Mac OS X Troubleshooting Tips – Part 3

Mac OS X Troubleshooting Tips – Part 1

Mac OS X Troubleshooting Tips – Part 2

If your beloved Mac computer is currently running slow, freezing and generally being a nuisance, look no further. Here we have covered some general Mac troubleshooting tips that can get your computer out of that sticky spot of bother and running like new again!

 

Turn off Mac Screen Savers

Funky screen savers are great but not if they could be causing your Mac to run slow. Screen savers can actually cause conflicts within your computer making it play up, particularly if you have downloaded it from a third party website or an unreliable source. Theoretically you should not have any issues using a pre installed Apple screen saver as they have be designed to be seamlessly compatible with your Mac.

How to change Mac screensaver

How to Turn Off Screen Saver on Mac

If you suspect that your screensaver is causing more trouble than it is worth, simply delete it or change it by going Apple menu > System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver and make the necessary changes here.

If you found the screensaver instructions above a little too rushed, please see our article ‘How to Change Mac Screen Saver’ for easy breezy step-by-step tips.

 

Check Mac Start Up (Login) Items

Mac Start-Up (also known as Login items) can be great if you have a concrete routine every morning as it saves you that little bit of time opening up apps individually. However, making your Mac wake up its internals and battle to open up several apps simultaneously can cause conflicts, making it running frustrating slow.

mac trouble shooting

If you believe that your Mac Start-Up Items are upsetting your groggy Mac, then simple disable the apps from opening during the booting up of your computer. Just follow Apple menu > System Preferences > Users & Groups and select the Start Up or Login tab to edit the demands.

 

Check Mac Permissions

If you or other users are experiencing problems when trying to open up an item or app, it could be down how your permissions are set. For example, the main admin user of the Mac (usually the admin user is first account that was ever created on the Mac) has the ability to restrict the movements of other users. There may be a permission on the unresponsive item that was accidentally set in your permissions and is effecting the way you or another user account can work on it. I suggest you go an take a quick look at the set permissions and see if there is an unwanted restriction in place.

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How to Check Permissions on Mac

1.) Select the item in the Finder (the item may be a text document, a file or app etc)
2.) Click on the ‘File’ tab from the Finder toolbar
3.) Scroll through the drop down menu to the ‘Get info’ option.
4.) At the bottom is a category called ‘Sharing & Permissions’. Here you will be able to set and lift any restrictions or permissions to allow other users, or yourself to read, write or have no access to the item in question.

 

Check for Mac Viruses

Due to Apple machines being so irresistible and popular unfortunately there are hundreds of thousand of breeding Mac targeted bugs and viruses buzzing about the internet. If your Mac is running uncharacteristically slow it may have been struck down by a hungry virus. Not to worry, there are some great Mac softwares such as award winning MacKeeper, Norton for Mac and Kaspersky for Mac that can help eradicated the virus and restore damaged files.

Sophos Antivirus

If you are interested in safeguarding your Mac from evil bugs, check out ‘Compare the Best Mac Anti virus softwares!’

 

Mac Cleaner

If you have exhausted the Mac troubleshooting options above and your Mac is still devilishly slow or playing up, then a spot of spring cleaning should do the trick!

Specialist Mac Cleaning softwares like MacKeeper and CleanMyMac can free up potentially gigabytes of disk space from old, unwanted and duplicate files, as well polishing up your Macs insides as go as new with their impressive array of Mac maintenance tools.

I personally clean my Mac out every few months to get that signature snappy Apple Mac speed back again.

Top Reasons Why Your Mac is Slow & How To Fix it!

There are many reasons why your Mac may be running slow, or why certain bothersome applications may be up to no good and negatively effect computers performance. Luckily, no matter how embarrassingly sluggish your machine is, a slow Mac is usually very easy to fix and can nearly always be done from the comfort of your sofa.

