Mavericks Cache Cleaner
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Mavericks Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for OS X. MCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many OS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset MCC provides. Mavericks Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Maintenance. Mavericks Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your OS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or Mavericks, MCC has the tools to keep your system running at its
What's New
Version 8.0.5:
  • Adds Internet > Network Utility.
  • Improves Login Items functionality.
  • Makes improvements to OS X customization.
  • Adds option to enable Dock transparency.
  • Improves MCC application logging.
  • Fixes Internet > Wireless Diagnostics.
  • Minor optimizations and improvements.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later





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Leesa commented on 27 Mar 2014
I might be off here, but I've noticed that most of the time when a New Cache Cleaner is up... there is usually a corresponding OS Update that day. So... New Mavericks Update today? It would be nice if they've fixed all the stuff that's been pissing me off (Dream on, kiddo).
[Version 8.0.5]

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Leesa replied on 28 Mar 2014
Wrong again, Ethel!
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GeoProf commented on 20 Mar 2014
A quick but important question: Can the permissions for an installation of OS 10.7.5 on a portable USB or FireWire drive be accurately fixed by Apple’s Disk Utility from an OS 10.6.8 startup disk? In other words, are permissions OS-specific, or can one OS’s Disk Utility accurately fix the perms of a different OS?
[Version 8.0.4]

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Leesa replied on 27 Mar 2014
Good Question. I've heard yes and no from Tech folks.

I would Option>Restart and Run Disc Utility from the Recovery Partition... at least that's what I've been doing in Mavericks.
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GeoProf replied on 27 Mar 2014
Hmmm, interesting answer. I’ve been ignoring the Recovery Partition as much as possible since Lion first came out, and that’s led me to exclude entirely from consideration a whole range of solutions that might employ it. That was bullheaded of me. Thanks.

However, I still wonder whether permissions are OS-specific, or if they can be correctly fixed from a different OS startup disk.
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Albabe replied on 27 Mar 2014
@ GeoProf

I just wouldn't chance it. I just went from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and there are lots of things that are really annoying me... (Mostly I just am disturbed that Apple has now decided that All Of Us must Work in the same way)...

But one of the really cool things is to start in Recovery Mode or the Option>Restart and choose the Disc Utility in the Recovery Partition. I'm digging that part.
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Foulger reviewed on 08 Jan 2014
I regard this maintenance app as probably the best in its class. However what I have found is that of late, the author is not answering E-Mails. -I have sent 3 E-Mails now asking if MCC also cleans out the caching server on Mavericks server, which is very important in fact,and have so far received no reply. Maybe Alaska is frozen over but that should not affect good manners and communication. I still rate it highly but am disappointed at the non communication issue.
[Version 8.0.3]

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Dellsuxx replied on 26 Jan 2014
Thanks for your recommendation I just bought the Mavericks Cache Cleaner/Appiorty Bundle @ $15 bucks which looked pretty darn great! Also love that they use PayPal direct a real plus! Don't like the 24 hour wait for License notification though but It's an Independent company not a big corporation.
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edadorcey reviewed on 02 Jan 2014
I’ve been using this cache cleaner for some time now and I didn’t encounter any problem so far. I think it’s worth the penny I paid for, fair enough.
[Version 8.0.3]


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richardt2742 reviewed on 28 Nov 2013
Meh ... I demo'd for awhile, then deleted. the trouble is, I can't get rid of the reminder that it's shareware, even though it no longer exists in my computer.
[Version 8.0.2]


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MacGrobo reviewed on 22 Nov 2013
on my Mavericks i7 27" iMac w 16GB Ram it's totally unresponsive. Bad programming makes me loose confidence in a tool targeted at system maintenance tasks. Stay away.
[Version 8.0.2]

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Hal2007 replied on 17 Dec 2013
Seems to be written in BASIC. That should explain the lagging.
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Leesa replied on 17 Dec 2013
Cache Cleaner always works great for me.
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DigiMonk commented on 21 Nov 2013
Oversized application created with a basic-compiler. Includes some other external tools. Depends on many things not coming from Apple.

Why not use a native Cocoa-Application for such a task or at least something that does not depends on so many things.

