Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 8:16 PM (in response to Jeremy Koss)
As for your UK vs. US problem, I would contact Apple
First though, I would absolutely recommend to uninstall MacKeeper. Not sure about the latest uninstall problems, so please contact them for instructions (unless someone else here has more recent info).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to Jeremy Koss)
Before you do anything else unistall the MacKeeper malware app. That could be contributing to your problem right there. I woudl then start with some basics to see if you have adequate RAM using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used and then resetting the SMC and PRAM.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 8:55 PM (in response to Jeremy Koss)
In regards to MacKeeper I did some reaearch on my own of it's validity and found the following pieces that best apply.
And on CNET it has 390 reviews with an average rating of 4.5/5
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to Jeremy Koss)
Their marketing techniques are excellent. Of course it is your decision. But, as with any troubleshooting, third party apps are removed to rule them out as the cause of the problem, so if you do not want to uninstall it, then that is up to you.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 10:18 PM (in response to Jeremy Koss)
Jeremy Koss wrote:
In regards to MacKeeper I did some reaearch on my own of it's validity
Jeremy, you want to solve your problems get rid of this thing:
Here is what MacKeeper offered to do on a brand new iMac with a factory installed version of OS X 10.8.2 "Mountain Lion" that I brought home today, with one User account and absolutely nothing else installed:
Half a gigabyte of "junk", ok. What was that "junk"?
After installing Firefox, iPhoto, Pages, and Xcode MacKeeper found even more "junk" - a total of 705 MB and 90 MB of it in Xcode alone. Needless to say I passed on "cleaning up" what Apple considers essential but MacKeeper considers "junk".
By removing "excess binaries" you have effectively performed amateur brain surgery on your Mac. There is no way to restore the excised components without reinstalling OS X and all other apps you consider essential. I suggest you do that. Reinstalling OS X will restore whatever MK removed but will not remove software that you installed.
After using MacKeeper on an iMac that is only a few hours old, it is already behaving like a sick dog while MacKeeper is searching for viruses that do not exist. Apps bounce for a long time in the Dock and the colorful "wait cursor" is frequently on display. It has become generally slow and occasionally unresponsive, and I haven't even taken MacKeeper up on its offer to delete System Preferences and iTunes yet. I can't wait to see what happens when I do. I am posting this now because I have reason to believe this Mac will become fairly useless soon thereafter, and it will take me a while to restore it to service.
It's pretty clear to me what the junk is, but I do not accept advertising like the worthless resources you cite. "it's" means it is or it has
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to Jeremy Koss)
Ok i shall do a full reinstall (and get rid of it) but that leaves me back to my original problem. i cant seem to reinstall. i tried twice and it downloaded the the OS but then restarted directly and now i dont see any application or icon to install. ?
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