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MacKeeper can't be deleted!!!

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  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to Gab)

    Gab wrote:

     

    I have 10.6 now but will upgrade to 10.6.8 soon.

    I would make that a priority if I were you as there are many security fixes included.

  • Gab Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 10:05 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    I installed 10.6.8 as a free download with Software Update.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 10:51 PM (in response to Gab)

    > I installed 10.6.8 as a free download with Software Update.

     

    Keep running Software Update until there's nothing else to install, then set it up to check daily for new anything new.

  • Gab Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:11 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    This is a different subject, but,

    Is Mail Version 4.5 (1084) ok after june 30? A few weeks ago, the tech at Genius Bar put this version of mail back on my dock because iCloud email was not working conveniently and was not showing the contacts I use. I can access mail on my computer without having to log in to iCloud on the internet. How can I tell if it will work after June 30?  I'm not running Lion because it will disable my Microsoft Office 2004. I'm asking you because I didn't get a response yet in the other category.

  • Gab Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:51 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    I ran it and I now have more disk space than before!

  • Gab Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:52 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    I downloaded and ran it. Deleted more files!

    I'd like to know if I can delete from my external HDD.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 4:20 AM (in response to Gab)

    Gab wrote:

     

    I downloaded and ran it. Deleted more files!

    I'd like to know if I can delete from my external HDD.

    What's on the external? What are you using it for? Is that a clone, Time Machine, what ?

  • Gab Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    Time Machine. It's external storage, not a clone. But I'll be saving a clone to it soon.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to Gab)

    Time Machine isn't my strong point; I don't use it. I'm not sure how you'd remove specific files from TM. Take a look here. Of course, if you've removed every bit of MK from the startup volume, the next TM update will reflect that and be clean.

     

    http://pondini.org/OSX/Home.html

     

    As far as I know it's not a good idea to merge a TM with a clone. They should go to separate partitions. And they should probably go to different externals. In case the one with the current TM dies on you or becomes corrupted, you still have the exernal with the clone as a redundant backup and vice versa.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to Gab)

    Gab wrote:

     

    I ran it and I now have more disk space than before!

    That doesn't make a lot of sense?

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to Gab)

    Gab wrote:

     

    I downloaded and ran it. Deleted more files!

    Sorry, you downloaded and ran what exactly?

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to Gab)

    Gab wrote:

     

    Time Machine. It's external storage, not a clone. But I'll be saving a clone to it soon.

    Never a good idea to have both your TM and clone on the same drive since drive failure is fairly common, then you lose everything. Drives are cheap insurance.

     

    We are straying a long way from the topic of this thread.

  • Mrcommandblock137 Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2013 8:32 PM (in response to Memoire)

    I know the reason, mackeeper wont let you delete it till you pay, I would reccoment force quitting it and delete it, if it didnt delete restart your mac, and drag your mackeeper to the trash, Then dont "empty trash" hit "Secure empty trash" if you cant find that, do this: File>Option (key)> secure empty trash, that should delete it, sorry if that didnt work, but im 99% it will work

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    May 15, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to Mrcommandblock137)

    Mrcommandblock137 wrote:

     

    I know the reason...

    You do know that you are replying to a thread that's almost a year old don't you.

  • edmundo Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2014 1:14 PM (in response to pancake213)

    mac keeper is a virus and i think is something like a nsa spyware is too much casualtiy it has a lot of money

     

    http://supercollidercomputers.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/mackeeper-installer-ad-be ware/

     

    here is a script to block the ads with hosts file

     

    copy and paste on script editor and save it as an app

     

    do shell script "/usr/bin/printf \"# Block

     

         zeobit\\n127.0.0.1

         zeobit.com\\n127.0.0.1

         mackeeperapp2.zeobit.com\\n127.0.0.1

         mackeeperapp3.zeobit.com\\n127.0.0.1

     

         zeobit\\n0.0.0.0

         zeobit.com\\n0.0.0.0

         mackeeperapp2.zeobit.com\\n0.0.0.0

         mackeeperapp3.zeobit.com\\n0.0.0.0

     

    \" >> /etc/hosts; /usr/bin/dscacheutil -flushcache" with administrator privileges

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