Is OnyX a legit application

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  1. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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    I cam across a system checker from Titanium Software and it is called OnyX is this legit software?
     
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    In longer: As opposed to what, illegitimate apps? Viruses? Spyware? On a Mac? Yeah, right.
     
  5. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it worthwhile to have?
     
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    Don't you have to pay for it? Deeper does much what OnyX does, but is free. If OnyX is free, too, have at thee.
     
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    I think so. I use it all the time. It allows you to do stuff you probably didn't know about. And it helps clean out your system.
     
  8. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As a new Mac user, I am uncertain on many things, and that is why I ask people that know a lot more than me.

    OK thanks.
     
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    It is free. Good to have. Run it once in a while.
     
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    Onyx is a life saver. It makes my Mac new once a month.
     
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    Deeper IS Onyx... I really see no difference in the UI, function, or anything. OnyX is fantastic and free.
     
  12. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded and installed OnyX for OS10-5 but what is
    Maintenance 1.2.4 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and
    Deeper 1.1.2 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)? They all look the same and do the same thing I think.
     
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    I have yet to use it. I purchased my mac in june 2008, i'm not shure if I should at this point.
     
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    I use onyx once a month, good to flush out the system with once and a while. It's probably best to just stick with onyx on it's own though.
     
  15. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if there is a way to know if you need it! I guess once a month would be fine, but what options should I select? When I installed OnyX it put the application in the Applications folder what do I do with the folder on the bottom right of screen capture, it has the un-install and other things?
     

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    Onyx, Deeper and Maintenance all come from the same developer. The latter two are just parts of Onyx separated for people who don't want all of Onyx's features.

    Now what you have in the bottom right corner is a mounted disk image that appears when you open a DMG. You can just eject it and keep the DMG if you want to keep the uninstaller.
     
  17. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I might have screwed up, as I rebooted the iMac and the disk image is no longer on the screen. Is there a way to retrieve it? Or just forget about it?
     
  18. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    It's legit. I use it on my MacBook whenever I feel it getting a little sluggish (avg. 3-4 mos.).
     
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    Disk images always go away when you restart or log out. You just open up the DMG again and it will mount the Disk image.
     
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    It works but be carefull .. I had to re install adobe aps after I ran it
     
  21. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK I deleted the DMG as I thought it is no longer needed. Not a big deal I guess.
     
  22. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Correct. Just redownload it if you want to uninstall. (Not sure why you would want to anyway).
     
  23. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't plan to remove it, but I still need to know what is safe to have cleaned, other than cache files.
     
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    Why, what happened?
     

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