Interesting fact: often, developers inform us proudly how they created their application (... is a native Cocoa-Application written in Objective-C with Xcode 5) but I never saw that when it comes to a RealBasic-Application. They really try to not mention it. There must be a good reason for this.
[Version 8.0.2]

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DigiMonk replied on 21 Nov 2013
Sorry for my bad English
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MacGrobo replied on 22 Nov 2013
that's why it's incredibly slow with lots of temporal freezing!!! just clicking a button on its interface makes me wait for a couple of minutes before it becomes responsible again!
Terrible programming/quality testing. Don't use this.
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Leesa replied on 17 Dec 2013
It works nice and speedy for me.
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Foulger reviewed on 09 Nov 2013
I too have used this maintainence app in all its variants since Tiger. I have ALL the maintainence apps both free and paid and without a doubt this is the most comprehensive. I especiall like the ability to install it on a thumb drive for registered users, which is just so convenient. I too use spaces and haven't had the trouble the previous reviewer mentioned (9 desktops)
[Version 8.0.1]


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Davidpabian reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
I've used this app since Tiger, but this latest Mavericks release has a bug that I had hoped this release would fix (reported to developer but no answer yet). I have apps assigned to various spaces, each with a different desktop. Cleaning the launchpad database resets all my desktops to the wave default. Previous versions retained my customized desktops. Have returned to Launchpad Editor for cleaning up and arranging items.
[Version 8.0.1]


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702p_expert commented on 31 Oct 2013
Misleading description of the application.
The only award listed on the developer's web page dates back to 2006 and refers actually to Tiger Cache Cleaner.
[Version 8.0.1]

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Foulger replied on 09 Nov 2013
Have you purchased it? Have you used it? Have you developed an app yourself? If you have used it since Tiger you will know that it has only got bigger and better, so why rain on the developers parade?
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Mcr replied on 21 Nov 2013
It is important that developers not make misleading comments. @702p_expert is within his rights to bring up the fact that the description IS misleading. Whether or not he has purchased this app, used it or develops apps himself is irrelevant. A primary purpose of Macupdate is to provide a forum for users to state their opinions and experience, even if others may not agree, and it is not a prerequisite to 'prove' ones right to comment. And shouting down users whose comments we disagree with is completely contrary to the purpose of this forum.

Cache Cleaner is undoubtedly a very good product, but having a good product doesn't give a developer license to make misleading statements. Tiger Cache Cleaner received an award..but TCC is not the same program as MCC, in the same way that Microsoft Office 2007 is not the same program as Microsoft Office 2013. To make the statement, quote from the website "Mavericks Cache Cleaner is an award winning general purpose tool for Mac OS X." is MISLEADING. MCC is NOT award winning, TCC was award winning. They are two different programs, yes they have a history and connection, but they are different releases, and in fact, should only be run on the OS X version they were intended for.

If Office 2007 won an award, would it be misleading if Microsoft said "Office 2013 is an award winning program..."? Yes it would be. And we would all be jumping on MS for doing something like that. Honesty in marketing says a lot about a company. As consumers, if we don't keep companies honest, no one will.

Lastly, i'm not trying to be confrontational here, and I am not trying to disrespect @Foulger. @Foulger is entitled to stating an opinion, at the same time, that freedom shouldn't be used to tell others they don't have the same freedom to exercise the same right to state their opinion.

To Northern Softworks: Do what you want, but saying MCC is award winning IS misleading. As a consumer I might be convinced to try your product, but I also might be convinced not to give money to a company that feels it is appropriate to make such marketing statements.
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Bb553 had trouble on 25 Aug 2012
Northern Softworks Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner unfortunately incorrectly sees my administrator account as not having a password, and gives "login incorrect" error.

This was a problem with some of the past versions (including Lion Cache Cleaner, Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner). I also just downloaded Northern Softworks Appriority v1.1.6 as a test, and it gives the same error.

All other applications by either Apple or by other OS X software makers (including OnyX, TinkerTool, Cocktail, etc.) that require entering my administrator password, have no problem what-so-ever, and to reiterate: I do not use a "blank" password - I've always had an actual administrator password.