In order to fix a problem you have to identify the cause! Bellow is a lost of the top most notorious reasons your Mac is slow and of course how to fix it…

 

Over Crowded Disk Space

Snaillike processing speed can be caused by something as simple as an over crowded Disk Space. Your Mac Disk Space  it the place in which all of our saved and downloaded files are safely stored on our hard drive. If you are a self confessed hoarder, then you can easily check how much Disk Space you have already used up and how much you have left. You can even find out why type of data i.e. photos, that are taking up the most room.

For more info, check out our article….

If you know your disk space is at least over half full (anything over the half way point may cause a dip in performance) then you can easily free up gigabytes of important space by safely deleting old unwanted files, duplicates and much more manually or with a professional Mac Cleaner.

For more information on how a Mac Cleaner can do this on auto, take a look at our review ‘Best Mac Cleaner Software Comparison’.

 

Small RAM

 Slow issues may be a result of to little Random Access Memory aka ‘RAM’. If you notice that your Mac is running slow mostly when you have more than two programs or apps open simultaneously, then you may have insufficient RAM. You can easily upgrade your RAM either by yourself or with the help of a professional Mac expert. This can significantly boost your Macs speed and enable it to run heavy demanding programs such as Adobe Photoshop, alongside each other seamlessly.

For more information on RAM feel free to browse our article ‘How to Check Mac RAM Memory Space’.

 

A Rouge App Wreaking Havoc

Ask yourself when you first noticed your Macs performance dipping. Had you recently installed an app or software?

A frustratingly slow Mac could even be down to a single naughty app. Every app is made with code and just like a website, all it takes is for one of the thousands of digits to be incorrect to cause an array of terrible problems. Apple apps are nearly always perfectly crafted, so unless you have been tampering with one yourself it is unlikely to be one of those. Although a reputable app produce problems if something went wrong with the download.

If it is a rouge app wrecking havoc, then it is important you remove every bit of the apps files. Simply trashing it will still leave lots of traces files imbedded deep in your hard drive. For a safe and secure removal, I recommend allowing the help of  a Mac Uninstaller program.

If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of Mac Uninstallers, check our review article ‘How To Uninstall on Mac’.

 

Check for Software Updates

Most apps, wether it be products by Apple themselves or third party providers, your apps will receive updates. It is very important to update your apps whenever their is a newer version available. Not only will it potentially provide new exciting features, and help keep horrible hackers and bugs at bay, but it will also ensure the program is running at peek performance.

So if one or two of your apps are running slower than an obese ant carrying a heavy twig up the steep incline of their ant hill, then I would check to see if it needs an update.

You can easily Check for Apple updates using your App Store and for third party providers with an Update Tracker tool.

Tip – Save oodles of time by setting your Mac to receive update alerts in your System Preferences. That way, you will know whenever there is an update available and will never be out of date again.

 

A Nasty Virus Bug

Just like when we catch a nasty infectious cold, we also feel a bit sluggish and not up to peak performance. While Apple Macs have a better inbuilt immune system than other brands, they are not bullet proof. With the popularity of Macs rocketing every year, so is the number Apple targeted viruses. You can check to see if your Mac has a virus by downloading a free trial of a top Mac Antivirus software. I personally recommend Norton for Mac, Kasperky for Mac and Mackeeper. If they find a virtual critter, then either of these top programs should be able to safely eradicated it.

 

My Mac is Still Slow?!

If your Mac is still slow and you are really not sure what it could be caused by, then use this secret weapon… Activity Monitor.

Every Mac has an inbuilt Activity Monitor that allows you to see exactly how much processing power and memory is being used by live apps. So whenever your Mac begins to run slowly, go and take a peek at your activity monitor, it may well reveal the culprit… good luck! For mmore information, check out our article ‘How to Use Your Mac Activity Monitor’.

7 Easy Ways to Free Up Mac Disk Space – Part 2

7 Easy Ways to Free Up Mac Disk Space – Part 1

4.) Delete those Cache Files!

While your Mac has good intentions creating cache files, as they help you load frequently visited information faster and speed up certain application tasks.

