Avast Cleanup Pro for Mac - Getting Started

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 and activated on your Mac. For detailed instructions, refer to the following articles:

To get started, open the Avast Cleanup Pro user interface using one of the following methods:

  • Click the Avast Cleanup Pro icon on your menu bar and select Open Avast Cleanup Pro.
  • Click Go on the menu bar and select Applications, then double-click the Avast Cleanup Pro icon.

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 Clean Clutter on the main Avast 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 Avast Cleanup Pro screen.

You can adjust the Clean Clutter scan settings by going to AvastCleanup on the menu bar and selecting PreferencesScanning.

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 Find Duplicates on the main Avast Cleanup Pro screen. To change the location for the scan, click the folder icon next to Find and select the folder or drive you want to scan. The selected location is displayed under the Find button.
  2. After the scan completes, click View Duplicates.
  3. 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.
  4. After you make a selection, click Clean.
  5. Click Done to return to the main Avast Cleanup Pro screen.

You can adjust the Find Duplicates scan settings by going to AvastCleanup on the menu bar and selecting PreferencesScanning.

Identify bad or similar photos

The Find photos option scans your Mac for photos that are blurry, bladly-lit, or similar. To initiate a scan and review bad or similar photos, follow these steps:

  1. Click Find under Find Photos on the main Avast Cleanup Pro screen.
  2. Choose where you want Avast Cleanup Pro to scan for photos by ticking or unticking the folders and locations. Click Add to select additional folders, external drives, or specific photos you want included in the scan.
  3. After you make a selection, click Scan.
  4. Click Review to see all the bad and similar photos that Avast Cleanup Pro has found.
  5. Click Got It to remove the pop-up message.
  6. Choose a selection method using the drop-down menu at the bottom of the screen or make a selection manually by ticking the pictures you want to delete.
  7. After you make a selection, click Remove to confirm deletion of your selected files.
  8. Click Done to return to the main Avast 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, follow these steps:

  1. Click AvastCleanup on the menu bar and select Preferences.
  2. Select the Alerts tab and adjust the settings according to your preferences.

View subscription information

To view your subscription information, follow these steps:

  1. Click AvastCleanup on the menu bar and select Preferences.
  2. Select the Subscription tab to view the duration of your Avast Cleanup Pro subscription.
  • Avast Cleanup Pro 1.x for Mac
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 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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