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What are thoughts about Clean My Mac 3?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 2 LaCie 6 TB drives on Thunderbolt

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Apr 6, 2015 7:56 AM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

Ogger151 wrote:


I have never had it do any damage to a system.

What does that mean, are you extrapolating your undefined singular experience to mean that it can never do any harm?


I have seen systems rendered unbootable by that piece of junk called CleanMyMac

Apr 6, 2015 7:56 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 8:00 AM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

I got it from Bleeping computer.


Looks like a very busy site helping Windows users - Mac not so much. Since I don't run Windows, I must say I prefer advice from Apple-centric-site experienced users (especially after having scanned a couple of questions and so called "answers").

Apr 6, 2015 8:00 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 8:32 AM in response to Terence Devlin In response to Terence Devlin

I never recommended Clean My Mac. I said I have used it with out any issues. As far as experience I have a lot more using Windows since Windows is 90% of all computers I mostly work on Windows computers. I am fairly new to this forum and came here to learn and not to get insulted by more experienced Mac users. Funny That.

Apr 6, 2015 8:32 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 8:50 AM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

A lot of software that is developed and optimized for Windows machines either does not work too well on Macs or can possibly cause havoc - even in their "mac friendly" version. Understandable since the developer concentrates on compatibility with Windows. Hence my comment that I'd rather seek help from Mac users/sites. That goes for software as well - either from the app store or longtime Mac software developers.


I never recommended Clean My Mac. I said I have used it with out any issues. As far as experience I have a lot more using Windows since Windows is 90% of all computers I mostly work on Windows computers.


It would be helpful to mention that you've used it on a Windows machine without issues.


Yes I have a free adware removal tool.


Care to share what that is?

Apr 6, 2015 8:50 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 9:19 AM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

I am fairly new to this forum and came here to learn


Yet you've never asked a question at time of writing, and apart from this thread your only other contribution was a snarky reply to one last January. How's the learning going for ya?

Apr 6, 2015 9:19 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 9:21 AM in response to babowa In response to babowa

Sorry about that. Do a search for "bleeping computer mac rogue remover tool" Yes they are 99% a windows site but they do have that one malware tool for MAC. Its so rare that I need this tool but it comes in handy.

I simply stated that most of my experience is on Windows machines. And to clear it up I have used Clean My Mac on several MACS and have never had an issue. Although I would not buy it with my money. Onyx is a free cleanup tool and I have good luck with it. Onyx is made by Titanium software however there is a fake Onyx website that contains malware so if decide to try make sure your on the right website.

Apr 6, 2015 9:21 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 11:20 AM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

Are you aware that there is an adware removal tool developed by one of our long time contributors here (and that is developed for Mac and kept up to date) - he is also very knowledgeable about any virus/malware issues.


http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php


http://www.adwaremedic.com/kb/unsolved.php


his homepage:


http://www.thesafemac.com/

Apr 6, 2015 11:20 AM

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Apr 6, 2015 1:12 PM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

Ogger151 wrote:


Do a search for "bleeping computer mac rogue remover tool"


That tool is useless on any modern Mac. In fact, it won't even run... on a modern Mac, the Finder will complain that the app is damaged, and your only option is to drag it to the trash.


According to the site, that was nothing more than a tool to remove the MacDefender malware. It may have had some utility once upon a time, but MacDefender has been extinct for years.


This is definitely NOT an "adware removal tool," as you said it was. Nobody should attempt to download it for that purpose.


I simply stated that most of my experience is on Windows machines. And to clear it up I have used Clean My Mac on several MACS and have never had an issue.


That's rather like saying, "I've shot arrows straight up in the air and never had an issue." (In that case, you won't have an issue... until the arrow comes straight back down and embeds itself in your cranium.)


CleanMyMac is known to cause damage to the system, and even data loss in some situations. Just yesterday I was responding to someone whose system had become unable to start up after letting CleanMyMac do some "cleaning."


Further, Macs do not need this kind of "cleaning" at all, even if it were done flawlessly. See The myth of the dirty Mac.


(Fair disclosure: I may receive compensation from links to my sites, TheSafeMac.com and AdwareMedic.com.)

Apr 6, 2015 1:12 PM

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Apr 6, 2015 3:08 PM in response to thomas_r. In response to thomas_r.

Maybe CleanMyMac does suck but I have yet to have an issue with it. After what you said I don't think I will be using again. What do you think about Onyx? I have used it and my system has run noticeably faster. I might have used it twice on my mac in 3 years. Everyone does not have a modern Mac. Half the Macs we repair are Os x 10.6.8. and can not be upgraded. I still get people with G4's so older tools come in handy.

Apr 6, 2015 3:08 PM

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Apr 6, 2015 6:35 PM in response to Ogger151 In response to Ogger151

Ogger151 wrote:


What do you think about Onyx?


Onyx is a utility whose time has passed. It was useful back on 10.2. It is not needed on a modern system, and 10.6.8 is plenty modern in these terms. Mac OS X maintains itself quite well, and you do not need to do any kind of maintenance unless you're running a VERY old version of Mac OS X.

Apr 6, 2015 6:35 PM

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Apr 15, 2015 7:57 AM in response to thomas_r. In response to thomas_r.

I have used 2 and while it's merits are an ongoing debate I can tell you it has never hurt my system.

I think it's best attribute is removing unnecessary files. If you have a 128GB SSD it will find a free up lots of space the first time it runs.

It can be worth it just for that IMHO.

Apr 15, 2015 7:57 AM

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