Mac Cleanse usefulness??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by carrollf, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. carrollf macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    #1
    My iMac was acting a little sluggish recently and someone recommended that I use Mac Cleanse to clean it out. Has anyone used this app before? What exactly does it do or clean?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    I haven't used that specific app, but maintenance and 'cleaning' tools in OSX are largely unnecessary.

    Some things to do if your Mac is slow:


    • Check your hard drive's free available space.
    • Check Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder to see if anything is using up a lot of your resources.
    • Disconnect peripherals.
    • Check if there's a correlation between certain third party apps and the computer's slowness.
    • Remove system hacks and theme changers.
     

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