Mac Cleaner, is it good?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by di1in, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. di1in macrumors regular

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    Is Mac Cleaner good - every webpage with adsense seems to be showing it when i browse on my mac.
     
  2. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    They just massively advertise. I don't think you really need it...
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You really don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space. It will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space.

    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software.
     
  4. tblrsa macrumors regular

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    I second that. What I also suggest is scanning your Mac for old and outdated software.

    I recently removed iStat Menus 2.0, together with AppFresh and some other shareware crap which used to start up with the computer. Check startup items for your User and root and remove any .plist file which does not belong in there (Check the Internet to be sure). I also use the Console to get Error Messages from App leftovers.

    My Mac runs OSX Lion a lot smoother since my manual cleaning, so in my opinion there is not much need for tools.
     
  5. tj2001 macrumors regular

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    Most maintenance apps aren't necessary, however Cocktail by Maintain has been in my app arsenal since early OS X days and I really appreciate its tool-set.
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Why did you remove istat? issues? What else did you delete?
     
  7. tblrsa macrumors regular

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    I´ve removed .plist Files for CheckUp by App4Mac, as it was generating a whole mess in the console log. I further removed iStat Menus 2.0, AppFresh and a .plist entry for Microsoft Office.

    iStat Menus 2.0 is working on Lion, but it is outdated software not written with OSX Lion in mind. So I got rid of it for the moment, might get back to it later. I cleaned my Mac as Lion behaved sluggish and it does feel faster now.
     
  8. di1in thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. haulover macrumors newbie

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    MacCleaner is a useless tool and makes your Mac working slower
    they are also crooks: I bought a "lifelong license" and was lately literally "bombed" with their advertising for a PAID "upgrade", that does not do anything else, what the old one did already. They also tricked me into logging in with a new password. I was foolish enough to do so: now my old MacCleaner does not even work anymore. I send several emails to them: never got any answer: so much for "24/7 customer service". I uninstalled everything: now my mac is faster than before
     

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