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Alex1497 08-03-2013 05:21 PM

Is CleanMyMac worth getting?
 
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I was just being offered a deal on the software, only $34. Besides the money, is it really worth buying this software? Further on this question...When i delete files on my computer, does simply emptying the trash not completely remove the data on the computer? If so, why would people need to use this software?

pigoo3 08-03-2013 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Alex1497 (Post 1529961)
When i delete files on my computer, does simply emptying the trash not completely remove the data on the computer?

No. Emptying the trash does not actually delete the files. Emptying the trash tells the computer that the location where the trashed files resided is available for use (ok to overwrite with new data).

- Nick

harryb2448 08-03-2013 05:40 PM

Not worth the money. Download and use Onyx which is freeware and does a better job.

http://www.onyxmac.com/how-to-use-onyx-for-mac.html

Alex1497 08-03-2013 05:47 PM

So what do these softwares help with? Just underlying junk permanently deleting files that i emptied in the trash?

chas_m 08-03-2013 05:49 PM

CleanMyMac does a lot of the same stuff OnyX does, perhaps with a friendlier (or at least shinier) interface and no Gatekeeper restrictions. Whether that's worth $34 to you or not is your call.

chscag 08-03-2013 05:49 PM

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So what do these softwares help with?
They help with making the developer richer off your $$$. Avoid all and please read the blog which was recently posted regarding MacKeeper.


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