Please recomend a good utility/check up program for Yosemite

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  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend low on the techie scale, and he'd like a utility program..that checks stuff out, cleans stuff..fixes small errors, "speeds up the mac"..that kind of thing.

    Like I said, he's low techie, so Onyx really isn't the thing (he does have it)....something with more hand holding.

    Can anyone recommend something that's good?
     
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    EtreCheck is a good place to start, it supplies a lot of information and can point you in the right direction.
     
  4. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thnks.that's not so helpful:)
     
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    Tell him to avoid MacKeeper and CleanMyMac like the plague!

    I use only one application of that kind (when I am lazy to clean manually): Disk Doctor (https://fiplab.com/apps/disk-doctor-for-mac), but Macs don't really need such software.
     
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    Prob best not to use anything... these macs look after themselves.

    Maybe admedic... just incase you're sucked into MacKeeper.
     
  8. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't helpful. At all. In case you didn't read the whole original post, I have a non-techie friend who wants a program for computer maintenance. Whether or not a mac can or can not "look after themselves" is not an issue. My friend came to me, I came to the forum.

    I thank those who responded with recommendations and information.
     
  9. bhtwo macrumors 6502a

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    Don't get huffy... all I'm saying is he doesn't need one.
     
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    I use disk doctor also to clean caches, logs and trash. Never a problem with it.
     
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    Thanks for the rec!
     
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    No problem and it also seems to empty the trash when there are stuck items which happens regularly on osx, at least to me.
     
  14. xgman macrumors 601

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    yosemite cache cleaner has been pretty good through the years.
     

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