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How do I get rid of MacKeeper unused application?

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ronfab1 Calculating status...
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Oct 27, 2012 12:37 AM

I downloaded this application and it is open on my boot drive but I have not run any scans with it yet.  I started reading about it first (yes I should have started sooner I know)  and this sounds like a really bad news malware.

 

Does it help to get rid of it that I have not run a scan of my system with it yet?

 

How can I get it deleted PLEASE?  6 core 3.46 Mac Pro with a lot of RAM, good drives and a S.S. boot drive where this thing is now sitting.   Uggghhhh!!

 

Thanks very much

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • DhruvC Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2012 12:51 AM (in response to ronfab1)

    MacKeeper is a malware and causes all kind of issues with your Mac.

     

    For more details & uninstalling: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4171

  • DhruvC Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 1:20 AM (in response to ronfab1)

    ronfab1 wrote:

    The second link says it's MacKeeper's own uninstaller.  How are they to be trusted in that case??

    I would say Do Not Trust their Uninstaller either. Go with the steps mentioned in the article and it should help.

     

    Here are some more reference discussions on MacKeeper & Its Uninstallation:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17861805

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3952819

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 4:37 AM (in response to ronfab1)

    Sorry. If you trust the software enought to install it, you must trust it enough to uninstall it. MacKeeper is certainly something that starts a raging flame war ever time it comes up. The uninstaller is perfectly safe and the only easy way to remove it. In the post above that says:

     

    I would say Do Not Trust their Uninstaller either. Go with the steps mentioned in the article and it should help.

     

    The steps listed in that article actually say to use the uninstaller.

     

    There is a danger in assuming that MacKeeper is "The Evil One" and everything else is good. The only really remarkable thing about MacKeeper is the efficacy of its marketing and, to some extent, the cleverness of its uninstaller. There are many different software packages that make even more changes to your system but provide little or no help with uninstalling. Just drag MacKeeper to the trash, confirm you want to remove it, and you're done.

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