Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cindy, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Cindy macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    Should I wash everything on my Mac every once in a while. The MacWasher says:

    Webroot MacWasher X protects your privacy and improves system performance

    Comprehensive cleaning of your Mac and Internet history

    Internet Cleaning


    * cache
    * cookies
    * history
    * mail trash
    * drop-down address bar
    * auto-complete forms
    * downloaded files
    * and more

    Mac Cleaning

    * trash folder
    * favorites
    * logs
    * Sherlock History
    * recent document, application and server lists
    * temporary files folder
    * receipts
    * and more
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i dont have any programs to do any of this stuff for me

    if it needs to be done i go ahead and do it, if not, i just leave it be
    if you feel the need for such a program go ahead and use it if you would like

    for me personally i dont feel the need to use such an app, i can emtpy my trash just fine, and if i need to clear out my caches i can handle that as well if need be
  3. Cindy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    Does sound like a maid service doesn't it? I don't have any problems emptying the trash either or the recent items etc. What I'm not sure about is the caches.... how do you know that needs to be tended to and how do you go about doing that?
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    well in a program like Safari, and other browsers, the only time you should really have to empty the cache is if there is a problem loading a page consistently or something else, the caches are there too speed up the browser in the first place by remembering data from sites you have been too

    you dont have to really worry about the majority of that stuff the program does, i wouldnt worry about the reciepts, logs or anything else like that

    if you are having problems, most of these things can be reset indivitually through your browser, such as history, cache, auto-complete forms, etc

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