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  1. #1
    Mac Cleanup programs
    Is MacKeeper a good program to clean up my Macbook Pro and optimize its performance?

    Are there better options?

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    chas_m
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    a. NO! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT'S HOLY NOOOOOOOOOO!

    b. Yes. OnyX is the most recommended. Keep in mind that cleanup is not REALLY necessary, but we compulsive types like to do it periodically anyway as preventive maintenance.

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    Mac Cleanup programs
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    +1 Onyx
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  4. #4
    Thanks very much.

    I really appreciate the advice

  5. #5
    Mac Cleanup Programs
    I've always been a fan of Ccleanup for windows and just downloaded the "free" mac version to my macbook pro seem's to be doing a good job so far, anyone else using this program with success?
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    Suave

  6. #6
    chas_m
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    I haven't looked into CCleaner too deeply, but it does seem like a legitimate product. There are a number of "cleaners" that either:

    a. Charge money for built-in system functions
    b. Are ineffective
    c. Or are even harmful (MacKeeper is a good example of this category)

    There are a lot of options in this category out there, but stick with the ones recommended by real users (like the members of this forum) if you're worried about getting ripped off or not getting something effective.

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    Mac Cleanup programs
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    Do not equate the free CCCleaner for Mac with the same program for Windows. The Windows program works well, however, we have received several reports from users of the Mac version that it inadvertently "cleaned" items that caused OS X to have to be reinstalled. Use caution! My recommendation is not to use it at all. Instead download and use the free OnyX program which works well.

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    chas_m
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    Thanks for the tip.

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    Mac Cleanup programs
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    Been using Onyx here for many years and never once had any issues. Highly recommended.

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    Mac Cleanup programs
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    + one more for Onyx. Make sure you get the right version for your OS.
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