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CleanMyMac or MacKeeper to clean up MacMini?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: CleanMyMac or MacKeeper to clean up MacMini? Reply with quote

I used CleanMyMac2 this morning and it cleaned a half gig of junk on my mac mini. I see where I can purchase the full version and was wondering if this is worth it? Or should I use MacKeeper? Or something else?

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Patrick

I see there is something called ONYX?

So many choices and now I have no clue what to do! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onyx is a utility for cleaning up the cruft in the OS.

I wouldn't ever use an application that is advertised via spam or annoying pop ups/unders at assorted sites.

You could try something like OmniDiskSweeper which is free.

https://www.omnigroup.com/more

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Onyx Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Onyx is a utility for cleaning up the cruft in the OS.

I wouldn't ever use an application that is advertised via spam or annoying pop ups/unders at assorted sites.

You could try something like OmniDiskSweeper which is free.

https://www.omnigroup.com/more

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Is Onyx free?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, it always has been.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is free.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onyx is free and has been used by thousands. They update and stay on top of the Apple OSX versions. Support developers like this, they provide outstanding software for free without begware screens.

Since you're new to the Mac one site I'll suggest you bookmark and use is MacUpdate - before I download any software for my Mac I spend time reading the reviews and doing some reading on the reviewers. Won't take you long to figure out who's legit and who's the Chinese scammers out there.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Ccleaner with no problems..
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I'll just add this: as no-one else has reacted to your suggestion: DON'T touch MacKeeper. Really. Just don't.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMini wrote:
I use Ccleaner with no problems..

Be cautious with it. I've used CCleaner on the windows boxes for years, tried it on the Mac - but I've since stopped using it. They treat it like the redheaded stepchild, and I won't be surprised if they abandon it fairly soon. Their community forum has a number of unanswered user questions - not a good sign.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't use mackeeper most mac techs at the apple store have to remove it because the software stops system updates from installing correctly.

and you could simply run onyx or just run disk utility and run disk repair permissions
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