7. For Updater module, just let your apps update by itself.
  8. For Space Lens module, get GrandPerspective (FOSS), the one that looks like WinDirStat for Windows. If you want a visually pleasing app, get DaisyDisk ($10).
  9. For Gemini (duplicate file finder) app, get dupeGuru (FOSS).

Comment by mliliankow
about CleanMyMac X · Sep 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

One of the best programs of its kind


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