Problems begin when these files build up and take up large and valuable Mac Disk Space. Removing them is safe and can free up extra space on your hard drive. If you are experienced enough it should not be a big deal for you to manually clear them out.

Many Apps use cache files to store various bits of information, but it is your internet browser that is notorious for quickly racking up intimidating long lists of cache files. Internet browsers such as Apples home grown Safari, create cache files of your most frequently visited websites. The cache files prevent your browser from having to repeatedly download the content, making it load faster – which we all appreciate!

If your internet browser or even computer is running slow, it is always beneficial to clear out the built up caches. It may be these mounting cache files hogging your Mac disk space that is resulting in a sluggish performance, if not then at least you have freed up storage space in the process.

 

How to Delete App Cache Files

Cache files generated from apps will be found in one of the following folders –
a.) For system wide users (meaning you are the sole user of your Mac) click open your Macintosh HD icon. From the new window, open up the Library folder. Inside the Library folder you will be greeted by a few more files. We want the Caches folder. It up to you to decide which folder here to clear.

Note: Usually you can delete cache files and this should not cause any issues. However you may ensure yourself and try to move cache file to your desktop. Relaunch application and see if there are no issues. If nothing bad has happened feel free to remove this files completely.

b.) If you are a local user (meaning you share the Mac with other Mac Nerds), you will find your personal caches in your Home Folder. Inside you will see the Library folder and inside that, you will find your Caches folder.

 

How to Delete Internet Browser Cache Files

If you do not wish to delete your apps caches, at least clear out your internet browsers cache files, as it can really help boost your internet loading time. Since the new OS X Mavericks update, Safari’s caches are a little tricky to find and remove, so I always pull in the help of my Mac Cleaner for that. However, I delete my main browser Chrome cache data manually, and it goes a little something like this…

1.) Make sure Chrome is up and running. Then go ahead and click on ‘Chrome’ from the toolbar.

Ways to Free Up Disk Space
2.) Scroll through the drop down menu and select ‘Clear Browsing Data’.

Free Up Disk Space
3.) A window will pop up displaying various options to clean. You can simply click ‘cached images and files’ or you can add on a few others, such as Browsing and Download History and Cookies.

 

5.) Delete Duplicates!

9 times out of 10, duplicate folders are the biggest mass of files stealing room on my Mac disk space. Duplicate files seem to breed and multiply right under my nose with out me knowing. Copies of the same PDF, images, documents may take up precious space and make you headache.

Finding and removing duplicate files can be an easy way to free up oodles of Mac disk space. But there is one tiny problem… unless your are the world champion for the card game Pairs, or are housebound with a broken leg and nothing better to do with your time, it is near impossible to track down duplicate files manually. If you know which files have doppelgangers you have a good chance, otherwise it will be like searching for a needle in a hay stack.

A professional Mac cleaner on the other hand can scan your entire system for duplicates at a click of a button and deliver results in a few seconds. It present it’s findings in a list, enabling you to either keep the clone or securely delete them off your hard drive, freeing up a handsome amount of Mac disk space. After my cleaning sessions, I’m usually left facing an endless list of mostly duplicate photos. Top Mac Cleaners can even identify duplicates that have been saved under a different name, which we would never identify on a manual search.

Note:  Make sure you check the list of duplicates available for removing twice if you need two copies of important documents or files.

 

Find Duplicate Files Manually

If you have the gleaming ‘Pairs’ trophy on your mantelpiece or nursing a broken leg, the I would use ‘Finder’ to search for the clone files manually. Sieve through all of your files, and see if you can pick out ones with the same name.

Find Duplicate Files with a Mac Cleaner

If you prefer the lazy automatic route, then find yourself a top Mac Cleaner application. The added benefit of using a Mac cleaner is that they will also safely delete the duplicates for you, freeing up glorious Mac disk space.

There a few great apps that offer slightly different approaches to Mac cleaning. Check out our review article ‘Top Mac Cleaner Software Comparison’ to find the best one for your needs.

