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Clean Master for Android

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Average
Average User Rating:
out of 21 votes out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.11.6
  • Total Downloads:
    205,676
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,542
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:

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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Worthless."

October 24, 2016  |  By vegasjoe91

2016-10-24 10:35:17  |  By vegasjoe91

 |  Version: Clean Master 5.11.6

Pros

None. See Cons.

Cons

This SPAM provider constantly interferes with the use of my phone. Whenever I want to use the phone this garbage switches to its ad-screen and causes calls to be missed.
When I switch to email, this garbage constantly switches to its AD SCREEN and prevents you from using your phone the way YOU want - by not having to click on their ads in order to read the email.
I cannot count the times I have cursed this trash for interfering with my phone usage.
It is worthless if it interferes and hijacks your phone.
Avoid this spamware at all costs.

Summary

Worthless.

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1 stars

"Hijacks your system!!"

October 01, 2016  |  By Spiderdude17

2016-10-01 05:57:35  |  By Spiderdude17

 |  Version: Clean Master 5.11.6

Pros

There are no real pros to using this app.

Cons

You will wake up in the morning to find Cleanmaster has transferred many gigabytes of data overnight. Especially bad if you have a limited data plan. I can't imagine any legitimate reason for the app to be eating data like this.

Summary

Is it a bug or is it a virus? Doesn't matter. Don't download it.

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1 stars

"DON'T DO IT!!!"

July 20, 2016  |  By MrMRD

2016-07-20 21:28:35  |  By MrMRD

 |  Version: Clean Master 5.11.6

Pros

Deletes files

Cons

Deletes files without you knowing what's being deleted. It was offered as a companion to File Manager for Android, which is a pretty good product so far. After it scanned, it offered to clean up files, and SUPPOSEDLY was allowing me to choose what types of files. I was impressed with what I thought were the results - 66% free storage - until I found out it DELETED ALL OF MY AUDIO FILES WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. Thank God I have Wondershare on my PC and had those files backed up!

Summary

Do not do it. Don't do it. Can I be clearer?

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1 stars

"I would give it "No Stars" if that were possible"

June 28, 2016  |  By DealBuster2

2016-06-28 15:46:42  |  By DealBuster2

 |  Version: Clean Master 5.11.6

Pros

There is nothing good about this app.

Cons

Last week this app began using massive amounts of data during the night when no one was using the phone and the app was closed. At 1.5GB at a time, over just a few days it used up and exceeded our data plan for no apparent reason.

Summary

If you have it, remove it immediately. If you don't have it yet, don't install it. There are other apps that do the same thing safely, including those that come with your phone.

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1 stars

"Stay away from this."

May 13, 2016  |  By proxyripper

2016-05-13 16:00:16  |  By proxyripper

 |  Version: Clean Master 5.11.6

Pros

Looks good. At first.

Cons

- Ads
- More ads
- Drains battery

Summary

Nope. Just nope. It seems good at first, but after using it a while I have realized it does more harm than good.
Stay away from this.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.11.6
few bugs fix
General
Publisher Kingsoft Office Software
Publisher web site http://www.wps.com
Release Date September 02, 2012
Date Added March 03, 2016
Version 5.11.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Compatible with Android 4.0 or above
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 205,676
Downloads Last Week 3,542
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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