3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2013 9:28 AM by ds store
Ozark Peggy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am being bugged by MacKeeper to pay to maintain security for my MacBook Pro.  Do I need to do this?  I probably have stuff that needs to be "deleted" to clear for efficient operations, but can I do this on my own?  How do I get instructions?  I clear caches.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), Security needs
  • 1. Re: Is MacKeeper needed?
    Ozark Peggy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I read over some of the other reviews.  I'll stay clear of MacKeeper--but I did install it and then uninstall it without buying and now I get an annoying popup reminder.

     

    My question remains, how can I learn to do the clearing of junk that slows the computer?  I know how to delete files and photos, but not system stuff.

  • 2. Re: Is MacKeeper needed?
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    Unless you're actually experiencing a problem, there's really nothing you need to clear. Deleting caches on a regular basis just slows your computer, actually, since it has to rebuild the caches every time. If you're having a problem with your system not performing well, you'll need to determine the actual cause before you can arrive at a truly effective and time-efficient solution.

     

    Regards.

  • 3. Re: Is MacKeeper needed?
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    First you need to properly uninstall MacKeeper crapware off your machine.

     

    This guy is keeping on top of their B.S. tactics and knows how to REALLY get it off.

     

    http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/

     

     

     

    My question remains, how can I learn to do the clearing of junk that slows the computer?

     

    First you have to understand how your computer works and what can slow it down, corrupted caches are just one facet of the overall performance issue.

     

    Why is my computer slow?

     

     

    I do have a free OnyX cache cleaning routine here at #6, and if there are corrupted caches then doing the OnyX will rebuild them anew and cure the corruption.

     

    However if you haven't tuned up your Mac before, you might need to do more Steps as needed.

     

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