It appears that this is an issue quite specific to more recent versions of Northern Softworks software products - as it is an issue that I didn't have happen with Panther Cache Cleaner, or Tiger Cache Cleaner; As I am rather fond of Northern Softworks softwares, it's too bad this has become an issue where admin WITH password is inaccurately detected as being admin without password by Northern Softworks software products, and the only apparent fix is to install another yet another OS X administrator account with password.

This appears to have become an issue back at the time when there were changes to the Northern Softworks software products registration process, when the use of the user's name (not at all to be confused with whatever the administrator name in the computer was chosen by a user to be...) was changed to using the Email address associated with registration payment, and something must have changed back then in how the various Northern Softworks softwares detected OS X administrator accounts and perhaps also how they accessed usr/bin/sudo, usr/bin/open and other directories.

Hopefully, whatever is causing this issue (whether it is inside the various applications' codes themselves, or if there is some OS X file, preference, or registry that the softwares alter when launched) can at some point be identified and corrected, so these softwares can be used, as many OS X users have used earlier versions of them going back to the OS X 10.3.9 PPC days, and would like to be able to use the newer versions.
[Version 7.0.2]


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Afcgbbob had trouble on 29 Aug 2011
OK, after working with LCC I have hit a major glitch that I never hit on any other version I have used over its' evolution. The problem has to do with "restart system daemons" command. It seems to be caught in a loop when I launch it and will run like the Ever Ready Rabbit... on & on & on with out stopping. The command period will not work to kill it. Nor can you quit the program as well. So, I wind up having to kill and restart it with MainMenu (another excellent sw to have). I have tested this command under different conditions and it always does it. Now the Mac I am running it on is a dual G5 one gig mother board, 2 gigs of RAM and an ATI Radeon X800XP Pro with 256 megs of VRAM. I went back to SLCC to see if I could replicate the problem but it worked fine there. I usually like to run LCC at the end of the month as with my other tools I have since it fell down the stares with me due to a spinal problem but I did restore it back to 95% of health. The only 2 things it does not like is being shut down for long periods of time and put to sleep for long periods as well. Anyhow no matter what software is running when using LCC the problem persist and would be glad to help to correct the problem. Every thing works fine and I still say LCC is a valuable tool to have if your Mac is acting up. If you ever talked to an Apple Genius they most often will be quick ti say wipe the drive and a new. In my years of working with Mac I always found a solution with the right sw utilities that most MG know nothing about. Just bear in mind that 95% of the time the issue is a sw one and you do not need to wipe your drive. Get a copy of MacPilot and look at the key board commands section. You will find them invaluable. I do not like the program itself because it screwed up my drive several times but, those keyboard commands are great to print out and learn. End of Line...
[Version 6.0.3]


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John-Sawyer-CJS had trouble on 09 May 2011
I'm not clear about what conditions under which some people are seeing SLCC slow down their Mac, eat processor time, etc. If this is happening while the SLCC app itself is performing certain tasks, it's normal for anything (including issuing commands directly in Terminal) that executes some of these tasks, to eat up a lot of processor time, memory, etc. Are some people finding that SLCC is using more resources while performing some tasks, than some other methods of executing those tasks? Are some people setting up SLCC to tell OS X to perform background tasks of various kinds, and that's what's eating the resources? Same often applies there. I just checked my Login Items, and I don't see anything there related to SLCC, though I seem to recall SLCC has options to do that (correct me if I'm wrong)--have people experiencing problems, removed these SLCC-installed Login Items to see if there's any improvement?
[Version 5.0.18]


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Rstamberg had trouble on 12 Nov 2010
So I've downloaded Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner and installed it.

Where is the registration number found? All I've received so far is a PayPal sales confirmation e-mail. I can't find the registration number anywhere I look, so I've e-mailed the developer ...
[Version 5.0.12]


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Lavandula had trouble on 14 Aug 2010
Since updating to the newest version, running permissions repair causes my fan to work overtime.
Have used it for years and this is the first time this has happened.
[Version 5.0.9]


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MaciMike had trouble on 12 Dec 2009
I was using this app and everything seemed to be fine.Then after using it several times my iMac seemed to slow down.I deleted it and now the icon pops up in my bar every time,I don"t know how to get rid of it?
[Version 5.0.3]


