AVG Cleaner for Mac – A Comprehensive Review (2023)

If Mac’s a crucial part of your daily life, you might have observed that it has significantly slowed down over the past few months or years of your use.

Do you know why?

The reason being when day in and day out you shuffle between files and folders, use browsers to surf the internet and run several applications, over some time clutter your Mac with several things – cache files, log files, trash content, crash logs and duplicate files that are left even after you have uninstalled an application and so on. Because of all this, the memory of your Mac and disk space, in particular, take a lot of beating.

And, if you are planning to declutter your Mac of all this junk, then let us beware you, you are in for some severe headache.


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Why not opt for a more natural way to do this? We have already listed some of the best Mac cleaner apps that can quickly and efficiently optimize and clean your Mac. Yet, there is one Mac cleaner which has garnered a lot of rave reviews for its performance. And, the cleaner we are talking about is AVG Cleaner for Mac.

In this blog, we’ll look at it inside-out and check if it’s worth the hype. Here’s what we shall be looking at –

The Interface

The first thing that meets the eye after you have installed software is its interface. AVG Cleaner for Mac offers a neat, clean and an attractive user interface. Right from the home screen to the actions that ensue after you click on each option, you won’t have any problems comprehending what each of the functions is meant to do.

You instantly get a clear picture of files and folders that are taking up the maximum space. Be it the Disk Cleaner or Duplicate Finder; both are beautifully represented by pie charts that show elements in distinctly colored sections.

Once you click on the Scan Mac under the Disc Cleaner or click on Scan Folders under Duplicate Finder at one glance, you can see how much space you can reclaim after you clean the specified amount as shown in the screenshot below.

AVG Cleaner

How Does The AVG Cleaner Work?

To start with AVG Cleaner for Mac can be installed from the App Store without any hassles. After installation, launch the app. On the home screen, you will see two options namely –

(i) Disk Cleaner –

You might not be aware of what junk gets accumulated when you continuously play games, install and use applications and even browse the web. Cache files are arising out of your applications and browsers, several log files coming out of your day-to-day activities and other unnecessary junk. AVG Cleaners displays this junk and helps you clean it in one click.

Disk Cleaner

(ii) Duplicate Finder –

There are two ways you can scan files and folders for duplicates. Either click on the Scan Folders option or drag a folder. In either case, you will be able to catch hold of all the duplicates which are cluttering your Mac.

Scan Folders

The screenshot below shows how duplicates are scattered across several different folders. If you try the manual way of finding duplicates, it would probably take a lifetime to sift through each of these folders.

The Cleaning Part

Whether you are in the “Disk Cleaner” or the “Duplicate Finder” you can select multiple items or select them individually for cleaning. Once you are sure of the files or folders that you wish to clean, all you have to do is click on the Clean button that you can see at the top right corner of the screen.

Clean button

The Goodness Of Zen

AVG Cleaner is powered by AVG Zen Network with the help of which you can remotely view not just the performance of your Mac PC or laptop but other devices as well.

Zen Network

Some Good And Some Not So Good Points

All in all, you won’t be disappointed with AVG Cleaner. It won’t be wrong to say that for something free, AVG cleaner makes for great Mac cleaner. It is effortless to use and helps you get rid of all the junk in your Mac in just one-click. It is exceptionally light on your resources and weighs just a little over 16 MB. It provides you with tips for optimization and Cleaning mac time and again.

But, what you need to worry is the fact that once you hit the Clean button, your files are gone forever. There is no undo button or restore button. We’d suggest that you carefully preview the files before deleting them and it is always recommended to keep a backup handy just in case a mishap occurs.

The Bottomline

AVG Cleaner for Mac is a must-have tool if it’s been a while since you decluttered your Mac PC or laptop of junk. You can now focus on more critical tasks and leave the cleaning part to this utility tool. If you’ve already used AVG Cleaner for Mac, do let us know about your experience in the comments section. And, if you use any other Mac cleaner, do let us know how better it is. For more such reviews, troubleshooting content and other tech-related stuff, keep reading Systweak blogs. Follow us on social media – FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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