Any one use MAC TUNEUP SOFTWARE ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zjw1974, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. zjw1974 macrumors newbie

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    Any one use mac tuneup software ??

    what dose it due ??:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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    Be careful with tune up utilities, if you select an option without knowing what it does you could potentially damage the operating system and have to perform a reinstallation. It doesn't happen a lot, but I've seen a few utilities out there that manage to mangle things pretty badly.

    Mac OS X tends to clean itself up pretty well as far as removing old temporary files and caches, and the file system that it uses isn't as prone to fragmentation like what you'd find on a Windows-based PC. In my opinion, there's no real need to fiddle around with un-necessary tune-up software.

    Just my two cents. :)
     
  4. zjw1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what option would damage the operating system:eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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    It depends on which application you are using to "tune-up" the computer. For example, there are commercial applications on the market that delete certain caches or modify options that shouldn't be touched - the only way to reverse this is usually a reinstall or restore from backup.

    If you're really interested in performing a "tune-up", I'd recommend either Maintenance or OnyX. Maintenance is a bit easier to use with less advanced options, and OnyX is like a swiss army knife of tools, both of which are relatively safe to use.

    Make sure that you make a backup of your system before performing any maintenance, using either Time Machine (which is included with your Mac), or an application such as Carbon Copy Cloner which can create a full image or snapshot of your hard drive.
     
  6. ThatNukkaMoe macrumors newbie

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    My question is, how do you know when the MBP needs the Tuneup.
     
  7. jrhahmann macrumors newbie

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    very good information, thanks for that!

    do you have any comments on MacKeeper?
     
  8. horvatic macrumors newbie

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    Tune Up My Mac is malware/ransom ware crap!

    Don't use this software. I witnessed 2 Macs with this software installed on it. Scanning with there software said the Macs were in terrible shape. They would crash a lot, wouldn't let you get to network drives or the internet sometime. The software would ask you to purchase it for $100.00 to fix it. Removed the software by going to the applications folder and moving the application to the trash. Empty the trash. Restarted the computers.
    Magically all the crashing was gone!
    Yes this software is good for nothing except giving you imaginary problems.
    Another piece of software to watch out for is MacKeeper. It also promises to speed up and clean your Mac. It to is malware and will only slow your Mac down to a crawl until you trash it as well.
    DON'T USE THIS SOFTWARE! If you have it on your system already trash it and empty your trash and restart to get rid of it.
    You are better with out it!
     

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