Mac equivalent of CCleaner?

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  1. Slothapotamus macrumors member

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    Is there such a thing? I've tried Onyx and it doesn't clean out my Firefox files (cache, history, etc). The strange thing is that it used to. When I first got my MacBook about 13 months ago Onyx was great, but then when Firefox 3 came out it just stopped being able to clean out Firefox's history and subsequent versions of Onyx have failed to rectify this.

    So basically I'm looking for a free (or cheap) Mac version of CCleaner.
     
  2. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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  3. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Firefox 3.5 comes with private browsing tools which should leave no trace of your browsing history on your computer. It's currently in beta, with Release Candidate 1 available next week (probably).
     
  4. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that's what he means... CCleaner does a lot more than just that!!
     
  5. testcard macrumors 68030

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    I know - I use CCleaner on a work PC. OP was fairly specific on removing Firefox files though, hence my suggestion of 3.5 and private browsing. More info here:
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Private+Browsing

    Of course Firefox does have the option in preferences>privacy to clear all private data on closing.
     
  6. magentawave macrumors regular

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    I know what he's talking about. CCleaner is an indispensible free utility for Windows that cleans all that junk you accumulate with a Windows machine.

    With a Windows machine you can also go to Start > Run > then type %temp% > Delete - and that deletes more junk that even clearing your cache (temporary internet files) and running CCleaner doesn't get.

    So is there an equivalent program like that for a Mac that doesn't mess up your computer. Preferably free would be nice too. :)

    Steve
     
  7. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Cleaner apps such as this are not necessary and many do more harm than good. Do yourself a favor and don't use them! As an example, 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
     

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