Clean My Mac vs. Mackeeper: A Review and Comparison

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Clean My Mac vs. Mackeeper: A Review and Comparison

Clean My Mac vs. Mackeeper

If you are looking for a Mackeeper or Clean My Mac review, you can check the articles on The High Tech Society. Both programs have been reviewed by our writers so you can read up to see what they have to say. This is a comparison of Clean My Mac vs. Mackeeper and directly compares the features, cost, and options on each.

Every Mac antivirus has been maligned at some point, often claimed as spam or a scam, but mostly because many Mac owners still go by the old rules where Mac couldn’t get a virus. I tackled this issue in my article “Is Mackeeper A Scam or a Great Mac Antivirus Program” which includes a Mackeeper review, but some people are still wondering if Mackeeper is a scam.  If you’re wondering if Mac antivirus programs like Clean My Mac are scams, try going their first. I’m writing this Mackeeper vs. Clean My Mac article to help you decide between the two programs.


MacKeeper Review

Mackeeper is one of the top antivirus programs for Mac, and for good reason.  Created by Zeobit, Mackeeper features a range of cleaning and antivirus options and is really an all-in-one cleaning and antivirus program for Mac.  The program costs $39.95 for 1 Mac license, or $89.95 for 3 Mac licenses and includes 24/7 support for any problems you might have. Zeobit estimates that individually the 16 basic services offered by Mackeeper would rack up to a total of $510 per license, which definitely saves you money from purchasing each service separately.  What you get includes:

  • Internet Security for your Mac
  • Cleaner for leftover files, registry errors, and more
  • Anti-Theft
  • Backup & Recovery
  • Encryptor
  • Disc Cleanup
  • Smart Uninstall
  • Shredder
  • ZeoDisk
  • Duplicates Finder
  • Geek on Demand
  • Apps

Reviews for Mackeeper tend to be very favorable. In fact, I’ve had Mackeeper on a Mac in my home for more than 2 years and have updated it twice. In that time the program has performed admirably with no errors, and definitely no hint of anything having to do with a scam. Mackeeper is definitely a stellar antivirus and cleaning program and it comes with a lot of features that really look great. Best of all, if you don’t have multiple macs but would like to purchase a multiple license, you can use it on Zeobits PCKeeper.

Clean My Mac  

clean my mac vs Mackeeper

This is a Mackeeper vs. Clean My Mac review so Clean My Mac has to be in it. The following information comes from my test and run of the software on my Mac. Clean my Mac is made by MacPaw who have a pretty solid reputation in the world of tech. Clean My Mac claims to be the world’s easiest to use Mac Cleaning software and has more than 50 features that can be used for cleaning, and more, and is currently in the second version which is known as Clean My Mac 2. The software costs $39.95 for one Lifetime Mac license and $89.95 for 5 Mac licenses. Features include

  • System Cleanup for 11 types of junk files
  • Uninstaller
  • Extensions Manager
  • Eraser
  • Trash Cleanup
  • Scheduler
  • Drop Zone
  • 9 Language Integration

A test of the software shows that it is very fast, very effective, and worth the money if you want to keep your Mac clean. The lifetime license is by far the best option, and like Mackeeper, CleanMyMac comes with a PC version which can be purchased as CleanMyPC.

Clean My Mac vs. Mackeeper

The first thing anyone comparing Clean My Mac and Mackeeper should notice is that Clean My Mac is not in any way an antivirus. It offers cleaning tools to help you keep your Mac running fast. Mackeeper is an antivirus and cleaning tool which shows that from the start, it has a definite advantage over Clean My Mac.

In a direct Mackeeper vs. Clean My Mac comparison Mackeeper seems to be the better bargain for the money. Both Clean My Mac and Mackeeper cost the same amount of money for the software, but Mackeeper does offer the antivirus. Both are fast, responsive, easy to use, and great cleaners, but Mackeeper does offer a better value.

For anyone who already has a Mac antivirus and is just looking for a Mac cleaner, Clean My Mac is extremely competitive, mostly because it’s built just for cleaning. Download a free trial of Clean My Mac here.

Download a free trial of Mackeeper here.

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  1. […] really tough to say much about this one because it is quite a bit like MacKeeper. In fact, we did a CleanMyMac verses MacKeeper review due to their being so similar. CleanMyMac doesn’t have many, if any, extra features to mention, […]