CleanMyMac3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Habu71, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Habu71 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Anyone have any thoughts about the CleanMyMac3 application. Is it worth $40?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    No, no, no. Avoid, avoid, avoid. I wouldn’t install it if I got it for nowt.

    If you want applications that claim to do what CMM does, AppCleaner and MalwareBytes is all you need. Plus they’re free.
     
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    #3
    My thoughts are you absolutely do not need anything like that.
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 601

    dwfaust

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    Not sure that I'd call it "scam software"... but most definitely not needed... and its aggressive "cleaning" could actually do more harm than good.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    These programs have a quirk in that they sometimes remove system files, resulting in a non-bootable system and a pain to figure out what's wrong.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core

    MacDawg

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    As others have stated, I would avoid this for a variety of reasons
    • Not really needed
    • Can cause more harm than good
    • Other options are better/free

    If you really want to use something, consider using:
    • Malwarebytes
    • OnyX
    • AppCleaner
     

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