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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?”

    6 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
    6 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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