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    Cleaning my Mac Pro
    Is there a program that will clean my Mac? I know I could go through all the steps and clean my Mac myself but that would require I watch a ton of Youtube videos and read articles on how to do that. I just want to install something if it is available. Thanks!

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    The only program we recommend using is OnyX. Be sure to download the correct version for your version of OS X (that you didn't mention).

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    And here is a tutorial on using Onyx, the best utility available for cleaning:-


    Onyx Mac – Instant Download Onyx for Mac OS X » Blog Archive » How to use OnyX for Mac
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The only program we recommend using is OnyX. Be sure to download the correct version for your version of OS X (that you didn't mention).
    The version for ( osx 10.9) doesn´t work, could you check it.
    Thanks

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post

    I could´t open it , it says ¨Onyx can be opened since comes from un unidentified developer¨
    should i downloaded the older version having osx 10.9 ??

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    No, it's OK. Apple Gate Keeper is stopping you from opening it. Do this first:

    Open System Preferences, Security & Privacy. Click on the small lock at the bottom and enter your Admin password to open the lock. When the lock opens, place a small dot in the line that says: "Anywhere". Exit. Now you can open OnyX. If you like, after you install OnyX, you can reinstate Gate Keeper.

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    Don't even need to disable Gatekeeper with 10.9.

    After you attempt to open an app from a 3rd party - then open Security & Privacy - the app will be listed at the bottom of the General tab where you can click to allow it to open.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Yep. Do as bobtomay stated above, I forgot that Mavericks makes it easy to bypass Gate Keeper.

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    Only reason I remember is because I install so many apps...

    Come to think of it, should have about 50 apps that I can delete off of here by now.
    Keep thinking I may have a use for one of them.
    But by the time I do, I forget I have an app for that and go looking for one anyway.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Works perfect !
    Thanks to everyone !

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