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yanique Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 14, 2011 1:45 PM

i think my mac book pro has a bug, and i had a popup called mackeeper that says it can clean up my mac, is it safe to download the mac keeper?

MacBook Pro
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,615 points)
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    May 14, 2011 1:54 PM (in response to yanique)

    NO

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,075 points)
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    May 14, 2011 2:02 PM (in response to yanique)

    No... no and no.

     

    You do not need that for a Mac. Most third party utilities can cause way more trouble then they are worth and MacKeeper is at the top of the list.

     

    If you leave your Mac on overnight, it will run maintenance for you.

     

    See here:  Mac Maintenance Quick  Assist

  • D82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 14, 2011 1:58 PM (in response to yanique)

    Mine woks fine for me

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,615 points)
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    May 14, 2011 2:04 PM (in response to D82)

    There is a commercial product called MacKeeper, which is worthless junk but not a trojan as far as I know, and there is a trojan that sometimes also uses that name or a variation of it. If the OP was prompted by a website to install something called MacKeeper, it was probably the trojan. Even if it wasn't, he shouldn't install it.

  • Onedimensional Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 21, 2011 11:35 PM (in response to yanique)

    Don't download mackeeper!

    1st: when you get the pop-ups, they will get worse over time. I heard from other people they even could'nt open their Safari anymore. The problem with mackeeper pop-ups is that they you can't view a website before you press some buttons of them (wich leeds to problems) and that they aren't pop-ups from the site you're viewing (so the site you're viewing don't get paid for it).

     

    I never downloaded mackeeper but still the pop-up would show up more frequently over time, wich was really frustrating.

     

    To avoid this pop-ups: download glimmerblocker!

    Really search on internet if you can trust it (I also did), but you'll see it's safe. Really great software. Since I downloaded it, and put it on, I never got these problems anymore!

     

    2nd: When you download it, you got some serious problems. It isn't good software at all. It slows your mac to a new level. I don't know what to do  in this case.

  • Sana_Paul Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 31, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to Onedimensional)

    As a representative of Zeobit LLC - the developers of MacKeeper, I would like to persuade you it's safe indeed to download our app. It has nothing in common with malware - vice versa, it's one of the apps that can help you fight with MacDefender threat you can read about it in the article at CNet 'How to protect your Mac from recent malware'  - http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20063683-263.html  -

     

    The pop-ups you may have seen are the part of advertizing campaign that is completely legit, in case you click them you'll be redirected to the page giving extra info about our app - the app isn't downloaded or installed.

     

    Speaking about system slowdowns, it's not in the nature of MacKeeper to be the reason of them - and we give you an opportunity to make sure in it yourself - MacKeeper has 15 days full-functional trial so you'll be able to give a try to all its tools, clean your system, try the antivirus and undelete features and more. In case you will notice any slowdowns (while you have to notice the increasing of speed) you can easily remove MacKeeper as it has its own uninstaller so all the components of the app are removed in several clicks with no leftovers.

     

    I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link. <Edited by Host>

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    May 31, 2011 10:10 AM (in response to Sana_Paul)

    That might be your opinion but after having tested it, I stick by my original opinion of it saying that is worthless and possibly dangerous if the use isn't totally aware of everything that is is capable of doing.

     

    I suggest that user stay away from it.

     

    Allan

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,615 points)
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    May 31, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Sana_Paul)

    As a representative of Zeobit LLC - the developers of MacKeeper, I would like to persuade you it's safe indeed to download our app.

     

    If you'd like to persuade me of that, start by explaining why you operate the bogus website at clamxav.org to deceive people who are looking for a competitor's product into downloading yours.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    May 31, 2011 11:32 AM (in response to yanique)

    Anything that promises to clean up your system by installing something and runs in the background is rather an oxymoron.

     

    Even useful things like SMART and temperature monitoring apps and processes should be to a minimum if at all - they affect any system's performance, stability, and usefulessness.

     

    Just hit delete / clear etc on your browsers cache/history/temp files if you need to clean up and limit junk.

     

    Every known AV type software, and there are cases where they can be essential on your network or business, can only try to minimize and be optimized (run when system is idle, something Spotlight needs to laearn how to do).

  • premx99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 6:43 AM (in response to yanique)

    This is a great piece of software,I bought it and use it.No problems at all.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,615 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to premx99)

    This is a great piece of software,I bought it and use it.No problems at all.

     

    So you registered today and made your first post ever in order to tell us that. Someone using the same name also registered with an anonymizing VPN service. Isn't that a strange coincidence, considering that the developer of the MacKeeper garbage promotes his product on fake review sites that hide his identity?

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to premx99)

    You might think so but I stand by my original opinion is is crap and dangerous.

     

    Besides that way that the vendor is pushing it just smells to me.

     

    Allan

    tiger

  • premx99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to yanique)

    This is why I don't Subscribe to Mac forums.I've never met a group of people,that were so Strident,and closed minded and Militant in all their views,from everything to copying dvd's to antivirusware to Anything even remotly

    outside of mainstream Apple thinking...You people are truly UNBELIVABLE!!!!!!!

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 9:48 AM (in response to premx99)

    I am certainly glad we are making you so happy.

     

    Allan

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