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Extremely user friendly workflow
EtreCheck is a small Mac application that, when launched, scans your system and extracts all sorts of useful information. The data can then be copied to your clipboard and quickly shared with others.
Working with EtreCheck is extremely easy because the applications takes care of the analysis process on its own: all you have to do is launch the procedure and analyze the results.
Extensive diagnostics details for your machine
In the EtreCheck main window you will be able to see information about your hardware components, video performance, system software, disk attributes, USB and Thunderbolt configuration, the status of your configuration files, or of the Gatekeeper security function.
Moreover, you can view the installed Kernel extensions, startup items, user login items, internet / audio plug-ins, Safari extensions, iTunes plug-ins, or third party Preferences Panes.
Additionally, you can see a list of your launch daemons and launch agents, together with their current status (loaded, not loaded, running, or failed). The “Support” button associated with each entry performs a Google search query for the agent’s webpage in your default web browser.
Last but not least, EtreCheck provides the top processes sorted by CPU or memory usage, and offers details about your virtual memory.
Practical tool for analyzing the status of your Mac and identifying possible issues
EtreCheck is a great tool to have around if you are experiencing computer issues: the detailed diagnostics offer you the possibility to have a clear view upon how are your resources employed. At the same time, you can also share the info with more experienced users that might help you detect any anomalies.
EtreCheck was reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on January 17th, 2015
Runs on: Mac OS X 10.6 or later (Intel only)