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I have had ny mac a year now and I imagine that by now there are a number of issues that are slowing it down etc.
I was looking for some software to sacn and correct this and saw Cleanmy mac.
Is it any good and are there ant cheaper better ones out there that do the same job
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There are many, some free, some varying in cost.

I use IceClean which is free and seems adequate to the task and is stable - no crashes or freezes in the 6 months I've used it.

More erudite opinion will no doubt be forthcoming from others.

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Well you do have Disk Utility. If you want ot do a clean up goto Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility and use the Repair Permissions tab to Repair your permissions lol....

others out there and people swear by is Oynx ~ By Titanium Software or MainMenu.
With Oynx make sure you download the .v that is compatible with the OS you are running. If you dont, you could cause problems you dont want. I personally have MainMenu and it is a paid App but totally worth my hard earned $. Either App will do all this ... Alot more than DU



So yea another couple to contemplate

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Another vote for Onyx and have a read of this thread:-


"CleanMyMac"

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I have to say that I'm converted!

IceClean is good and free.

Onyx is very, very good and free!

So, TattooedMac and harryb2448, thank you - and you're right.

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Been running my Mac for well over a 2 years and the only thing I have ever done is repair permissions from time to time and an occasional reboot (once a month or so). I have never had an issue with it slowing down. To be honest, this is UNIX based, not Windows so you don't really need to clean anything.
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I've been using Cocktail forever on my Mac. It does cost money, and I can't claim it's better than some of the free alternatives, but I've always been happy with it.

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Some good info here.
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Some of the more knowledgeable user here feel that Clean-my-mac can be potentially unsafe: "CleanMyMac"

Don't believe anything I tell you, unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true, or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction. This is known as "doing your homework."
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