EtreCheck Pro
EtreCheck Pro
6.1.9

4.7

EtreCheck Pro free download for Mac

EtreCheck Pro

6.1.9
27 December 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 6.1.9:
New:
  • Enabled context menu for text in report
  • Removed a hotkey that was accidentally added to the Privacy Policy menu item
Improved:
  • Logic to better detect hard drive failures when 3rd party antivirus is running
  • Content of generated solutions
Fixed:
  • Share button in toolbar
  • A crash in rare cases
  • 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
MyronV9060
22 December 2019
The app hasn't really told me of anything I didn't already know about my Mac, as I already run a pretty tight system. But I can see where it would be useful for less technical users to obtain help resolving issues with their systems. However, it has been very helpful in identifying the non-64-bit apps still on my computer before I upgrade to Catalina. It does summarize your computer in an easy to understand format.
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Version 6.1.8
iMacWare
20 December 2019
One of the best in diagnostics!
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Version 6.1.8
DragonMaster
19 December 2019
The best single diagnostic app available for the Mac. However in the newest release,6.1.7, includes this note which is bound to provoke thought and controversy. It is giving me pause to think for sure!: Probably one of the most widely misunderstood topics is computer security. First of all, remember that Apple provides multiple layers of antivirus and malware protection in the macOS operating system itself. You don’t need any 3rd party antivirus protection. When you first turned on your Mac, it was probably the most secure that it has ever been. Most suggestions posted on the internet to install software or change system settings will make your machine less secure. Many popular 3rd party security products are simply scams and give you no protection of any kind. Most of the popular media headlines about security exploits do not concern your Macintosh. Do not pay attention to news media or bloggers. Trust Apple. Apple has a team of professional software engineers who specialize in system security. If your machine needs an update for security, Apple will provide it. The only security issue that is really a problem for Mac users is adware. Technically speaking, Adware is legal, although not ethical, and produced by actual companies, sometimes large companies. Adware uses deception and scams to trick you into installing it. Apple’s built-in security will not protect you from adware. Many popular 3rd security products also provide no protection from adware. EtreCheck will detect, and help you disable, virtually any current or new adware. Unlike traditional security software, EtreCheck does not rely exclusively on a signature list of known adware. Instead, EtreCheck looks at the behaviour and characteristics of software on your system in order to classify it as adware or not. EtreCheck only disables adware, rendering it a harmless file. EtreCheck cannot completely remove adware. There are a handful of other software products that can effectively and completely remove adware, but they require system modifications that could make your machine slow down or crash. These other products also cannot detect brand new adware as effectively as EtreCheck. If you have any questions about software that might be adware, EtreCheck allows you to ask for help from Apple Support Communities or directly from Etresoft itself. Apple Support Communities EtreCheck was designed for use in Apple Support Communities. On Apple Support Communities, there are thousands of knowledgeable volunteers available 24/7 to help you with your Mac problems. In virtually every case, you will receive prompt, polite, and effective help on Apple Support Communities. However, this forum is publicly accessible by anyone on the internet. Not everyone is prompt, polite, knowledgeable, or honest. Etresoft is not responsible for any suggestions or procedures that could damage your machine or cause you to lose data. Before you can copy your EtreCheck report, you will have to acknowledge this and agree to the EtreCheck Terms of Use. Unfortunately, that is just the world we live in today.
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Version 6.1.6
Filou53
06 December 2019
Excellent produit mais attention: la version complète n'est plus gratuite. Au de-là des 6 premiers rapports offerts, il faut payer 15 (Appstore) ou 18$ Excellent product but be careful: the full version is no longer free. Beyond the first 6 reports offered, you must pay 15 (Appstore) or 18$ see: https://www.etrecheck.com/fonctionnalites
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Version 6.1.6
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!,-)
Like (1)
Version 6.0.3
3 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.
Like (4)
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
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
30 December 2019
You don't say who "Mr Daniel" is, but if he's the developer of EtreCheck, he's smart to simply ignore you and your incoherent rambling and focus on those customers who have used and benefitted from EtreCheck for years, and whom he's supported since Day 1. -SB
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Version 6.1.9
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
2 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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ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
30 December 2019
Actually, Pfackelmann, the problem IS YOU. Statistically speaking, you're an "outlier," that one in 10,000 (or greater) data point that doesn't fit -- and can be safely ignored. Etresoft, Inc., has been more than gracious and forthcoming addressing the issues you raise; clearly you'll never be satisfied. Your best move is to simply delete any and all versions of EtreCheck and find something you prefer. Thousands of appreciative EtreCheck users will be grateful when you do. -SB
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Version 6.1.9
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
3 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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iMacWare
iMacWare
21 December 2019
No
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Version 6.1.8
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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