Is Etreheck safe to use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Luiiyuui, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Luiiyuui macrumors newbie

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    Heard about EtreCheck that allows to gather system data and let specialists see if anything is wrong.
    http://www.etrecheck.com,
    What's the consensus, is it safe?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Yes, I believe so and I have recommended it here multiple times. The source code can be downloaded from Github and built. Although the code is not as neat as I would like, it does not appear to do anything crazy.
     
  3. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I just got it, turned on snitch firewall, it asked 3 things, https on 443 to the apps' web site for updates, a support apple.com site, and adobe's .com web site.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Totally safe and a great troubleshooting tool.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Saw the title and dived in just hoping to find you here. Where there's EtreCheck, there's Weaselboy! :D
     
  6. EwuDahela macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, but is that good or bad thing?
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Neither good nor bad...
    it's an expected response.
     
  8. Floris macrumors 68020

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    ^ that.
     

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