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Clean Master - Antivirus, Applock & Cleanerfor Android

7.2.6

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Clean Master provides six functions for cleaning and protecting Android devices. It scans for viruses, frees up storage space, speeds up your phone, saves battery, test for secure WiFi connections, and manage games. Is it worth the download, then?

Bold claims

What appears to be a useful tool on the surface doesn’t deliver in terms of results.

The idea of optimizing your phone sounds great. What sounds even better is an easy-to-use app to help you do several tasks at once. After downloading Clean Master, you’ll be able to understand its many functions straight away. The clean interface and detailed dashboard provide everything you need to know about what the app can do for your phone.

Clean Master does a good job of demonstrating what it is doing, but its effectiveness ends there. When using the junk file removal service, the actual storage on the phone doesn’t change, even though the app dashboard says otherwise. Android has developed its tool for clearing a cache, to free up space on your phone. When testing phone speeds, the optimization tools made little to no difference. This makes downloading an app for these functions unnecessary.

When it comes to the other features of the app, the virus protection would have the most use; however, in comparison to software programs like AVG for Android, it isn’t as comprehensive regarding malware. The biggest downside of the app is the full-screen advertisements that play with every use of a feature. The advertisements are frustrating, and make the app counterintuitive, slowing down phone processes and draining the battery.

Where can you run this program?

Clean Master requires Android devices with version 9.0 installed.

Is there a better alternative?

Yes. If you want to free up space, use your Android settings. If you want protection, use a dedicated security app such as AVG.

Our take

You might feel good when you see the dials and stats on the dashboard, but the repetitive advertisements and lack of results will soon change that.

Should you download it?

No. If you are looking for something that delivers any one of the features of this app, you’ll find dedicated alternatives that do it better.

Clean Master - Antivirus, Applock & Cleanerfor Android

7.2.6

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