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How to Activate Firewall In OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Your Mac probably spends most of the day connected to the internet. While it's connected, it's perfectly possible for someone to install malware or other malicious software onto your machine. Luckily, if you use a router (wireless or not) or an AirPort Time Capsule, you don't need to activate the firewall in your Mac. These devices come equipped with a built-in firewall. But if you aren't using either of these devices, or you share your local internet or use the router connected straight to your Mac, you should make sure to activate the firewall. This way, you at least have...

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Fixing System Preferences with CleanMyMac

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

System Preferences files store rules that define how your apps are going to function. These files can be found within each application’s folder. The problem is that these preference files can corrupt over time, whether due to app crashes, blackouts, or hard drive corruption. To fix corrupted preference files we're going to have to delete them. That will trigger the app to create a new preference file. You can, of course, manually delete the files within the Preferences folder (stored in YourHomeFolder/Library/Preferences). But that’s a lot of work since you have to find each of the preference files corresponding to...

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