7 Easy Ways to Free Up Mac Disk Space – Part 3

These tips should help to free up space on your hard drive and get rid of annoying “startup disk is almost full” message. If you know other workaround feel free to share it with us.

How to Clean Up Mac Trash with CleanMyMac2

For my last virtual bin day, I used renowned creators MacPaws ‘CleanMyMac 2’ Trash maintenance feature. I was so impressed I have decide to write a quick article on how to use this cool tool. It was wonderfully simple and does all the heavy duty cleaning for you on auto. Amazingly it helped me recover nearly a GB of useless trash files and deleted them safely. Afterwards I’m sure I detected a bit of va va voom speed injection in my Mac. But one would hope so, after cleaning a GB of memory space 🙂

 

What is CleanMymac 2’s Trash Clean up?

CleanMyMac2 Trash Cleanup feature is designed to find and empty every trash file on your system, including programs such as iPhoto (were your data debris heaps can reach colossal heights).

Unlike CleanMyMac 2’s entire Mac cleanup process – where it ignites all off its abundance of speciality cleaning tools. To empty all of your Mac trash folders you only need to utilise one ‘Trash maintenance’ feature. It does not require any system scans, as it automatically knows where your many trash files are lurking. So the process is quick and easy.

 

CleanMyMac 2 ‘Trash Cleanup’ in ACTION

Here is a quick nifty tutorial video on how to cleanup Mac trash with CleanmyMac 2’s fab Trash tool. Give it a watch and you will see just how easy breezy it makes the whole process – no feather duster or rubber gloves needed for this clean up!


After seeing it in action, if like me you feel you can not live without CleanMyMac 2, it will interest you to know that it is currently priced at $39.95 (lifetime license) for of all its many cleaning apps.

 

 

Clean Up Mac Trash with CleanMyMac 2 – EASY Steps

1.) From the start, the CleanMyMac software will show you how much space the unwanted files are taking up in your Trash on Macintosh HD and in your iPhoto. I find it so exciting seeing how much rubbish is hidden away on my computer, and crucially how much new space I can recover (but perhaps I am a little weird …)

How to Clean Up Mac OS X Trash with CleanMyMac 2

2.) Click on either option – Trash on Macintosh HD or iPhoto, to see a list of all of your binned files.

3.) You will see that the clever CleanMyMac 2 trash cleanup tool will present you with a list of all your trash files. This allows you to browse through and select which ones you wish to delete permanently or even wish to restore.

How to Delete ‘ALL’ Mac Trash Files

Some less experienced Apple Mac Trash Apps steam ahead and empty your trash folders without enabling you to check the files or confirm. I really appreciate this step as there has been a few occasions where I have pulled an important image/file out of one of the bins. An important file which otherwise would have been wiped away for good.

4.) You can go ahead and click on the files to open them up and see their contents.

Delete ALL Mac Trash Files

5.) If you can not identify the items straight away by looking at their name, kind or size, the handy buttons next to the file size allows you to preview the items. We don’t want any accidental deletions!

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6.) Once you have made sure you do not want to keep any of the files, tick the boxes next to them with a click. Now for the fun bit – click the big juicy ‘Empty’ button at the bottom of the window.

cleanmymac 2 trash

Note: Once you hit the ‘Empty’ button there is no going back. So make sure you are 100% certain you wish to delete all the files for good.

How to Delete Cache Files on Mac & Why is it VITAL?

Is it important to Clear Cache file on my Mac O SX?

As you’ve probably noticed, if you come across any Mac cleaning software there will undoubtedly be a section on the app for cleaning out cache files from your hard drive. It’s a big topic after all!

Why do Cache files Build up Over time on my Mac?

Our Mac’s are extremely cleaver tools, they will generally store thousands and thousands of bits of information on our hard drive, although handy at times it doesn’t go easy on our memory that’s for sure! It is sometimes recommended to have a good clear out every month or so to keep our machines running at optimum speed and performance.

 

Where Can I locate Stored Cache Files?

