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Is the CleanMyMac from MacPaw a good investment?

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Feb 28, 2012 8:02 AM

Is the CleanMyMac from MacPaw a good investment?

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,060 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to MHess)

    No.  Backup software and hardware is much better*:

    http://www.macmaps.com/backup.html

    10.7.1 iMac 5,1 MacBook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.7.1), - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,595 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to MHess)

    Checked for favorable feedback on MacUpdate.com or MacFixit etc?

     

    How about Google of this especially on the OS X System forum where most posts would be?

     

    Seems like a) people have a problem and reach for what they think is an easy fix; b) bring a Windows centric approach to Mac OS possibly, c) never helps but may cause problems; d) there are some old and well tested utilities that have been around and gone through all the necessary udates (and testing) (Onyx, Panther Cache Cleaner (now Lion), Applejack); d) commercial backup and system tools.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,060 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to The hatter)

    The hatter's system tools other than backup are all only necessary for troubleshooting.  Nothing replaces a backup.  Approaching the Mac from a Windows Centric view is potentially destructive, and should be avoided.    The Mac operating system on its own does enough of its own maintenance, you hardly ever need to update your system, install any tools to keep it up, unless new software comes along that may not be compatible.  At that point, you'll have backed up your data at least twice in anycase, and check the compatibility on the forums of said software, and any compatibility software listing for your operating system as well as third party specification pages of what you are about to upgrade.  Unlike Windows, you don't need to constantly update your system, and I'd even disable automatic software update, as it can get you when you are least prepared to handle it.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,485 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to MHess)

    In my testing of those application I have found them to be worthless. The vast majority don't do what they claim they will do. Also most of them do very dangerous things without telling you or asking you. Save your money.

     

    Allan

  • Quentin Leo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 8, 2014 9:19 AM (in response to MHess)

    What out for this app. It's a MacKeeper cousin. Bad news.

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