Is there a system scanner?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hoodgyno, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. hoodgyno macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    Hello, I was wondering is there a system scanner built into Mac OsX? How do you guys check for unauthorized files and or errors on your computer? How do you keep your system healthy? Is it necessary to re-load Os X like Windows every now and then like once a year just to keep things fresh and running like new? Or am I still thinking with the Windows mindset?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This ^. There's nothing you need to do to maintain your Mac. Mac OS X does a good job of maintaining itself, without user intervention.
  3. lythium macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2009
    OsX just works as advertised. Well.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Yes, Windows is the only OS where you have to do all those things.

    How to keep unknown files off the computer: Never do normal work with an Admin account. If your normal account has admin privileges remove them right away. But this also applies to Windows, Linux and any other OS.

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