The user cache files sits in a folder in the library, to get to these files go to finder – library and locate the file that says ‘cache’. Alternatively use spot light to locate the library file.

The cache files contains most apps that are currently used on our Mac OSX or have been used, but sometimes old deleted applications leave behind huge and often hidden cache files that take up precious memory, and sadly slow down our Mac’s.

How to Delete Cache Files on Mac

 

Deleting Cache Files on Mac

You can delete the whole cache folder but this is not usually recommend. This is why a lot of people choose to downloads a cache cleaning program that will just get rid of the useless unimportant files clogging our machines.

If you want to just remove a certain application in cache, try and search manually for the app name and when located and trash it.

After finding the App you want to delete, next to the date and time there should be the file size on the right, at times you might see a high number such as 2GB, meaning it’s taking up way too much space for one file, so this is usually a good indication it may be slowing down your mac and needs cleaning up.

 

Mac Cleaning Softwares

A handy tool a few of the top Mac cleaners have these day is locating and showing you all the files on your mac and how much memory they are taking up, the cleaver programs can even show you how their performance is slowing down your mac. Sometimes it’s handy just to download a free trial to show how much memory space is being taken up by hungry eating apps, duplicates and wrongly uninstalled items still hiding in your Mac.

Do I Really Need A Mac Cleaner For My Macbook Pro or iMac?

Come on , Do I  really need a Mac cleaner?

Well you might have been toying with the idea of purchasing and downloading one for a while now.

But… the question is do you really need one?

Ask yourself these simple questions and decide for yourself if it’s worth it:

  •  Is you Mac running slow?
  • Is it slow to start up and shut down?
  • Does the desktop (screen) tend to freeze to often while working/browsing?
  • Is your computer slower than it used to be, for example when you first purchased it?
  • Do you have lots of files and photos or videos on your Mac?
  • Is your beloved Mac creeping up in age?
  • Does your internet pages take longer to load than they should/used too?

 

If you answered yes to a couple of these questions, then yes your computer could possibly do with a spring clean as they say.

Sometimes without realising it our computers create cache and duplicate files by the hundreds, sometimes thousands! Every piece of information is stored on our little machines. Unfortunately some of these files aren’t as easy to get rid of by simply clicking the delete button or dragging them info the trash, they sometimes need help from a professional Mac cleaner that deletes or uninstalled softwares properly as they can be a nightmare to find and delete.

The longer you have your computer and leave it uncleaned, the files just mount up and up into the beyond! You’ll be shocked by how much, mine was over 30gbs of rubbish! :O

Obviously the first step would to be download a Free Trial from a leading Mac cleaner software, scan to see how much space is being taken up from unless files, software you thought was deleted but isn’t, duplicate items, such as photos, videos, media etc you don’t need.

If you think you would benefit from a complete clean, then why not if it’s free…. Mac cleaners are so smart they know what is important to delete and what isn’t, so no worrying about precious items being accidentally deleted.

If you’re someone who does not want to spend your hard earned cash on a cleaner, understandable, then you could spend the time going through your files and deleting what you feel necessary manually. Although no wear near as effective as a fast software clean up, it’s easier on the wallet 🙂

Mac Registry Cleaner – What Are The Benefits?

You’re probably wondering why do we need a Mac registry Cleaner right?

Well no matter how posh, expensive and snazzy your computer is, everyone eventually notices as time drifts on the speed of your new machine gets slower. While a cheaper Microsoft laptop may be running slower than a 90 year old tracking up a hill with shopping after just a few months, even the elite Apple Macs are destined to loose their signature speed. I know Grrr. The way this problem is usually and successfully fixed is by giving your Mac a good old spring clean! Yes it is that simple guys!

The reasons why your Mac may starting running slow is because of the backlog of useless forgotten files that are weighing your computer down, not to mention possibly dozens of other reasons it may be lagging as well…. But a registry cleaner will target these particular problem and extra as well.

So what are the benefits of a Mac Registry Cleaner?

1) A Mac cleaner will clear out useless files for us, without accidently deleting important files!

