Program to Clean System?

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  1. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    Hello Everyone!

    I wanted to know what program you all prefer for cleaning out your mac.

    I have a new macbook, and it is not as fast as the first week I got it.

    Does anyone have any good apps to solve a manner as this one?

    Thank You!!

    -Ryan
     
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  3. waffles123 macrumors regular

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    1. Reset Safari.

    2. Put all of your files that you don't use anymore (mainly downloads, such as DMGs) in the trash.

    3. Empty your trash.

    4. Check if there are any system updates.

    5. If so, download them and restart your computer.

    6. If no updates, still restart your computer. It's good to restart your mac every week or two.

    7. Have fun with your new mac ;)
     
  4. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    MacDust

    Really Good!!! :D

    It's only £9.95 and you can run it 15 times without paying....

    J
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I use AppleJack, Onyx, DiskWarrior, and Drive Genius 2 (AppleJack and Onyx are free) for my maintenance and they all work great.
     
  6. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Is XSlimmer any good? I downloaded it, but it only cleans a small amount for the trial version and I can't see spending moolah for it if it's no good..
     
  7. welshtedz macrumors newbie

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  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Just used it. Works pretty darn good. And for the most part all of the programs I have used it on open up quicker. Keep in mind there are some blacklisted programs ie adobe products and some mircosoft. But on the other programs it took a good portion of them and shrunk them down.

    Did it on the wifes mac mini and now her little mini seems to be flying!!!

    I also use Onyx. Haven't tried any of the other ones yet!
     
  9. Blindfutur3 macrumors member

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    I use MainMenu

    Never tried out any of the others mentioned as MM has never faulted me
     
  10. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Thank you. I don't mean to thread-jack, but it seemed apropos. :)
     
  11. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    main menu is great. and is barely noticeable on the activity monitor
     
  12. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    Use monolingual to remove 4+gb's of languages and code out of your apps. An saves a load of space!
     
  13. hndn macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I just installed. Which cache is best or safe to clean, under Cleaning section?
     
  14. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    They are all "safe" to clean. OS X will rebuild them after you clean them. Only use it though if you think tell that something isn't quite right with the way it's running... otherwise your just wasting your time.
     
  15. hndn macrumors regular

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    Thank you. How often do you clean your mac?
     
  16. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Edit: accidentally double posted... Feel free to delete this post mods.
     
  17. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Maybe once every few months... really only once it starts feeling a little sluggish. I judge that by how often I get the spinning beach ball lol. Just cleaned it the other day and it actually helped more than I expected.
     
  18. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    I have an intel Macbook and am wondering if it is safe to use Monolingual to remove all of the PowerPC architectures.
     
  19. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I did it and I regret it. Only do it if you really need the space. It messed up one of my Dashboard widgets, and overall just wasn't really worth it to me.
     
  20. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    Any other thoughts? Isn't this basically what the program "Xslimmer" does?
     
  21. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Yes. I'm just not a fan of going into an app and mucking with the code. Plus, Xslimmer has a "blacklist" while Monolingual doesn't.
     

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