EtreCheck Pro
EtreCheck Pro
6.1.4

3.8

EtreCheck Pro free download for Mac

EtreCheck Pro

6.1.4
06 November 2019

For troubleshooting your Mac; displays important system details.

Overview

EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac. EtreCheck automatically removes any personally identifiable information from the output.

EtreCheck will automatically alert you to serious problems like adware, insufficient RAM, or a failing hard drive.

EtreCheck is free and available in the Mac App Store with in-app purchases available. EtreCheck can now automatically generate solutions for any problems that it finds.

What's new in EtreCheck Pro

Version 6.1.4:
  • Improve reporting of antivirus software;
  • Improve reporting of hard drive failures;
  • Improve reporting of RAM usage issues;
  • Improve detection of 32-bit apps;
  • Corrects problem where printing did not work in certain older operating systems;
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.

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Pfackelmann
09 September 2019

Most helpful

The tenor of Mr Daniel's comment shows how much he cares. He is bragging about the number of service calls which he never solved. But now it works,-) A menu alert (which showed never before) told me to move the app into the application folder. I did that and placed an alias into the other folder. Surprise - it worked. Reminds me of the old days on Atari. The kiddies informed everybody: Never place my app in a folder!,-)
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Version 6.0.3
Pfackelmann
09 September 2019
The tenor of Mr Daniel's comment shows how much he cares. He is bragging about the number of service calls which he never solved. But now it works,-) A menu alert (which showed never before) told me to move the app into the application folder. I did that and placed an alias into the other folder. Surprise - it worked. Reminds me of the old days on Atari. The kiddies informed everybody: Never place my app in a folder!,-)
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Version 6.0.3
2 answer(s)
Mcr
Mcr
27 September 2019
Apple has continued to recommend, particularly with system utilities, that they be installed only to the Applications folder (or subfolder, like Utilities). Xcode now provides the option for programs to be built to either enforce this or upon install, suggest to the user to move to the Applications folder or to allow macOS to move it for you. As a developer, this is a good thing. It would seem that current EntreCheck are now enabled with this option. I suspect you are a user who feels you should be able to put programs anywhere you want, like the "good ol' days". That is no longer a viable or reasonble position in today's world, where security, malware are real issues which confront us daily. The Application folder is protected by macOS; LEGIT system utilities that access low-level system functions should be installed there, IMO, for YOUR protection and the protection of app developers. I've seen systems where users are running apps from their Downloads or Documents folder KNOWINGLY / on purpose. This creates additional vectors for malware to enter (or hide) or just unstable behavior for otherwise legit programs.
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Version 6.0.3
Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
10 October 2019
EtreCheck does not need to be installed in the Applications folder. It is specifically designed to be run from the downloads folder without being “installed”. There is no logic in EtreCheck that would ask the user to move it to the Applications folder. For the record, I did provide a solution for 20 of 23 support messages from Pfackelmann. That's 86%, which is pretty good. At one point, I even gave Pfackelmann a free coupon good for activating the Power User package on up to 6 separate machines. I guess no good deed goes unpunished.
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Version 6.1.1
Pfackelmann
04 August 2019
I use EtreCheck Pro (paid). From v 6 on it tells: Application Corrupted! EtreCheck has detected an internal corruption and must quit. Mr Daniel doesn't care. v 5.3.3 works fine, so the problem isn't me or my computer.
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Version 6.0.2
1 answer(s)
Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
05 August 2019
Since 2017, you have been reporting all kinds of problems that no one else has ever seen. You have sent a total of 23 support e-mails. I’m sorry if you can’t get version 6 to work on your machine. If version 5.3.3 works, then use that.
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Derekcurrie
04 July 2019
v6.0.1 is now what downloads direct from the Etresoft website. The Mac App store is still back at v5.3.1. Here are some notes from the developer site regarding what extras are provided in the direct download version with no Mac App Store limitations: • Easy adware removal • Interactive storage display • Interactive analytics display with Power User package
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Version 6.0
1 answer(s)
Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
05 August 2019
EtreCheck in the Mac App Store will continue to be supported and maintained. Unfortunately, the new features in EtreCheckPro are not possible due to the Mac App Store sandbox and Apple’s rules. Plus, it turned out that fewer than 40% of users of EtreCheck in the Mac App Store were enabling Full Drive Access anyway, which is necessary to overcome some of those sandbox limitations.

This means that EtreCheckPro is now able to have even more powerful features in the future. EtreCheck and EtreCheckPro share the same source code, so bug fixes and other improvements not restricted by Apple will still be available in the Mac App Store.
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Bob Jacobson
24 March 2019
New and much improved. The Pro version helps to remedy any issues that a prior scan reveals. Always use it after a new OS update, but more often for checking the condition of my Macs.
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Version 5.2
Albabe
21 March 2019
EtreCheck is NOT FREE... For any actual Diagnostics it requires Upgrading to the Paid Version.
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Version 5.2
2 answer(s)
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
21 March 2019
And worth every (low cost) penny!

