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How Do I Keep My Mac Decluttered and Clean the Hard Drive Of Spyware?

I used to use CC Cleaner and a friend uses Malwarebytes to ‘defragment’ my storage so that the computer runs smoothly. I was wondering which one you would recommend. I believe both also remove spyware put on the hard drives.

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Ash Shah

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Keep My Mac Decluttered and Clean the Hard Drive Of Spyware?”

    10 months ago

    I don’t recommend either. macOS already comes with anti-malware systems (See https://macmost.com/the-best-mac-anti-virus-software.html) so you don’t need to do anything other than practice basic safe computing like not downloading from sites you don’t trust and keeping your OS and software up-to-date.

    There is also no need to “defragment” anymore. That went out 10+ years ago. Today’s computers and operating systems take care of things like that for you and you don’t need to do anything.

    Douglas Brace
    10 months ago

    Something to keep in mind: Regardless of whether you have a Mac or a PC, if your computer has a solid state disk (SSD), defragging will cause harm because of additional wear and tear and it will reduce the life of the drive because SSDs have a finite number of reads and writes.

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