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HT4650 MacKeeper

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SndDrln41964 Calculating status...
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Apr 9, 2012 10:31 AM

Is MacKeeper Safe?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,095 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    No. Avoid like the plague.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    It's about as safe as a skinny 100 lb weakling flashing cash in a high crime neighborhood.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/notebooks/macbook_pro?view=documents

  • adri_kr73 Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    No, no and absolutely no! And if you install it, you'll have a lot of troubles to unninstall it.

     

    Be careful my friend .

  • WindSurfer905 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to adri_kr73)

    Don't do it! just don't do it! that's all!!

    (now that I said don't do it 50 more people are going to try it because they don't like to be told "Don't", then they too can spend 2 hours going thrugh the complicated manual removal process)

    Sometines don't really is for your own good!

  • BWM44 Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2012 7:44 PM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    Horrible. I crashed time and time again. I paid for it and asked for my money back. I wish I came here first to see the comments. I usually look in to these things but it look more legitimate.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    May 29, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    hmm...this poster asked exactly the same question over a month and half ago, here

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3864273

     

    I wonder why....

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)
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    May 29, 2012 10:29 PM (in response to softwater)

    I'm sure you already know this but...

    I'm betting they have some affiliation with MacKeeper.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    May 29, 2012 10:34 PM (in response to stevejobsfan0123)

    Hi Steve,

     

    almost every thread that gets started on this is never marked as 'answered' by the OP, and never recieves a second post from the OP, so I can only imagine someone wants to keep bringing the topic to the top of the thread.

     

    What I can't figure out is why or how that would be in Zeobit's interest, given the amount of negative responses about the product that get generated. Maybe it's just a chance to see if their Street Team program is doing its work or not...?

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,075 points)
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    May 30, 2012 5:14 AM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    I've also tried to get people to complain to the sites that advertise it not to advertise it any further.

    What may help is this user tip:

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3022

    What we need is enough critical mass in the complaints about the advertising to get them to stop advertising it.

    Mac OS X (10.7.3), * Links may give me compensation
  • jenadeutschmann Calculating status...
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    Aug 12, 2012 4:31 AM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    MacKeeper is you're computer screaming "911".

    It's a dangerous internet trojan as well as a servere program that has FULL access to you're computer/files. I do NOT reccommend clicking on any MacKeeper links. They are a SCAM.

    No, I have never had the personal experience of actually downloading MacKeeper, however, I was surfing the internet one day and it came in a pop up link. I was unable to close it so I had to force my safari to close. Hours later, everytime I opened my safari, this MacKeep CRAP kept showing up. Sooner or later, safari had a tantrum and saved itself.

    I love my macbook, and if you do too STAY AWAY FROM MACKEEPER. IT CAN DO NASTY THINGS.

  • Frenchlaw17 Calculating status...
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to SndDrln41964)

    I have installed MacKeeper on two of my computers for some time, and my wife has put it on hers as well.  While nothing seemed to function any better than before each scan I ran, nothing seemed to be any worse. I should have kept better track. I should have been suspicious when I was asked to buy new licenses virtually every time I would think to use the application.  I must have bought a few extra, but I consider that expense to have been the fine I have paid for being stupid.  They really lost me recently when they told me to clean out the junk in my computer (I am sure that I have accumulated some junk - everyone does).  When I ran the scan, MacKeeper told me that I had more than 80 million Tbytes of junk to clean out.  That would be incredible for a system that only has a capacity of a single Tbyte!  So I have called Support and will do my best to get rid of what can only be malware that I hope hasn't done anything truly pernicious to my system.

     

    Wish me luck, guys!

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,430 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to Frenchlaw17)

    Further opinion on it and how to uninstall MacKeeper malware can be read here:

     

    http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/

     

    MacKeeper have recently said that the uninstaller from here:

     

    http://applehelpwriter.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malwa re/

     

    now works.

     

    This is also worth reading:

     

    http://www.reedcorner.net/news.php/?p=245

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