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Mackeeper, do I need it?

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  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,305 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to Silver Sides)

    We said it was crap didn't we?

     

    MacKeeper is good for one thing only and that is lining Zeobit's pockets with gold.

     

    Allan

  • Condalisa23 Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    hahaha, have you used it?  I've been using it for ~4 months and it is great.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,010 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:41 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    Condalisa23 wrote:

     

    ... I've been using MacKeeper for months

     

    Let me guess. You have used MacKeeper for the last 3, maybe 4 months with all your Macs, and can truley say that it has worked fantastically and really helped to keep my Mac's clean!

     

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  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,305 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    I have not used it on any of my Macs but I have helped a number of users I help to support remove it from their Macs after MacKeeper brought their Mac to their knees.

     

    Personnally I plan to never get any closer to them that.

     

    How much is Zeobit paying you?

     

    Allan

  • Condalisa23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    The fact that those users couldn't find a way to remove the program and associated files from their mac should tell you about who you're dealing with.  Also, you not owning it shows your lack of objectivity or knowledge of the program and it's stability and functionality.  How can you say something is not a good product and have such a strong opinion of it without first-hand usage? 

     

    Oh and as for how much does Zeobit pay me; they don't, I actually paid them for my product and can OBJECTIVELY say it is a quality product...unlike you.  Keep trying.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,305 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:54 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    I think removing that crap from other's Mac is far closer then I ever want to get it.

     

    I also see no reason to pay Zeobit for something that claims to do what I do with other applications for free and in a safe manner.

     

    You can keep trying.

     

    Allan

  • Condalisa23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to John Galt)

    Pretty spot on.  I've been using it for four months and it is a good multi-purpose tool to help manage various tasks with my macs.  I don't use the anti-virus as I don't feel it's necessary but the other tools work and work very well.  Is it a little costly for what it does? Sure...but if money is not an issue, then it is a good multi-purpose tool and certainly does not slow down your mac(s) nor is it malware or a virus as soooooo many people have been reporting. comical.

  • Condalisa23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Yes, other apps do them but I'd prefer to use one app/program to perform multiple functions...efficiency is key. So you're saying just because other apps can perform some of the tasks that it performs makes it crap? So is Xbox 360 crap because the PS3 plays the same games?  Is a BMW crap because it has some of the same features and performs the same tasks as a Lexus?  You get my point. Be objectve. 

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,305 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:04 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    You are missing the other point of safely doing these tasks.

     

    It is the unsafe manner in which MacKeeper does them that causes me call it crap.

     

    Allan

  • Condalisa23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Allan - again, have you USED it to know how it impacts your system?  NO you have not.  How does it do it unsafely?  I guess we'll have to agree to disagree but at least I can say I've used it and can give honest feedback whereas you...well, we know that answer.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,305 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:14 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    I think after repairing the damage done by MacKeeper on someone else Mac is grounds for my opinion.

     

    I see no reason why I have to install that piece of crap before I can it crap.

     

    Allan

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (21,990 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    I will share the short version of my experience with MacKeeper:

     

    It used a redirect while I was opening my Yahoo email account to its Russian site. It absolutely and completely rendered my iMac unresponsive except for several huge popup windows telling me that I had (with a counter) 8,264 viruses. But they would be happy to rid my Mac of such awful stuff if I would only click here and give them my credit card information.

     

    That was the only thing that seemed to be working on my Mac. I was unable to force quit my browser; I was unable to do absolutely anything. It was frozen except for the counting viruses and flashing click here button. The only way out: a hard shut down.

     

    As a sidenote, this was shortly after the Resume feature was introduced and no one had as of yet come up with a way to turn it off (and Apple had not introduced a way to turn it off) So, every time I booted up the computer, the Resume feature obligingly launched the browser and immediately loaded the Russian site with its payment demand flashing at me.

     

    Since there was no way out of the malware (yes, redirecting your browser and rendering it useless unless you pay them - in essence - a ransom, makes it malware in my opinion), I had to do a reinstall and, for safety, did a complete erase.

     

    It took me more than 5 hours to get my Mac back.

     

    No, I will not consider MacKeeper something that has a place on this planet (or any other).

  • Condalisa23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to babowa)

    Wow babowa, yes, that experience would certainly make me despise the software.  Fortunately I have not had such an experience.  Do you mind me asking when you purchased your software?  I purhased my version in August of this year so I'm wondering if there have been upates to resolve the problem you experienced (which is one that I consider unacceptable).  Thanks.

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:13 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    You will save yourself grief by stopping your efforts to defend it.

     

    You may believe it "just perfect", and are welcome to your opinion (as all are welcome to their own opinions).

     

    But the senior contributors carry more weight than you will because most of their opinions are backed by real-world experience.  Most people will eventually stop listening to you and rely on ther more-senior opinions.

     

    I already find you less than convincing on pretty much any position you may take because of your responses in this thread.

  • Condalisa23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to steve359)

    Steve,

     

    Your childish response says enough about you...what are you, 15? I'm not trying to defend it at all...I am trying to qualify the validity of this community since I have always opted for "professional" opinions versus the "average joe" like yourself.  I work in the tech field (at Intel, Santa Clara, CA) so I am very critical of ignorant end-users and I'm trying to understand where the consistent negative feedback is coming from since I have experienced nothing but good things from the product.  You don't value my input because I'm objective and actually have had good experience with the product?  If you look at my previous reply to another person you'll see that I acknowledge their negative experience and do not pass it off as not important at all.  Look in the mirror.

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