I have been searching for a program(s) that can clean my iMac of un-used, un-necessary files that seem to have clogged up the works. I recently ran OmniDiskSweeper, and it really did a fine job, but I'd like to have something on board that could be used to sort of monitor what might create problems later. I do not have the wealth of expertise that most Mac users rely on, I more often than not, simply use the computer to save time. I rarely understand what is doing what when I use it.
Any help regarding a recent search finding "MacKeeper" a cure all stating it can "Clean, Secure, Protect, & Optimize" with their 911 for the Mac; would be appreciated.
MacKeeper, is a legitimate swiss army knife of tools for troubleshooting only, with one major caveat. Cleaning caches is done by many tools, none of which deal with a more important issue except an important dialog on a few, saying you must be backed up before you attempt to use them. Many call themselves "maintenance" tools, and they are nothing of the sort. Cleaning caches if done on a regular basis like fixing fragmentation on Windows machines, can in fact make your machine slower, or not operate at all. Prebinding can mess things up too. As a result, if you are having system problems, ask here first what may be causing it depending on your symptoms, what you have installed, and how full your system is. And make sure your system is backed up first, before you troubleshoot anything. Even if you have to recover data since it isn't able to be accessed without a data recovery tool. See my backup FAQ*: