Why should I use a Mac cleaner?
Before you ask yourself what the best Mac cleaner is, you should wonder what it is and why you would need it. A Mac cleaner is a program developed for the optimization and cleaning of a mac computer. A computer whether it is running on a Mac or a Windows system needs maintenance. The crucial difference between the two operating systems is that a Mac computer does not have a registry. The Windows registry represents a crucial weakness potentially causing errors within all the Windows operating systems particularly if the system has been infected by malware. In that respect a Mac computer has not the same internal problems and threat exposure as a Windows computer. On the long run the need for using a mac antivirus will only increase. The increasing compatibility with Microsoft Windows related programs as Office, and other third party software from Adobe, makes a Mac computer more and more vulnerable. The relative benefits of using a mac cleaner for only cleaning a Mac operating system are trivial. The benefits should come from added functionality and security. A mac user should not use a traditional mac cleaner, but a complete solution which adds more functionality, utilities and security to the mac experience.
What are the best mac cleaners available?
As I stated previously, the best mac cleaner is a utility software solution which adds security features and additional utilities to a mac computer, to enhance the mac user experience. To buy or use a simple Mac cleaner is in my opinion a waste of money and time. Unfortunately, there are not many complete mac cleaners available which are able qualify my stringent criteria. I only found two solutions which are worth considering your time and attention:
The MacKeeper – a complete mac cleaner with an excellent mac antivirus module!
The developer of the Mackeeper has a long track record in developing mac utilities that add value. The MacKeeper contains a powerful virusscanner for mac which has been independently tested by AV-Comparatives. The Mackeeper protects you from:
- Mac OS and Windows viruses
- Identity theft
- Phishing attacks
- Passing on viruses to friends
- Fraud websites
- Unsafe downloads
- Threats from external devices
- Email threats
- Mac spyware
- Mac malware
Besides from this, the Mackeeper enhances the mac experience with help of many other useful tools. In case your Mac ever gets stolen, the Anti-Theft feature will track its location and even make an iSight snapshot of the thief. Besides from this extra security feature, the Mackeeper contains 4 different mac cleaner engines for optimizing your mac computer. For more information: What is the Mackeeper capable of?
The Mackeeper has received many great reviews on international review sites as well on local software review sites in Europe. An overview can be found below this article. I would nevertheless refer you to my new article on this Mac cleaner where I have made a summary of all the international reviews you can find on the Mackeeper: MacKeeper Reviews – conclusions. If you are looking for a competitor for MacKeeper which offers the same kind of security, it will be very difficult to find one. The most recent I found, was the MacBooster 2 of Iobit. The latest version included a more extensive mac malware database. For more information: MacBooster Review.
A list with pure classical Mac Cleaners:
1. The MacReviver – the new mac cleaner of ReviverSoft.
MacReviver includes all of the essential tools to help you clean, optimize and maintain your Mac and restore its performance and stability. MacReviver also includes a bonus Anti-Theft Protection feature that gives you an added layer of security against the theft of your Mac. You are welcome to test it here: MacReviver download!
2. The CleanMyMac 2 of MacPaw:
An other great Mac cleaner is the CleanMyMac software of MacPaw. This software is very complete, but does not provide the same protection as the MacKeeper. The new CleanMyMac 3 is cheaper, so if you do not regard mac security as a big issue, I think you could have a better deal opting for this excellent alternative. You can check it out and try it for free on the MacPaw homepage. For more detailed information I recommend your read my review on the CleanMyMac2: CleanMyMac 2 Reviews.
3. Machanic – the new mac cleaner of Uniblue.
4. SpeedUpMac – the mac cleaner of StellarSoft
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