Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Cleaning a Mac

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    11,958
    vCash
    1500

    Cleaning a Mac

    What is the best way to clean my mac? I have a semi-brand new macbook pro with retina display and recently it has been acting weird. I feel like I have a virus, but Avast isn't catching anything, even though firefox acts super weird and I get pop ups all the time. I feel like I got the virus from watching breaking bad on 1channel.

    I have CCleaner and that seems to do a good job, however I need to do more to clean it.

    Any suggestions?
    [Center]FEAR THE DEAR

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Posts
    3,699
    vCash
    1500
    Since you spent at least $1500 on your MacBook Retina, consider spending for a program.

    I first used CleanMyMac but was disappointed because we (the customers) have been waiting for CleanMyMac 2 for at least two years and nothing has come yet.

    I went ahead and bought MacKeeper and it's much much better. It can scan through a bunch of things and you also get a free backup/cloud disc that is to be announced soon.

    It's worth it. I run it about once every two weeks or so. I have a 2009 iMac and upgraded to 8GB RAM last Christmas and it still runs like it did the first day I got it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    27,815
    vCash
    500
    b-but macs dont get viruses

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    9,000
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by 1-800-STFU View Post
    b-but macs dont get viruses


    I was gonna say the same thing. But then everyone labels you a hater.
    Quarterback Class of 2004 1st Round starters

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    America
    Posts
    65,440
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlueCrew View Post


    I was gonna say the same thing. But then everyone labels you a hater.
    I suppose this is my cue...

    I must confess I don't know anything about this particular situation. I don't have any Help Desk training and this sort of thing.
    Member of the Owlluminati!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    3,317
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    I suppose this is my cue...

    I must confess I don't know anything about this particular situation. I don't have any Help Desk training and this sort of thing.
    Just trying to inform, everybody always said that Macs didn't get viruses, which was always untrue. The only reason that they didn't get them was because it was not worth hackers time to develop a virus for a Mac, when they could make it for Windows which was always far far far away the more used OS. Now that Mac is becoming more popular, there are actually viruses being created.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    America
    Posts
    65,440
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by HaruSoul View Post
    Just trying to inform, everybody always said that Macs didn't get viruses, which was always untrue. The only reason that they didn't get them was because it was not worth hackers time to develop a virus for a Mac, when they could make it for Windows which was always far far far away the more used OS. Now that Mac is becoming more popular, there are actually viruses being created.
    I come at it from more of a hardware and interest side than a software. I certainly agree that they can get viruses but I think people overlook another motivation of hackers that I think is stronger than financial incentive. Hackers want to make a name for themselves without making a name for themselves and a massive virus hit on Macs would do just that.
    Member of the Owlluminati!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,600
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    I suppose this is my cue...

    I must confess I don't know anything about this particular situation. I don't have any Help Desk training and this sort of thing.
    that made me laugh

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    7,501
    vCash
    1500
    uninstall firefox, use chrome.


    Introducing the Eagles O-Line

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    155
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy View Post
    uninstall firefox, use chrome.
    Chrome or bust

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Posts
    19,937
    vCash
    1200
    Give it a bath.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •