What's Mac's CCLeaner alternative?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scott9s, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    As a windows user, I love ccleaner. It cleans out all the privacy data from firefox, windows, ie, and more.

    Is there a ccleaner for windows?

    Meaning is there an app that I can run to securely delete all my history, cookies, temp files in safari, firefox, empties trash, and cleans up any mac temp directories.

    thanks,

    Scott
     
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    UltraNEO*

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    Hiya Scott,
    I hate to piss on your parade but doesn't matter what software we use to securely erase date from your HD, a professional data recovery company can still recover everything we ever delete, plus a who lot more.

    Though for the average Joe, MacOS X has a built in feature that securely delete the trash from your HD. For everything else, there's onyx.

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  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Agreed. I'm more concerned with the every day joe, viruses, and everything else. I know, I know. OS X has no viruses, and everything is just fine, but I say it's better be safe than sorry.

    I also think it's nice to start with a fresh start as far as Browsers are concerned.
     
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    I use feature Reset Safari which is built into Safari.
     

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    also...use firefox as your browser. it can delete all your online data upon exiting. be nice if safari did that.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    i have read that onyx is a good software for that, but you can do this:
    Finder>Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility>Erase tab>CLICK YOUR HD IN THE LEFT COLUMN>Erase Free Space...>THE 7 TIMES OPTION IS THE BEST BUT TAKES LONG IF YOUR HARD DRIVE IS BIG.

    I used after having my black macbook for about 2 1/2 months and I got back about 1.2 GB.
    :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple:
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Of course an Apple user would be so blunt. Sorry to piss on YOUR parade, but if you know a little about computers you can make data irrecoverable.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Clean App from synium.

    It's logging barely touches my system and it's helpful to get rid of all those useless files.

    Also good is App Zapper.

    HHM
     
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    This is true, the other guy was being naive, you can zero your hard drive 30 times using the OS X install disk, and no one can ever ever ever recover any data then, but it takes about a week to do on a normal hard drive, its even NSA approved.
     
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    Despite all the claims that zero-d out data is still recoverable, I'm not aware of anyone who has ever been able to successfully demonstrate it, even if it was only one pass.
     
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    Nobody has ever recovered data that has been zeroed out. It's possible in theory though.
     
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    Blaine

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    Felt like you needed to watermark your image? :confused:
    The watermark is a little overboard, and I would have highlighted the secure empty trash instead of preferences.
     
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    kastenbrust

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    He runs his own site, thats why, if you checked his signature, profile or name rather than complaining you'd know that.
     
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    michael.lauden

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    CCleaner is great for windows.

    you can use Onyx for OS X. it is similar.

    but the program i use the most is called MainMenu. great for running scripts, cleaning, deleting cache's, etc.
     
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    According to the 2006 NIST Special Publication 800-88 (p. 7): "Studies have shown that most of today’s media can be effectively cleared by one overwrite" and "for ATA disk drives manufactured after 2001 (over 15 GB) the terms clearing and purging have converged."
     
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    CCleaner for MAC

    as of 24-May-2011 Piriform, the makers of CCleaner, have anounced the imminent release of a public beta for ccleaner

    http://www.piriform.com/mac
     
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    Oooooh. Cool!.

    OP - It's not free, but I like CleanMyMac. People here will claim it erases too much (it clears PPC code), but I've never had a problem with it. And I have a few complex program installations.
     
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    Cleaners such as this are not necessary and many do more harm than good. One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much

    While you may not have encountered problems yet, it's still not a good recommendation for others, based on the number of problems being reported.

    By the way, this thread was started over 3 years ago, and the OP hasn't been on this site for over a year.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; nl-nl) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Im using mackeeper :)
     
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    I wouldn't recommend that, either. You really don't need any "cleaner" app. If you insist on using some kind of maintenance app, the only one I could comfortably recommend is Onyx.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting. I've been using CleanMyMac without a problem. I'll look at CCleaner when it comes out.
     
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    It's out. Lifehacker: CCleaner
     
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    Direct link to CCleaner for OSX

    Note: You need Leopard or Higher.

    Link
     

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