Mac Keeper

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chuckitall, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Chuckitall macrumors newbie

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    Sep 25, 2014
    #1
    I own a 5 year old desk top iMac and for the past several weeks things seem a little slower. I was told years ago that you don't need cleaners for Apple products, but is that still true or would investing in Mac Kleener improve performance, thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    You should absolutely avoid that app! You 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, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.
    These apps 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. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.
    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance. OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
     

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