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Question: Is "Memory Clean" by FIPLAB safe?

I've been a Mac user since 2014, so, as my sons would say, I'm a "NOOB"! I've been reading various questions and responses and one thing seems to be consistent, that is, macOS doesn't need any "HELP" managing the system.


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I found this app shortly after I started with my Mac through either MacWorld, OSXDaily or CultofMac. I figured since it was being recommended by sites devoted to Mac it must be a good idea. Now I'm not sure. I'm looking for constructive information while I try to learn more about my Mac.


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Mike

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iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1), 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

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Nov 12, 2017 3:06 PM in response to OldGoat58 In response to OldGoat58

Being a long term Mac (and UNIX user), I see Apple adding what I consider unnecessary features and additional process bloat to support them. In turn, this complicates future operating system design, testing, and application release schedules.

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Nov 12, 2017 1:52 PM in response to OldGoat58 In response to OldGoat58

No, it's not necessary. Whether or not it's harmful is something I couldn't tell you as I would never use something like that. The Mac OS manages its own memory quite well.


Why do you thing you need to "clean" the memory on your Mac? Are you experiencing problems?


It's important to keep in mind that they sites you mentioned are ad supported. That means there could be potential conflicts of interest when they recommend things like that.

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Nov 12, 2017 2:16 PM in response to IdrisSeabright In response to IdrisSeabright

When I first started using Memory Clean I was still in my late 2012 Mac mini with 4 GB ram and when I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite I had sluggish performance. Right around that time this app was recommended and it seemed to help. When I learned to use Activity Monitor I noticed memory pressure was regularly running in the yellow. I upgraded the memory and that helped.


Not unlike Windows, it seems with each successive macOS update more and more processes seem to be taking system resources. I moved the app over the my current system when I set it up but after reading the advice in the forums it maybe time to park it.

Nov 12, 2017 2:16 PM

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Nov 12, 2017 3:06 PM in response to OldGoat58 In response to OldGoat58

Being a long term Mac (and UNIX user), I see Apple adding what I consider unnecessary features and additional process bloat to support them. In turn, this complicates future operating system design, testing, and application release schedules.

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Nov 12, 2017 5:29 PM in response to OldGoat58 In response to OldGoat58

You do not need Memory Cleaner or any other third party app that claims to clean, protect, manage, boost performance, etc. The OS does all this very well on its own. New OSs use more memory in anticipation of upcoming tasks. Memory that is not used is not doing anything useful. So with new OSs you will always see more memory used.

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