Hard drive cleanup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maul1999, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. maul1999 macrumors newbie

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    Hello I have a Emac with osx panther. I know that windows xp has a way to clean up the hard drive like hard disk cleanup and the defragmentation, you know to reorginize everything and cleanup the computer. I was wondering does osx panther have something similar? Also I was wondering if panther has a anti viruis scan or does macintosh sell one or is there a free one that can be downloaded?

    Thank you
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    OS X defrags itself. You can actually slow your computer down if you force it.

    Antivirus is unnecessary for OS X. There are a few worms and a couple of trojans (most known security holes have been patched), but no actual viruses.
     
  3. emaja macrumors 68000

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    None of that stuff is necessary on a Mac. You can spend your time actually using it instead of maintaining it.
     

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