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    MacKeeper
    I have come across a piece of open source software called MacKeeper. It promises to do lots of tasks and updates within the one application. Has anyone used it, had experience of using it?

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    actually for me the application works quite well

    it does what it's supposed to do+
    it has data recovery, which came in handy today because i lost a music library of 200Gb on an external HDD linked to itunes

    i've been using macs for 3 years and installed this 2 months ago
    no problems so far

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    I find it very curious how one person asks about a specific piece of software the day they registered their account, then another person, newer to the forum by one day, replies with positive comments about this same software. And neither have any other posting history. Very curious indeed.

    My thoughts on MacKeeper? Save your money. It does nothing that can't be done for less (or free) from other solutions. Nothing at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    My thoughts on MacKeeper? Save your money. It does nothing that can't be done for less (or free) from other solutions. Nothing at all.
    Could you suggest something I may try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinotested View Post
    Could you suggest something I may try?
    What exactly are you looking to accomplish? As a general rule, we don't recommend most "cleaning" or "security" software because many are poorly coded or make it too easy to destroy your system. OS X really needs very little maintenance as it is. We typically recommend having Onyx (freebie) on hand to run a few cache cleaning and other maintenance tasks if the need arises as part of troubleshooting, but they do NOT need to be run regularly. Perhaps with an OS update, but otherwise not routinely. I also like TinkerTool System (not to be confused with plain old TinkerTool, a companion app). It's not free, but it is cheap and does an outstanding job of explaining its functions and taking precautions with some of the modules that have the potential to cause issues with your system. There is no other utility of this class that I've seen that I recommend spending money on.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Best answer already provided by lifeisabeach.
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