Avast Cleanup Pro for Mac: Getting Started

How to use Avast Cleanup Pro for Mac

Avast Cleanup Pro scans for and removes unnecessary and duplicate files on your Mac to clear disk space. This article assumes that Avast Cleanup Pro is installed on your Mac. For installation instructions, read the following article:

To get started, double-click the Avast Cleanup Pro icon to open the program. Then, refer to the sections below:

Clear disk space

The Clean Clutter option scans your Mac for unnecessary files and allows you to select which files are deleted to clear disk space. To initiate a scan and remove files, follow these steps:

  1. Click Scan under the Clean Clutter heading on the main Cleanup Pro screen.
  2. After the scan completes, you can choose a selection method by using the drop-down menu at the bottom of the screen... ...or manually select files by clicking a tab from the left-side panel and ticking or unticking the relevant boxes.
  3. After selecting files to remove, click Clean.
  4. If prompted, enter your system credentials and click OK.
  5. Click Done to return to the main Cleanup Pro screen.

Remove duplicate files

The Find Duplicates option scans your Mac for duplicate files. To initiate a scan and remove duplicate files, follow these steps:

  1. Click Find under the Find Duplicates heading on the main Cleanup Pro screen.
  2. After the scan completes, you can choose a selection for all categories by using the drop-down menu at the bottom of the screen... ... or you can manually select files by clicking a tab from the left-side panel and ticking or unticking the files you want to remove.
  3. After you make a selection, click Clean.
  4. Click Done to return to the main Cleanup Pro screen.

Manage notifications

By default, Avast Cleanup Pro is configured to notify you when a certain amount of clutter is detected on your Mac. To manage this setting, go to the main Cleanup Pro screen. The green slider under the Alert Me heading indicates that the setting is enabled. To disable the setting, click the slider so that it changes from green (ON) to red (OFF).

View subscription information

To view your subscription information, click Avast Cleanup Pro on the menu bar and select Preferences. In the new dialog that appears, you can view the duration of your Cleanup Pro subscription.

  • Avast Cleanup Pro 17.x for Mac
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

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