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Editors' Rating:
Average
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.15.7
  • Total Downloads:
    232,196
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    884
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #4 in Other

Editors' Review

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The popular Cheetah Mobile Clean Master earns high marks for antivirus protection and usability, but the price of this free app is pushy self-promotion.

Pros

Ready protection: Tap the Antivirus icon at the bottom left of the app's home screen to initiate a scan. Clean Master also automatically checks for potential problems when you download a new or updated app. After a scan, Clean Master displays results and other potential problems (such as privacy issues) that it has found.

Top scores on malware detection and usability: Cheetah Mobile gets high marks on device protection and usability from the security and antivirus research firm AV-Test.

Helpful companion apps: Cheetah offers a broad collection of related security and performance-improvement apps for monitoring app permissions and freeing up memory.

Cons

Adds duplicate shortcuts and unwanted app: After installation, the app puts a duplicate Clean Master shortcut icon on the Android home screen and an unwanted 1 Tap Boost shortcut.

Pushy notifications: The app sends frequent messages to your phone's notification drawer about related Cheetah Mobile services it wants you to activate and use.

Misleading messages: After a Clean Master virus scan, the app displays a confusing message stating that your device is at risk and you need to "Improve device security level" by installing better Cheetah antivirus and privacy protection.

Bottom Line

Cheetah Mobile Clean Master does a solid job of guarding your phone, but its misleading messages, nagging notifications, and attempts to upsell you to other apps and services make it as much a nuisance as a help.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.15.7
A few minor updates to make Clean Master an even better Cleaner & Booster, with enhanced Antivirus protection.
General
Publisher Kingsoft Office Software
Publisher web site http://www.wps.com
Release Date February 15, 2017
Date Added February 15, 2017
Version 5.15.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 232,196
Downloads Last Week 884
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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