Getting Started with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

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Quick Start Guide for New Users of App Cleaner

We’ve made a guide to getting started on App Cleaner & Uninstaller, so it’s easier for you to uninstall programs completely, find junk files and change login items or other system extensions. This guide will help you to get acquainted with the tool quickly, securely and reliably. It includes setup, how to uninstall programs, how to remove remains and how to manage system extensions.

Step 1 – Set up App Cleaner

Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller and confirm access to the Applications folder to get the installed programs list. For this click Confirm.

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In a new window, you will see all your apps from the Applications folder. To find their service files, you need a grant access to the Home folder. Click the Confirm button again.

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Now you are ready to start cleaning up your Mac. You can use either the free version of the application or get in-App Purchase and get App Cleaner & Uninstaller Pro.

Step 2 – Remove Apps and Clean up Unneeded Items

  • 2.1. Uninstall Applications

    The Applications Tab provides you with the possibility of uninstalling programs on Mac completely without a single remainder of the cache files. The list of all apps installed on your Mac is displayed in the left section. The list of caches, preferences, supported document types, crash reports and all other service files of each application is displayed in the right section of the window.

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To uninstall an app follow these steps:  choose the application → select its all support files → click Remove Service Files button → confirm by clicking the Remove button.

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Then go to the Application folder and remove the executable item. If you use the Pro mode of App Cleaner & Uninstaller, you can remove all the items of the app or multiple apps in just one click, so you skip the last step.

Please note, some of your files may be locked. In this case, the application will require your confirmation and show the appropriate message. Click the Confirm button to allow the application to remove unneeded files.

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  • 2.2. Operate User and Core Extensions

    In the Extension tab, you get a list of all system extension files in your Mac operation system: launch agents, login items, Mac and iOS installation files, and screen savers.

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  • View Mac Core Extensions

    Click Show Core Extensions to preview preference panes, internet plugins and widgets on your computer. Click Hide Core Extensions to hide them again. 

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  • Disable or Enable Startup Items

    In this tab, you can easily change login items and launch agents and stop programs from launching automatically at Mac startup. For this, use the switch button. If you don’t want the app to run at Mac startup, switch the item off. If you use App Cleaner & Uninstaller Pro, you even have the possibility of removing extension items.

  • 2.3. Find and Remove Leftovers

    When you remove apps in a regular way by just dropping them in the Trash bin, their service files still remain on your Mac. These leftovers can be found in the Remains tab. To get rid of them, select the files and click the Remove Service Files button.

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Now you know how to quickly clean up your Mac computer with App Cleaner.
App Cleaner is your efficient tool to uninstall unused applications and get rid of cluttering unneeded files from your disk.

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