Disk defragmenter or other utilities?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joshua_msu, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. joshua_msu macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2004
    chicago (formerly detroit)
    New to Mac here. Got a top of the line iMac. I was wondering if there is a disk defragmenter program similar to Windows, or any other utilities that should be run on a semi regular basis to keep my computer running fast and smooth? I use Safari, but I dunno if I am getting any spyware. Thanks.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You are not likely to get any kind of virus or spyware on the Mac, so you should be OK there

    Also, most will tell you there is no need for a defragmenter either

    Welcome to the Mac and OSX... it isn't Windows

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    He's right. Nothing to worry about - just make sure Volume Journaling is "On" in the Disk Utility and you're all set.

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