In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced Trend Micro Cleaner Pro, a one-stop shop to help you speed up your Mac, highlighting the Quick Optimiser, the Main Console, and the Cleaning Tools. In Part 2, we resume the discussion of how to make your Mac run faster with the remaining Cleaner Pro features: System and Application Management, Privacy Protection, and Other Options.
System and Application Management
Your Mac may get sluggish after a year or two of usage and you may find that booting up takes a lot longer. Doing a Startup Manager scan can help you reduce slowdown due to unwanted startup programs and services, to help your Mac boot faster.
Upon completing the scan, Startup Manager will identify apps under two categories: Login Items and Launch Agents.
Login Items are apps that run automatically upon login. You can manage these apps by enabling them to run automatically or disabling them to make your Mac more efficient.
If you don’t need autorun, you can remove the apps from the list.
Launch Agents are background services that run automatically on System startup for the extension features of apps. You can manage these services by letting them run automatically or by disabling them to make your Mac boot faster. Similarly, you can remove these agents if you don’t need them or they’re broken.
When a user installs an app that doesn’t meet their expectations, they’ll never use it again. In many cases, they remove the app by simply dragging it into the trash, assuming the action completely removes the app, but this is not always true. When you uninstall an app, there are often associated files left on your Mac, even after you have emptied the Trash. They’re known as leftovers.
Leftovers are an app’s associated files and folders that can include different languages, log files, agents, or processes that might try to start an application. App Manager aims to resolve this and helps you clean up your Mac by completely removing app leftovers. App Manager detects all app leftovers automatically so you can remove them with just one click.
Data security and privacy are especially important and managing these applies to anyone collecting and keeping data. Data that has reached its retention limit needs to be permanently removed from your file system and to be sure it can’t be recovered you need to overwrite the file with a random series of binary data multiple times. This process is often referred to as shredding. With File Shredder, you can remove sensitive files from your hard disk without worrying that they can be recovered.
Preferences allows you to manage how the Cleaner Pro app performs. In Preferences, you’ll see General, Notifications, Memory, Duplicates, Whitelists, and Auto Select.
On the General tab, you can choose Auto start at login and other options according to how you would like Cleaner Pro to behave during startup.
On the Notifications tab, you can disable the notification about smart memory optimisation.
Cleaner Pro is also equipped with a Smart Memory Optimisation feature on the Memory tab. This feature uses artificial intelligence. You can set auto clean when your available memory is low or when an app is closed.
The Duplicates, Whitelists and Auto Select tabs work when you use the Duplicate Files feature on the main console. When there are too many duplicate files on your Mac, you can set the rules on the minimum file size, as well as which files to exempt or prioritise during deletion.
Air Support One
If you need technical assistance about Cleaner Pro, click the robot icon either in the Apple Menu window or on the Main Console.
A chat support person will attend to your concerns or suggestions when using Cleaner Pro . In case there is no available support engineer, you can send an email by clicking Send Email. Make sure to provide the correct email address.
An Optimised Mac
As you use your Mac over time, you need to maintain it to keep it running smoothly. Trend Micro Cleaner Pro can clean up your disk space, help boost performance, and solve other Mac issues you might encounter during your daily work. As you consider it for your Mac, you may have remaining questions:
What’s the difference between the Free version and the Paid version?
The Free version of Cleaner Pro includes the Memory Optimiser, basic CPU and Network Monitoring, a Junk Files Cleaner, a Big Files Scanner, a Disk Map, and the Startup Manager. The Paid upgrade of Cleaner Pro unlocks more features, including more Advanced CPU/Network Monitoring, a Duplicate Finder, a Similar Photos Scanner, an App Manager, and a File Shredder.
Is it safe to use Cleaner Pro?
Cleaner Pro is notarized by Apple, which assures its users both security and privacy.
How can I download Cleaner Pro?
Cleaner Pro is distributed via the official Trend Micro website and other authorised channels. Note that Cleaner Pro is also available for Windows. To make it easy for the readers of this blog series, we’ve provided the download button below: