spyware stuff & temperature

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by halisray, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. halisray macrumors regular

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    hey im a new macuser,

    is there any like cleaners to scanners for mac? such as CCleaner for Windows?

    or do macs not need them?

    also when I play cs1.6 via crossover, my CPU temp goes up to 75C.. is that okay?

    right now its 47 while surfing internet
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    It's pretty rare to get "spyware" on OS X, almost everything requires a admin password to be installed so check what's asking for your password when the popup is displayed.

    75C is okay, that shouldn't be a problem, on my machine in the signature, the CPU temperature has gone up to 100C!

    Enjoy your mac :)
     
  3. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    True that. They run very hot sometimes. Don't even trip. Spyware is almost nonexistent due to permissions.
     
  4. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh wow 100C lol

    okay thanks a lot.. so 75C isnt a big deal then.


    thanks a lot, i love this mac

    anything else I should know about? any "must have" apps that I should get?
     
  5. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Adium, for instant messaging.
    Office 2008 (get a trial if you can't buy it)
    Torchlight, a new game that I am enjoying.
    QuakeLive, free arena game from ID-google it
    Handbrake, for ripping dvds.
    Toast, for burning discs.
    Facebook notifications (if you have one).
    Growl if you don't have it already. It's on the apple>downloads section.
    Dashboard Widgets (I love the Garfield one!, and Istat, they're in the
    Apple>Downloads>Widgets)
    Onyx
    That is all I use everyday, and Rapidweaver for my blogsite (in my signature). Office has Entourage, and I use that with the day planner in Office for my email and planning needs.
     
  6. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I don't thin 100C is good by any means, but the model I have is kind of designed weird when it comes to the fans. 75C is normal for a mobile CPU imho.

    Apps depends on what your going to use the computer for I guess. Jason Beck pretty much nailed it though :p
     
  7. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I myself am new to the Apple scene. : )
     

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