New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

What is TechTool Pro doing the background?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
lloyd709

 
Member Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 3
lloyd709 is on a distinguished road

lloyd709 is offline
I know TechTool Pro can recover files, test performance and stuff like that but it seems to do a lot of processing in the background and take writes a lot of stuff to disk. So, in English, what's it actually doing and is it really worth it. I backup my disk very regularly and from past experience when things go wrong with disks, they really go wrong and it's generally back to backup time. So basically, can someone tell me why I should keep it running?
QUOTE Thanks
McBie

 
McBie's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,522
McBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to beholdMcBie is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.10.1

McBie is offline
I have no clue what TechTool pro does in the background and since you don't know either, you might as well remove it. Why run an application if you don't know what the purpose is or even know that you need it or not.

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers ... McBie

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem. You understand ?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 40,878
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is online now
Have to agree with member McBie. If something's not broken why run Tech Tool Pro as it's just using memory and likely slowing things down? Make sure you remove it from your startup items or login items so that it does not start up automatically when you start your machine.
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,119
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is online now
TTP should not be running unless set up as chscag advises. It sits dormant like other Utilities until you activate it to do its thing.

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!
QUOTE Thanks
lloyd709

 
Member Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 3
lloyd709 is on a distinguished road

lloyd709 is offline
Thanks guys

That was my feeling as well. I only installed it to see if it could do anything with a broken disk I had. I've got a horrid feeling though that it's going to be quite hard to uninstall! I hate software like this. I thought I'd get round the problem if I could find out it was doing something useful but I can't find anything that say's what it's actually doing.
QUOTE Thanks
Slydude

 
Slydude's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 6,671
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.8,3 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 4

Slydude is offline
I have not run TTP regularly in a while. Got the new version cheap recently but haven't configured it yet. I suspect that it is updating information about the directory structure of mounted disks. I'll check as soon as I can and let you know.

Previous versions did not generate a lot of unnecessary activity though.

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,119
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is online now
Have a look at the last post in this thread. In TPT forums problems such as you are experiencing are usually fixed with a reboot:-

https://www.micromat.com/component/k...pro-for-nowook at the last post on this thread for uninstalling.

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!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Word 2011 -- problems with compatibility mode -- text disappears then reappears | iTunes opening? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Closed Macbook Pro display remains active when using external monitor user72 Apple Notebooks 1 06-27-2012 11:40 PM
TechTool Pro 5 ghost alerts Luqven OS X - Apps and Games 5 12-19-2010 04:43 PM
Micromat's TechTool Pro rookies OS X - Apps and Games 3 10-21-2007 04:44 PM
To Mac Pro or not to Mac Pro? london Switcher Hangout 32 08-22-2006 12:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?