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
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

any programs to clean up computer?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
flipm3

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2005
Posts: 67
flipm3 is on a distinguished road

flipm3 is offline
hey, are there any programs like AdAware, Spybot, Disk CleanUp and Disk Defragmenter for a PowerBook? i just want to take safety precautions so as not to get any viruses and to keep it running in top shape.
QUOTE Thanks
dstyrk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I recommend you go here and grab Onyx.

You don't need to worry about virus/spy-ware they are a NON issue with Mac's.
QUOTE Thanks
flipm3

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2005
Posts: 67
flipm3 is on a distinguished road

flipm3 is offline
thanks
QUOTE Thanks
dstyrk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

No problem.

You don't really "need" anything if you leave your computer on all the time. You Mac will run all it's own maintenance between 3-5am. It will optimize (disk defrag) every time you install something new, and I believe when you power down. Don't quote me on the last thing though.
QUOTE Thanks
witeshark

 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
Log off all apps. Then: cron tasks 1. Close all apps 2. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities).
2. Type: sudo sh /etc/daily
Note: Typing "daily" runs tasks normally scheduled for a daily interval. Type "monthly" or "weekly" in place of "daily" to runs tasks scheduled for those intervals.
3. Press Return.
4. Enter your Admin password when prompted, then press Return.
5. Quit Terminal when the task is complete. weekly tasks usually require a longer time to run than monthly or daily.
repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Contemplating the switch.. | A few (probably dumb) questions from a new Mac user »
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
wtf just happened..... iLEFTOVERCRACK Apple Notebooks 9 06-12-2008 03:26 AM
Deleting a Computer to Computer Network gesteves Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 02-11-2005 01:43 PM
Clean up computer? mac_noobie Switcher Hangout 6 01-23-2005 11:08 PM
apple remote desktop won't wake client computer flossie Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 03-08-2004 06:06 PM
RE: Clean install reapersllilgirl Other Hardware and Peripherals 7 12-08-2003 10:07 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:09 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?