A closer look at MacCleanse

MacCleanse (v. 2.0.6) is a small application that safely erases caches, logs, cookies, histories, and more. It provides detailed information on each item it cleanses, and can even securely wipe files.

It contains enhanced features for myriad of specific applications such as AIM, Bit Torrent, FireFox, iChat, ICQ, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Netscape, Opera, Safari, Skype, Xtorrent, and many others.

Following the short installation and setup processes, you are welcomed by this screen:

A quick peak at the General Preferences before we start:

Go to the Search part of the left column to select the items you want the software to find and delete:

Click on any item and see in the yellow rectangle what it includes.

After you make your selection and press the Scan button (in the Scan & Delete section), you will be reminded to close all the applications affected so that the wiping process is executed thoroughly.

Here is the result:

I recommend (at least at the beginning) using the Scan button first and the Delete All one second – after you make sure that you indeed want to have those items deleted.

As you can see, the Cleaning section of the left options column allows you to keep an activity log, set specific locations (folders, or their content) that get deleted during every cleanse operation, and to save specific configuration of cleanse items:

MacCleanse is easy-to-use, fast and thorough. The included explanations for every item are a godsend to novices.

Download it here.

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