Several months ago, I’ve installed an app called CleanMyMac. Big mistake. I didn’t like it much. I deleted it shortly after. The uninstall didn’t quite exactly remove everything. This morning, I updated my computer with the latest Mac updates. It required a reboot. Sure enough, the CleanMyMac notifications came back. Apparently, there’s some pieces of the app that are still running on my machine.
The only way I was able to delete anything related to the CleanMyMac app was to use a couple of tools. One is called Find Any File, a handy utility for finding obscure files in your OS. The other is the handy tool called the Terminal. Start with the Find Any File app and search for files that contain the words “CleanMyMac” and “macaw.” The Find Any File app will show you a list of files and their locations. You should be able to delete the files directly from the app. However, there are some files that are write-protected. They can be deleted using a sudo account on the Terminal.
Open up your Terminal and start deleting the files using “sudo rm” command. You’ll be ask to provide the admin password. Don’t forget to empty the Trash.
That should do the trick.