Learning Mac Computers - Security & Maintenance
http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Mac_Computers/Week6.html   or   index.html



Apple Security Updates
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

  

Speeding up a slow Mac
  http://www.applemust.com/18-ways-to-speed-up-an-older-slower-mac/
  http://www.macworld.com/article/1156418/speedier_mac.html
  https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3521 (advanced)

Keep a Mac Healthy (clearing cache files)
  o Restart 
  o Shutdown
  o Boot in Safe Mode (holding the Shift Key)
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262

Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs
  http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255

  Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your
  Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the
  described behavior occurs. 
  

MalwareBytes (free)
  https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/
  Scan and Remove any malware.

EtreCheck (license after four uses)
  http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

  EtreCheck is an app to display the important details of your
  system configuration. It is meant to be used with Apple
  Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac.

AppCleaner (free)
  http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
  http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/31/manual-complete-app-removal-mac-os-x-terminal/

  AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to
  thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. AppCleaner finds all the
  hidden files and safely deletes them.

Krebs's 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety
  http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/
  Rule #1: If you didn't go looking for it, don't install it!
  Rule #2: If you installed it, update it.
  Rule #3: If you no longer need it, remove it.
  
Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan
  https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/

Recommended Settings Finder, Safari, System Preferences
  http://edu-observatory.org/mac/index.html
  
Home Computer Security (OLLI Class offered in Winter Term)
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html


Privacy When Using the Internet 
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Privacy/index.html

  


 
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