Aladdin Systems is shipping Spring Cleaning 5.0.

This latest iteration of the Macintosh uninstaller adds more cleaning tools and ways to protect online privacy.

Optimized for Mac OS X, this version provides 16 powerful tools for removing hard-drive and Internet clutter to increase Mac performance and secure online confidentiality.

New features include customizable searches; enhanced Internet cookie-editing; drag-&-drop capabilities; a System Menu to provide shortcuts to features; and root-access allowances.

Pauline Shumake, Aladdin’s product manager, said: “Spring Cleaning helps all Macintosh users achieve two basic goals: keeping their Mac running at optimal performance, and helping them take control over their Internet experience.”

Spring Cleaning 5.0 costs $49.99, and is available through Aladdin’s online store.