2) We can get rid of heavy usage cache files that are sometimes in their thousands! eeek. These are sure to be slowing your Mac down

3) A Mac cleaner can also at the same time as cleaning provide us with a virus security protector to safeguard your Mac.

4) It will permanently delete trojans and nasty viruses that might of sneaked in.

5) Deleting just these few simple items and protecting out Mac can massively speed it up again.

It is thought to be wise to clean your Mac on a regular basis to stop it from getting clogged up with memory eating files and viruses. I reckon every 4-6 weeks should do it, but if you’re feeling a bit obsessive maybe every fortnight even! 🙂

Can Mac Cleaners Make Mac FASTER?!

All the signs are there but you have been pushing them to the back of your mind. Your once snappy speed demon Mac is now slower than a pot bellied pig wearing wet pajamas.

No matter how old or young your Mac computer is, it can show signs of tiring and slowing down. My MacBook Pro was running slow after just eight months.

There can me numerous reasons why your Mac is so slow, but the tricky part isn’t fixing it and regaining speed, it is sniffing out and diagnosing the route cause. Once pin pointed, you can dramatically boost your processing speed manually, or on auto using a specialized a Mac maintenance software such as KromTech’s MacKeeper.

If you are bored on a Sunday afternoon, have a lot of time on your hands and love searching for needles in haystacks then the manual way is for you. If you are a little impatient like me and want an easy quick fix you can use time and time again, then investing in a good Mac maintenance program in the path to take.

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How to Make Mac Faster with Top Mac Cleaner

Whenever either of my MacBook’s start misbehaving and puffing along like a old age pensioners, my first port of call is to give it a thorough deep clean out.

Mountains of virtual debris, such as old files, duplicate pictures, unused apps and softwares etc can reach gigantic heights in just a few months.

I used MacKeeper’s ‘Fast CleanUp’ tool on my eight month old Mac and it ratted out a shocking 40 GB of wasted space. I didn’t realize I had such a bad hoarding problem. Luckily I didn’t have to find it all and delete it manually. One click of a button on a professional Mac Cleaner program and you will have echoing corridors of newly freed up hard drive space.

A clogged memory space was obviously the reason my Mac was running out of steam and not following orders swiftly, as after I permanently remove all the clutter I noticed a significant boost in speed.

A cramped hard drive is the main culprit of Mac slow processing speed, which is why I always look to free up space before anything else. Plus, having a good clear out also leaves you free to keep doing what you enjoy most – installing new exciting apps and download the latest music and movies.

Think of your hard drive as your Macs belly. Just like gorging yourself on your grandmas delicious Sunday roasts, the more you fill up the belly of your machine, the more tired, sluggish and slow it becomes. Although Apple Macs preach about having bulging guts ands massive stomach space, the more you fill it up, the more it is likely to effect your computers performance.

Freeing up storage space gives your struggling Mac breathing space to minoover all your commands in a zippy manner once more.

Can A Mac Cleaner Software Fight Mac Viruses?

While every Apple Mac owner should have an efficient Mac Cleanup App lurking amongst their apps, to ensure their prized possession always stays in peak condition, they do not battle malicious Mac viruses.

Mac cleaners are fantastic for clearing memory space and boosting the speed of any lagging computer. Top Mac cleaning softwares have the ability to scan your entire hard drive, ratting out any hidden old, useless and forgotten data that is clogging up your RAM, resulting in your beloved Mac running slow. They usually hunt down worthless trace files that are left clinging on after a software or app has been deleted. They can clean anything from mountainous cache, Binaries and Languages files. They can track old and unused documents and softwares as well as dastardly duplicates.

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Really intelligent cleaners can decipher between unwanted data and precious files. Whilst looking for a Mac cleaning program to speed up your Mac or to just give it a thorough tidy out, always look for this feature. Heaven forbid you lost your cherished wedding photos or the contract to a big work deal. Ensuring your Mac cleaner is effective and safe can save your a lot of agro and heart ache.

