Slow Mac, Need help cleaning and running like new again.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GothamCity, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. GothamCity macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2013
    I've had my Mac for a little over a year now, and it's starting to slow down, freeze, and sometimes crash completely. I was wondering if anyone could help me clean it, or if you know of any websites with cleaning software that I can use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're having performance issues, this may help: 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.

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