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Mackeeper, do I need it?

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  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to Condalisa23)

    so I am very critical of ignorant end-users and I'm trying to understand where the consistent negative feedback is coming from

    You certainly are putting in a lot of effort to this.

    I'm not trying to defend it at all...

     

    You can defend it, or whatever it is you wish to call what you're doing, all you want, but everyone else here will see to it that people do not install this hazardous software. It is our voluntary job to provide tech support on this forum and help Mac users out when they seek help here.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    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

    He has actually, not on his own system, but has removed the software from many computers of those he helps and they watched their problems float away.

  • echosierrapj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Condalisa23)

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  • Apple.Tec Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to Silver Sides)

    Yeah yeah MacKeeper is rubbish there are loads of other programs to use like

     

    "Clean My Mac"

    "Avast"

    "Clamxav"

     

    And more

     

     

    PS: lliw98, really

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,490 points)
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    May 4, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Apple.Tec)

    This thread is dead.   You're not going to resuscitate it. 

  • Peter Haydu Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 10, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Silver Sides)

    There seem to be VERY strong feelings on both sides of this discussion, but particularly on the anti-MK side. I note, too, that there have been positive reviews by Mac publications (although most of them seem to be several iterations old). My own experience does not include actually using or installing this program, but I found it advertised on speedtest.net, and discovered that every single link on the MacKeeper page the ad linked to—even what appeared to be links to positive reviews (two of these)—all of them triggered a download, so even though I thought I was investigating the app, the page insisted in downloading it. Whatever the pros or cons of the software, this raised a red flag for me, and I deleted the download at once.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    May 10, 2013 1:52 PM (in response to Peter Haydu)

    Unethical to say the least. Bunch of scumbags to put it more directly.

  • elitus Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to Silver Sides)

    In one word... NO.

     

    I have anyone that calls into AC remove it , if I see it on their computer.

     

    OS X already does 99% of what MacKeeper does.

     

    Its redundant and harmful.

  • MMount Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2013 8:05 PM (in response to KCrow11)

    From your post, I can tell that you know who he is.  But for the uninitiated, John Galt is the name of the "hero" of Ann Rynd's novel of bringing down civilization in order that only the strong and the dollar should survive.

  • MMount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to Klaus1)

    I want to know if there is a way I can stop their ads from popping up.  They way they do, I had already surmissed it was a virus.  But I'm really tired of their ads.  Unless that is also a virus? What can I do?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    May 18, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to MMount)

    Get one of the adblockers, Adblock plus for Firefox or Google Chrome, Adblock for Safari--although I don't have a lot of experience with that one, since I hardly use Safari.

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