MacPaw adds feature to CleanMyMac X to remove apps originating from Russia and Belarus
Software developer, MacPaw, announced today that they are upgrading the Uninstaller module in CleanMyMac X with a new Suspicious apps category. This helps users to quickly identify, review and remove apps originating from Russia and Belarus to protect users from potential cyber threats.
How does it work?
If any of the applications installed on your Mac are developed by or hosted in Russia or Belarus, CleanMyMac X marks them as suspicious.
To see whether you have any on your computer, follow this instruction:
- Launch CleanMyMac X
- Go to Uninstaller
- Select the Suspicious category in the side menu
- Review the apps in the category and select those you want to uninstall.
The legislation in Russia allows government and affiliated companies to access private information stored on servers in Russia without user consent or a court decision. As a consequence, apps made or hosted in Russia and Belarus may spy on users, steal their data, or even harm their computers.
The CleanMyMac team does its best to avoid bringing safe apps to the suspicious list. Before making a decision, they use information from different sources, ask security experts, and contact the app developer whenever possible and reasonable.
For more information, read this post on MacPaw’s blog.
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