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  • 30. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,315 points)

    The point was that I did not purchase it. There is malware which uses a DNS changer to redirect your computer from one place (in my case my Yahoo Inbox) to another (the MacKeeper site in Russia) - this is done without your intervention or knowledge (until it's too late).  So, MacKeeper used this DNS changer and redirected my Mac to their site (instead of Yahoo) and then literally took over my Mac with the flashing popups.

  • 31. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,315 points)

    OT: By the way, I was touched by your kind words; not sure I should reply there though.

  • 32. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    KonKrypton Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    As someone who installed the MK demo, I believe I am qualified to call it crap. I knew I had a problem very soon after installing it, as it kept after me to purchase it. Now, I believe in paying for software, but the whole point of a demo is to, I don't know, DEMO the software before I buy it. When I decided I didn't want it, I had many of the same problems removing it as are detailed in previous posts.

     

    It was like trying to flick a booger off your finger, it kept sticking and wouldn't go away!

     

    Yeah, I'm gonna agree with the majority on this one. It's crap.

  • 33. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Thank you. Kon.

     

    Allan

  • 34. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,040 points)

    I only advised that you stop fighting a battle you are losing.

     

    Persistence is a virtue, but you need to know when to stop.

     

    The more this goes on, the more people come out of the woodwork to side against you.

     

    Feel free to believe as you want.  That is your right.

  • 35. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Condalisa23 wrote:

     

    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.

    I don't believe a word of this, I believe you work for Zeobit and are here scamming us.

  • 36. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Condalisa23 wrote:

     

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

    I have used it for 6 months across 4 different test platforms. I was paid to test it, and it is total crap, OK.

  • 37. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    You have my deepest sympathies that they forced you to test it. So far I have managed to talk them out it.

     

    Allan

  • 38. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Allan Eckert wrote:

     

    You have my deepest sympathies that they forced you to test it. So far I have managed to talk them out it.

     

    Allan

    I billed well for the hours so not so bad, and I used machines that could be wiped and reused whenever I needed them.

     

    No important data was harmed during this event

  • 39. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,505 points)

    I used machines that could be wiped and reused whenever I needed them.

     

    No important data was harmed during this event

    Not quite up there (down there?) with a 28km freefall jump - but close!

  • 40. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

    snip

     

     

    Not quite up there (down there?) with a 28km freefall jump - but close!

    No, but I did perform these test while being fired from a cannon

  • 41. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,040 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

    snip

     

     

    Not quite up there (down there?) with a 28km freefall jump - but close!

    No, but I did perform these test while being fired from a cannon

     

    From all descriptions, seems the "cannon" part was the cake-walk ...

  • 42. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    kjetilgf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd just like to add to the confusion that I've used MacKeeper for a couple of years on five computers without experiencing any problems at all.

    I think most of us would agree that if it does what it promises, its a nice piece of software, with lots of utilities in one place. That's how its been to me/us/our Macs.

     

    If I had read this thread before I decided to purchase the first license, I certainly would have skipped it. Obviously there are other free utilities out there that together (probably - one rarely KNOWS) could do much of the same job. But here everything is in one place (though I don't use all of them).

     

    I believe, that with the tone in these threads its harder for someone with a pleasant story to step forward, than those with negative ones. Maybe even you who read this think I am rather silly believing in this absolutely-no-good-piece-of-****-software. Honestly I believe there are more people with good experiences than this thread indicates.

     

    The interesting question then is why some can have terrible time-consuming experiences while others (like me) only have positives.

    And: if there is some other (presumably safer) all-in-one alternative out there.

     

    For the record: - I do not work for Zeobit, I only have a customer relationship to them - English is not my native language - and I probably won't participate in this discussion, if not someone can enlighten us on those two final questions. I've just tried to share some thoughts and experiences.

     

    Good luck to everyone - with or without Mackeeper.

     

    Kjetil/ Norway

  • 43. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Condalisa23 wrote:

     

    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.

    You're failing to convince that you are not just another Zeobit shill.

  • 44. Re: Mackeeper, do I need it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Condalisa23 wrote:

     

    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 may not have, but I have tested MacKeeper extensively (for clients), on multiple machines, old and new.

     

    I can say that it is junk, from experience, a lot more more than 4 months worth.