CleanmyMac

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  1. gw0gvq Contributor

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    Should this be an essential programme to Clean Up or is nothing needed and if nothing is needed , How should a Mac be cleaned and how regular please.?
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I would avoid that and MacKeeper. Both can cause more harm than good. A quick search of the forum here would give some interesting results.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    CleanMyMac and MacKeeper have a reputation for "cleaning" too much and you wind up with a mac that will not boot. Besides, OSx has its' own cleanup jobs. I think the Keeper/Cleaner apps are malware.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  5. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    The only thing you need to clean is 'Empty Trash'.:D
     
  6. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Quite agree. For the vast majority of users, I expect that good housekeeping practices should do the job. Your Mac does a decent job of handling the rest.

    Before installing any 'clean up' software, ask yourself what problem you're having that it will solve. If you're not having any problems then you don't need any software to solve them. If you are having problems, cleanup software is unlikely to be the solution and can potentially create new problems.
     
  7. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    In addition to keeping the trash empty, I occasionally look through my downloads folder and trash .part files, Adobe Flash Player updates from 2011 and the like. When looking for something you remember downloading "a while ago", it's a lot easier to sort through 130 files than 1300 files.
     
  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    I can 100% agree! The one-and-only 'cleaning app'! Be careful at use!

    Cheers
     
  9. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    + 1. CleanMyMac may cause serious problems. I would suggest avoiding it. From time to time I use Disk Doctor to clean the Cache and the Logs.
     
  10. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I was going to purchase cleanly mac..34.99 -stopped though as quite a wee cost for a cleaning app.

    Currently trying disk doctor as no el capitan lynx yet.
     
  11. psik, Oct 4, 2015
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    I use clean my mac and it causes no problems. It makes doing certain functions easy + it figured out that i improperly unisntalled an app and it removed the remanants for me making my boot up easier.

    Unlike MacKeeper CleanMyMac is not malware - it also allows u to see all ur extensinos and makes it easy to organize certain services of your mac. It has not caused any troubles for me, and the developpers behind it looks much more responsible compared to MacKeeper + its not malware unlike MacKeeper.

    Now, does mac os x need an app like clean my mac? that's another questions, perhaps not, but i still enjoy using it and its various functions.

    I must add: Use EtreCheck on a regular basis as well if you do not already.
     
  12. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    OnyX is the only way to go! BUT, use it with real common sense, and read the release/proper usage/crull pit notes how to use it properly!!!

    Cheers
     
  13. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    OnyX for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    OnyX for OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be available some days after the final version of OS X 10.11 has been released.
    I don't work with the OS X Beta versions because there are lot of changes between the Beta versions and the final version.

    Haven,t use Onyx yet.

    disk doctor is simple though doesn't support network external drive
     
  14. psik macrumors 6502

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    Onyx is an excellent app. However, that does not make CleanMyMac a terrible app, as I said cl my mac makes certain things more convenient or simple to do. anyways i don't want to keep defendign cleanmymac my only point was i don't find it malware or it doing anything terribl to your macbook, while mackeeper is malware and may damage the mac.
     
  15. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the heads up! I'm still on 10.10.4, so I'm in no hurry. Still investigating the pro's and con's of OS X El Capitan.

    Cheers
     
  16. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Clean my mac is tempting again..got an e-mail 30% discount..24.47....much better than 35.00..think i'll get myself a new wee app 'for the sake' of it
     
  17. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    This is how they do it. Anyway, I would choose Onyx anytime over CleanMyMac.
     
  18. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend MacClean because it's free and works great, here is what it freed up just now :eek:
    [​IMG]
     
  19. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Poppycock. CleanMyMac is absolute junk, and shame on the two people for upvoting your comment. It's giving extremely poor advice to people on this forum.

    If you want to remove all traces of applications, drag the app into AppCleaner and do it through there. Other than the odd volume verification, shutting down regularly and keeping half an eye on your HDD/SSD's SMART data, you don't need to do any maintenance on OS X.
     
  20. JSC macrumors member

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    I use Clean My Mac as well. I've had no problems. It does a good job cleaning all remnants of deleted apps. It does remove about 2gbs of languages I don't use as well. Cleans your browser cache too. Two clicks to do it all.
     
  21. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    It freed the complete OS from your Mac!!! :D

    Cheers
     
  22. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    ROTFLMAO! :D
     
  23. hindmost macrumors regular

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  24. hindmost macrumors regular

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    I have used Onyx and CleanMyMac on occasion. BOTH completely destroyed my file directories. Thank heaven I also have DiskWarrior which managed to rebuild the directories...otherwise I would be tearing my hair out yet.

    I will say that I am using Apple 'beta' Operating Systems when these mishaps occurred.

    Right now I'm using the latest OS X 10.11.2 and all is well....however, I am not going to tempt fate and use either Onyx nor CMM ever, ever again. Those that advise the Mac pretty much cleans itself are correct.

    YMMV, if apps work for you...soldier on!
     
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