CleanMyMac X Adds Native M1 Mac Support, Gets New Design

Cleanmymac x

MacPaw has updated its popular CleanMyMac X software to natively support Apple Silicon, meaning your M1 Mac can now the app without Rosetta 2 emulation, resulting in better performance and battery life.

The new and improved features are below for CleanMyMac X:


  • Get rid of even more junk with a new feature in the System Junk module — Universal Binaries.
  • Scan of processes launched before Malware Monitor.


  • Detecting and killing malicious processes within Smart Scan and Malware Removal.
  • Malware scan got faster.
  • Improved ways of detecting malware.

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As for the design, it’s now more modern and sports a clean look with new colours and a simplified interface, plus there are new animations as well. You’ll see a revamped sidebar menu and a new CleanMyMac X icon as well.

Silver sparrow

MacPaw told iPhone in Canada on Thursday, with CleanMyMac X, it can also detect the Silver Sparrow malware that can affect both Intel and M1 Macs—and notify you if it’s detected on your system and remove it. We use CleanMyMac X and it’s a great way to manage your Mac, free up space and more.

Click here to buy CleanMyMac X from MacPaw—there’s also a free edition to try out as well.

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