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nostrodumbass had trouble on 22 Oct 2008
When you select ClamX(in LCC) to virus scan your download folder
the scan says "scanning internet system plugins folder", "checking widgets for viruses" and "checking desktop for viruses" but there's no indication that one's download folder is being scanned, so I guess download folder isn't, in fact, being scanned.
Same issue in the previous version of LCC.
No big deal, though; I've installed ClamX app itself and use that for my scanning needs. It will scan the download folder without issue.
Other than that, LCC is really fine.
[Version 4.0.17]


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mac adam had trouble on 21 Dec 2007
When I Optimize my RAm, I need use it more than one time to recover all what can be recover, could you fix this too.
[Version 4.0.3]


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jmarxen had trouble on 21 Nov 2007
I tried Leopard Cache Cleaner 4.0.2 with 10.5.1. I reviewed the documentation and did not have any applications open other than Safari when I used LCC 4.0.2. I have a 2.16 Ghz MacBook with 2GB of Ram. I was very disappointed as after I chose Optimize System - Optimize Files, I had at least eight applications completed deleted including Mail, Quicktime 7.3, TextEdit and several other applications, three which were in the dock and changed to the application icon with the black question mark. The common symptom I observed that may be helpful to the developers were all eight of the applications, and also files associated with the "Recent" use, were the files/applications deleted. Fortunately I had backups of all applications and all but one of the files.
[Version 4.0.2]

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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 22 Dec 2007
So it sounds like what you're saying, is LCC 4.0.2 deleted all the applications and files that were listed under "Recent Items" under the Apple menu in the Finder, instead of just clearing the Recent Items list?
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George Baron had trouble on 19 Nov 2007
Have not been able to get Check RootKits (any LCC version) to work. I just get a dialog that it's working and working and working... without reporting Results! iMac Intel 2 core duo.
[Version 4.0.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 19 Nov 2007
If some function of this software does not work for you as it should, then you should contact the developer via the developer's website.

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Roes rated on 16 Nov 2013

[Version 8.0.1]



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AlexHughy rated on 01 Nov 2013

[Version 8.0.1]



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Ali_Egypt rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 8.0.1]



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brfer rated on 14 Jul 2013

[Version 7.0.9]



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Stephan2nd rated on 30 Apr 2013

[Version 7.0.8]



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Priosantos-Jan rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 7.0.7]



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[Version 7.0.6]



Enigma rated on 23 Dec 2012

[Version 7.0.5]



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robrat13 rated on 09 Nov 2012

[Version 7.0.4]


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Mavericks Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for OS X. MCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many OS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset MCC provides. Mavericks Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Maintenance. Mavericks Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your OS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or Mavericks, MCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best. MCC Documents and the MCC Engine maintain system health by providing full automation of common maintenance chores, including virus scanning of Internet downloads. The MCC Engine can even repair permissions automatically after software installations. With the MCC Engine, powerful system maintenance and antivirus can be completely transparent or as close as your menu bar.

Optimization. Mavericks Cache Cleaner can improve system performance by tuning Internet and file cache settings, implementing RAM disks, and cleaning out various cached and stale data. MCC includes tools to help optimize files and memory. MCC can recover wasted disk space by eliminating language localization files and slimming Universal Binaries.

Customization. Mavericks Cache Cleaner lets you control your OS X experience. Turn off Spotlight or Dashboard, or turn on a Login Items folder. MCC can tweak many OS X features to suit your tastes. All without permanently altering or harming your system.

Disaster Planning. Mavericks Cache Cleaner lets you create a bootable Installer USB drive from your Mavericks download that will boot and install Mavericks on any supported machine. Mavericks Cache Cleaner lets you create bootable Emergency Disks that include system repair utilities and MCC's powerful cache cleaning functions. If disaster strikes, the power of Mavericks Cache Cleaner is available at the command prompt in Single User Mode. Registered users of MCC can install a portable version on a flash drive or iPod. Mavericks Cache Cleaner Portable runs on any supported Mac and is a great tool for testing hard drives, screen pixels, batteries, ram, and more before buying a machine.

Antivirus. Mavericks Cache Cleaner helps protect your system from malware. MCC adds three additional layers of malware protection to Lion, and ships with the powerful ClamAV antivirus built in. MCC can scan your downloads on the fly providing industrial strength virus protection from Mac and Windows threats.


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