I believe some of you expect the developers to not only give you their work for free every time, but it wouldn't piss you off if it were hand delivered by UPS to your home.

Stingy...
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Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
30 March 2019
EtreCheck is free. The Power User in-app purchase enables a fancier user interface and access to computer generated solutions. But it always performs the same diagnostics, and generates the same report, regardless of whether the Power User package has been purchased or not.
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baxsur
28 December 2018
Erroneously reported that my hard drive was about to fail. I took it in to Apple to investigate....They reported it was in excellent condition.
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Version 5.1
1 answer(s)
Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
28 December 2018
EtreCheck’s output is carefully written to make it very unlikely to ever be “erroneous”. EtreCheck could report “SMART status failing” or “Disk errors detected”. It would be difficult to argue with either of those. Most likely, however, EtreCheck is reporting "This machine has an older, mechanical hard disk that appears to be failing”. They key part is “appears to be”. EtreCheck would not emit this text without good reason. All of the indicators that EtreCheck looks at, overall performance, file system performance, and hard drive read/write speed are well below normal. Is it a hard drive failure? 4 different AV apps fighting it out? Crypto-currency malware? Any of that would be listed on your report. But you didn’t include your report, only your 25-word assessment. Surely you ran EtreCheck for some reason? I assume because the machine is running very poorly. There has to be an explanation for that. Statistically speaking, an old, failing, 2.5” hard drive is the most likely. What, exactly did Apple do to proclaim your drive in excellent condition? EtreCheck is designed to help people get the most possible value from their machines. If it looks like a hard drive failure, EtreCheck is going to report that. EtreCheck will also recommend an SSD upgrade, if reasonably possible. Apple is never going to recommend an SSD upgrade. EtreCheck is an automated tool. if it thinks, for good reasons, you have an imminent hard drive failure, it is going to warn you. It will also warn you if you don’t have a backup. And it is going to tell you to go to Apple and have it checked out in person. Are any of those poor recommendations?
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Libertyforall1776
27 December 2018
5.1 is the latest version! http://www.etrecheck.com/details
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Version 5.0.9
cade1
15 November 2018
Fantastic app, so helpful in tracking down, eliminating problems. Couldn't live without it again. Especially helpful if you like to tinker around and cause yourself some glitchy unintended consequences or problems, or if something glitches after another app's upgrade or installation. I use Etrecheck in conjunction with DetectX by sqwarq. Etrecheck is a must-have for OS X, IMHO.
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Version 5.0.7
gfxdgn-1
10 November 2018
Hello, Been informed that if I have purchased a previous version of EtreCheck that I am able to get a free upgrade to EtreCheck Pro Power User Package. I have tried to notify through the app itself but i could not find where I receive your response. I have been checking my emails on a regular daily basis. Please inform me of further actions that i need to take or the proper procedures that I need to do to get the upgrade. Thanks
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Version 5.0.7
3 answer(s)
Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
02 December 2018
Your existing activation code should work to enable the Power User package. Just to go the EtreCheckPro menu, next to the Apple menu, and choose Activation Code. If your activation code isn’t listed, you can enter it there. If you have a Paddle order number, you can use the Lookup button.

If you don’t have your activation code, you will have to contact me directly. EtreCheck has an embedded support feature that will send me a direct e-mail. But I can only respond if you provide a valid return e-mail address.
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gfxdgn-1
gfxdgn-1
05 December 2018
Thank you for your response...
I have followed the instructions that was given above and both of my codes dont work. Order number dont work and Document number, just thought i try the doc number but how would i go about in contacting you directly?
Thanks
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Etresoft, Inc.
Etresoft, Inc.
06 December 2018
I don’t know what a “Document number” is. I will be happy to help, but only if I have some information about what numbers you are trying. You will have to contact me directly.
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Steinarh
04 October 2018
I like this software. It´s easy to use. It tells you right a way what might be wrong as well as giving you an overall evaluation of the performance. Perfect for a. non-technician like myself. I've always been met in a politely and understanding manner when I've been advised . Thanks!
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Version 5.0.1
1 answer(s)
Akent
Akent
05 November 2018
I have used this software in the past, and it does a good job of "informing" me of features, issues, etc. But given that I use Onyx and Tech Tool Pro, and SuperDuper! for my backups, once a week (along with doing daily disk cleanup, and thus keeping both of my Macs "lean, mean and clean"), it is not "tremendously" helpful. But I would use it if is free. Also, the comment below about "AppZapper" is not valid for me. I have used the excellent free program AppCleaner successfully numerous times, and it works very well in terms to identifying most of the files, folders, etc. of an application I am deleting. (For any "left over" stuff, I use EasyFind to locate such items (another excellent free application). So is this version truly "free"?
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Free

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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