CCleaner works on both PC and Mac computers, and it strikes a great balance between price, cleaning features, and virus protection. It costs $29.95 for a year of service, which falls right in between the price point of CleanMyMac and BuhoCleaner.
As you’d expect, CCleaner will sift through your Mac storage and find any junk files to get rid of, but it also helps keep your online browsing secure. You can set CCleaner to automatically remove browsing history, cookies, and even autofill passwords and email addresses. I don’t know about you, but wiping all my saved passwords from my browser would be kind of a relief. It’s only a matter of time before the hackers realize my password is just “password.”
CCleaner offers a free trial version that will sort through your files and find junk to delete.
Rather than offering you a one-button-fixes-everything approach, CCleaner lets you decide more specifically what you want to delete.
You can go with a general cleaning scan, or you can sort through duplicate files on your computer, or you can get rid of photos where you look bad. If you decide to go with the general cleaning scan, expect for CCleaner to find lots of stuff to delete.
This cleaning software found over 20 GB of junk on my computer, which is way more than anything CleanMyMac and BuhoCleaner found on my system. Granted, at closer inspection, some of those files weren’t things that I consider junk, so make sure to vet your files on the chopping block before deleting everything.
If you want to be extra sure you don’t delete anything essential, scanning for duplicates is a great way to start. After performing the test, CCleaner found a bunch of duplicate files on my system.
Using software like CCleaner makes life so much easier than having to manually go through your files to see if you have any duplicates to delete.