Mavericks Cache Cleaner

lammy1961

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Mavericks Cache Cleaner....Anyone heard of it ?
Is it any good.

Thanks.
 

Der Kommandant

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In my opinion you don't need cleaning apps like the one you mentioned and you shouldn't pay for it. If you still want one I would recommend you to use Onyx, it's trusted and free.
 

lammy1961

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In my opinion you don't need cleaning apps like the one you mentioned and you shouldn't pay for it. If you still want one I would recommend you to use Onyx, it's trusted and free.
Thanks for that Der Kommandant.
But is there a version of onyx for Mavericks 10.9.2 ?
 

lammy1961

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Any sort of cleaner for OS X can do more damage than good. There is no need to use one.
My Mac has slowed down quite a bit since I installed Mavericks 10.9.2.....Slow to boot and FireFox is slow to load....Any ideas ?
 

w0lf

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First off any computer is almost always gonna be slower to boot and/or launch apps for the first 1-5 boots after an upgrade/update.

Secondly 90% of the time having anti-virus software and or cleaning software on your mac is going to slow you down and do more harm then good.
 
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GGJstudios

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Mavericks Cache Cleaner....Anyone heard of it ?
Is it any good.

Thanks.
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.
My Mac has slowed down quite a bit since I installed Mavericks 10.9.2.....Slow to boot and FireFox is slow to load....Any ideas ?
You can check the following locations for apps that automatically launch on startup and delete any you don't need/want:
  • System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items (SL and older: System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items)
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/LaunchAgents
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > /Library/StartupItems
After you delete items from the list, restart your Mac and those processes should not be running.
How do I do that ?
I am a McAfee subscriber.

Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
 

xgman

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I use mavericks cache cleaner regularly and yes it is now updated for 10.9.2. Good for quick cleaning routines, etc.