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How to Uninstall CleanMyMac

Are you ready to uninstall CleanMyMac? The first method to do it is by accessing your Applications folder:

  1. Navigate to your Mac's Applications folder.
  2. Find CleanMyMac.
  3. Drag and drop CleanMyMac into your Trash.
  4. Confirm the action with your admin password if prompted.

Alternatively, you can use Launchpad:

  1. Open Launchpad.
  2. Find CleanMyMac.
  3. Drag it into your Trash Bin.

Tired of your Mac operating like it's trudging through the mud? Do you consider CleanMyMac has become more of a hindrance than helpful? If so, it might be time to part ways. Whether it's slowing down your Mac, causing post-update quirks, or you've found a better tool, we've got your back. In this guide, we'll explore why you might be ready to say goodbye to CleanMyMac as well as assist you through the removal process.


Before we start:


If you've ever wondered how to effectively remove unwanted apps without the risk of deleting crucial system files, we recommend trying MacKeeper's Smart Uninstaller. Our tool stands out due to its efficiency and built-in safety features, making it a reliable choice for app removal. With it, you can confidently remove CleanMyMac from Mac in just a few simple steps:

  1. Download MacKeeper from our official website.
  2. Launch the app, choose Smart Uninstaller from the left sidebar, and click Scan.
  3. After the scan is complete, review the results and select the CleanMyMac app to delete.
  4. Then click on Remove Selected and let MacKeeper tidy up your system.

Uninstall CleanMyMac with the built-in uninstaller module

Removing CleanMyMac is a breeze with its built-in uninstaller module. Here are the steps to uninstall the app using this built-in feature:

  1. Open CleanMyMac.
  2. Click on the Uninstaller tool, and search for CleanMyMac.
  3. Select the app, choose Uninstall, and click Remove to delete all associated files.
  4. Finally, click Continue Cleanup to make sure it is deleted.
To begin the process of uninstalling CleanMyMac on your Mac, you'll first need to open the app either through your Applications Folder or using Spotlight Search.
Step 1. Open CleanMyMac
To proceed, find the built-in Uninstaller module located on the left side-bar menu and search for the CleanMyMac application.
Step 2. Click Uninstaller, and select all CleanMyMac files
Once you've found the app, to uninstall it, you'll need to select cleanMyMac, make sure you choose Uninstall and with it still highlighted click the button labelled Remove.
Step 3. With CleanMyMac selected, choose Uninstall and click Remove
To finalise the uninstallation, click Continue Cleanup to allow the final actions to take place thus removing all associated files of CleanMyMac from your Mac device.
Step 4. Click Continue Cleanup to finalize uninstallation

If you’re interested in reading our evaluation of other CleanMyMac’s features and how they perform, check out our CleanMyMac X review.

Uninstall CleanMyMac with the smart uninstaller

If the CleanMyMac's built-in uninstaller is falling short, or you’d like to rely on an alternative solution to remove CleanMyMac completely, let’s remind you of our Smart Uninstaller. It’ll thoroughly remove nuisance apps from your Launchpad and give you a smoother Mac experience.


Let's explore how to use our Smart Uninstaller to bid farewell to CleanMyMac:

  1. Open the MacKeeper app and select the Smart Uninstaller from the left sidebar.
  2. Click Start Scan to search for installed apps.
  3. Find and click CleanMyMac from the list, then click Remove Selected.
  4. Confirm the removal and let MacKeeper take care of the rest.
In the MacKeeper app, navigate to the left sidebar and choose the Smart Uninstaller tool for a seamless CleanMyMac removal. Click Start Scan to begin the uninstallarion process to remove CleanMyMac from your device.
Step 1. Select Smart Uninstaller and click Start Scan
Upon completing the scan, locate CleanMyMac in the list of applications, select it, and then click Remove Selected to initiate the removal process.
Step 2. Select CleanMyMac and click Remove Selected
Make sure to confirm the uninstallation, and let MacKeeper take care of the entire CleanMyMac removal process, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
Step 3. Confirm removal

Hint from our experts: 


Utilizing MacKeeper's Smart Uninstaller ensures a hassle-free and secure removal experience. Try it today to see how this automatic method works.

How to manually delete CleanMyMac

If you'd prefer to uninstall CleanMyMac from your Mac manually, be aware that this method runs the risk of leaving behind unwanted leftovers on your system.


To manually delete CleanMyMac:

  1. Open the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. In the list of installed applications, find CleanMyMac.
  3. Drag and drop CleanMyMac into your Trash.
  4. You may need to enter your administrator password to confirm the deletion.
  5. Remember to empty your Trash bin to complete the process.
To begin manually deleting CleanMyMac app from your device, open the Applications Folder on your Mac.
Step 1. Open Applications
In the List of Installed Applications, look for the CleanMyMac application so you can begin to manually delete the app from your Apple device.
Step 2. Find CleanMyMac
Once you have found the CleanMyMac app located in your Applications folder, you can begin to remove the app from your device simply by dragging it into your Trash folder tha is located in your Dock.
Step 3. Drag and drop CleanMyMac into your Trash
Once you have dragged the CleanMyMac app into your Trash, dont forget to click Empty in your Trash folder to make sure it's gone for good.
Step 4. Empty Trash to complete the process

Note from our team: 


Manually removing CleanMyMac may leave unwanted leftover files. For a thorough and efficient uninstallation, consider MacKeeper's Smart Uninstaller.

Wrapping up: A cleaner Mac with MacKeeper's Smart Uninstaller

We've now explored multiple methods for you to get rid of CleanMyMac, guiding you between different uninstaller tools and the manual approach, depending on your preferences. However, if you would like to streamline the removal process to ensure there are no residue files, we recommend leveraging our MacKeeper’s Smart Uninstaller tool.


This reliable app automatically removes all traces of any unwanted applications, leaving no remnants behind. It's your key to freeing more space on your Mac, but you might also be interested to read about how to delete default apps on Mac.


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