Can’t I just clean my Mac myself?
You can, though it will usually take a significant amount of time. If your Mac has been used for personal or professional purposes, it will store a number of files that you might not need. These could be old documents that you haven’t opened in the last 3 months or more, movies downloaded and watched, copies of a vast number of files, such as documents, archives, app installers, videos, and more, similar photos, junk files, etc. It will take MacRepair only a few minutes to scan your computer and indicate such files, unlike when doing the whole search manually.
How can I be sure that MacRepair won’t delete something I need?
MacRepair provides all the information about each detected file: the type of the file, where it is located, and why it is recommended to remove it. Once you complete the scan of a specific category, MacRepair will show you a link to the direct location of a specific file, folder, or app for review. If you decide that you do not need the item in question, select it to be cleaned up. MacRepair will delete the items you’ve chosen to erase, so make sure you review them prior to starting the cleanup process. In some cases, deleted items can be found in the Trash Bin.
How do junk files affect my computer?
Junk files are temporary files that were created by different programs on your computer but were never removed after they were no longer needed. Junk accumulates surprisingly fast. These files do not generally affect your computer performance, but with time, they can take up a lot of valuable space. With the more expensive and smaller SSD drives installed on modern laptops, free space has once again become valuable.
Why do I need security features on my Mac?
Macs are commonly known to be more secure than computers running the Windows OS. However, it does not mean that Macs are immune to the potential threats your online presence may pose, e.g., potentially unwanted websites (PUWs) and apps (PUAs). MacRepair gives you a list of PUAs that are flagged by AppEsteem so that in case you have them installed, you can decide whether to keep or remove them. Additionally, you can see a list of PUWs based on Web of Trust’s data and restrict access to selected websites.