However, if you unsure your tardy computer is due to clogged hard drive but suspect your machine is acting odd due to a rouge Mac virus and malware, than a leading Mac antivirus software is what you need.

Computer viruses can wreak absolute havoc on a vulnerable computer. While some mischievous ones just go about having fun slowing down your system other’s such as Trojan viruses and spyware have a much more sinister aim. With the infection often spreading through an external device or a bugged email or website, the malware implants coding into your hard drive. The code secretly bleeds into programs or data until it has everything infected. This cunning code can then watch and record your movements, passing on personal information such as passwords to financial information etc back to a criminal mastermind.

Although the elite Mac computers are natural better equipped to warn off invading viruses compared to Microsoft windows machines, with a staggering 30,000 new Apple targeted infections being detected everyday, they are far from bullet proof.

Investing in a top Mac antivirus software is an absolute must as far as I am concerned, especially if you often surf the internet. Better safe than sorry!

There are many leading Mac virus protection softwares on the market. Renowned for there safeguarding of Microsoft, Norton and Kaspersky have also recently developed a Apple Mac virus busting range. Although a little on the expensive side, $59.95 and $79.99 a year.

I personally invested in MacKeeper’s 16 app Mac maintenance bundle. Containing an award winning Mac cleaner to reingnite my tired machine as well an a great mac virus software that s noted to be one of the best in the world, for jus 39.95 life time license, it is certainly the best value for money.

Dramatically Speed Up Mac With Vital Mac Maintenance

Whether you own an old battered stained Apple Mac from 10 years ago or the latest shiny version do not panic if it begins to run slowly. Chugging along like a train out of steam an finding even simple tasks difficult to handle, is what we have have to look forward to if you don’t pay attention to your Mac maintenance.

Mac maintenance is so important. Whether you are briefly clearing your cluttered desktop or having a radical hard drive cleanse. Scanning for malicious Mac malware or simply keeping all your apps and programs up-to-date, is a must do if you want keep your Mac fit and running at optimum speed.

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You can search your desktop and hard rive for old, forgotten and duplicate files and deleted software trace data manually, but you may have to book a week of work to do so. Plus you won’t notice a dramatic increase in your Macs lagging speed unless you do a thorough job. However, you can save yourself the hassel by installing an efficient and professional Mac cleaning programs that can do it on auto for you.

Mac maintenance SoftwareStaying on Trend and Up-to-Date!

Keeping all your apps, softwares and in particular your web browsers up-to-date is also essential if you want to keep your Mac fast and reliable. Regularly downloading the lasted versions not only boosts their performance but keeps the code of the app or program ever changing and evolving – making it far more difficult for devilish Mac viruses to penetrate a wreak mayhem.

You can locate and install all the latest versions of all your programs manually as well. Sometimes you will get a pop-up alerting you to an upgrade. Otherwise you can navigate to all of their homepages and find out if there are any new releases.

If you have to time to check over all your apps and software regularly then great, if not then you can also get softwares then can take care of this laborious but important erred.

Mac VirusesProtect Yourself From Mac Malware

Finding a Mac AntiVirus program is also crucial. Although Apple Mac computers, dare I say are more superior then Microsoft computers especially in the security department. But as the popularity of MacBooks rocket, so does the amount of dedicated Mac malwares. Shockingly on average 30,000 Apple targeted viruses are detected each day, yikes!

With all you personal information and finical details stored on or accessed via your Mac, it is vital you safeguard you beloved computer with an effective and competent Mac AntiVirus protection software.

Taking the EASY Route – Mac maintenance Software

While you can find and install a different software for each important task, there is an Multi Awards Winning software that caters for every essential maintenance chore.

I use ZeoBits ‘MacKeeper’ Mac maintenance software. It has 16 specialized apps, ranging from a safe and thorough Mac Cleaner, and Update Tracker, Anti-Theft software and world renowned Mac Antivirus program.

With a one-off life time fee of $39.95 with a Money Back Guarantee, it’s certainly one to beat as one of the best value Apple Mac softwares.

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