|Nov 5, 2012, 07:25 AM||#1|
This is my first visit to the site.
Could someone give me the pros and cons of MacKeeper. I'm tempted but would like to know others thoughts about it. I should say that I'm a user sooner than an enthusiast.
Secondly, a bank on which I do some of my on-line banking keeps urging me to take a security package called Rapport that they are offering. Has anyone any experience of this and is it worth it
Thanks in advance
|Nov 5, 2012, 07:32 AM||#2|
As far as Diskeeper goes, frankly it's a waste of money IMO...Many here would agree and a search will give you more information. Believe it or not, it can actually cause issues if used incorrectly. Unlike a windows machine, your Mac does a very goof job of taking care of itself, and third party applications are not required.
As far as Rapport goes, I can't help you there as I have never heard of it, but I have been doing ALL my banking online for years now, have never used anything more than the security provided by username and password / secret info, and have never had any issues at all.
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|Nov 5, 2012, 01:32 PM||#4|
Some remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process. These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space.
Some of these apps delete caches, which can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt. Caches exist to improve performance, so deleting them isn't advisable in most cases.
Many of the tasks performed by these apps should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.
Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
|Nov 6, 2012, 08:25 AM||#5|
Many thanks, GGJ. Seems to back up what MacMan said.
As I said, I'm a user rather than an enthusiast and have little knowledge of what goes on beneath the surface. My son, who is both a Mac user professionally and an enthusiast has always said that Mac's look after themselves so, I shall not bother with MacKeeper.
Thank you both again for taking the trouble to reply
|Nov 23, 2012, 11:25 AM||#7|
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