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  • 15. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    aditya831 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

        It actually does, I actually made the mistake of installing it a few months ago and I found MacKeeper files in areas that I had not copied nor installed it to, so unless my Mac went total rogue, I would say that MacKeeper reproduces itself.

  • 16. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,950 points)

    That is not reproducing itself, those are simply all the support files it installs. They're supposed to all get deleted when you delete the app, but that doesn't always happen perfectly. The app is junk, but it's not a virus.

  • 17. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    aditya831 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

         I've looked at the files and I've had my uncle who is a programmer look at the files whent I still had it downoaded to see if it was a virus and we can surely say that those are not support files. What credibility do you have on this matter anyway?

  • 18. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    OK, no offense to you or your programmer uncle, but not everyone is savvy enough to look at a file and know it's a virus or not.  Come on, you expect us to believe you looked at a few (maybe text based) .plist files and knew it was a virus?  From what?  How?

     

    Let me clue you in on some basic stuff.  A program can be classified as a virus IF that program does or behaves in certain ways that make it a virus.  It has nothing to do with replication it has nothing to do with data destruction, it does however have to do with whether or not it's been classified as that.  For example, I can write a program that takes all your personal files in your Documents folders and removes the extension off of the file.  However, unless an AntiVirus company decides to classify my program as a virus, neither you nor your programmer uncle will be able to look at the binary file and know it's a virus or classify it as that.

     

    So, unless you're going to tell us that you and your programmer uncle actually took the binary files for MacKeeper, decompiled them and looked at the root code of it to know exactly what it was doing and then decided to classify it as a virus, I think you're blowing smoke up our you know what.

     

    If anything, MacKeeper should be classified as an AdWare bundle and nothing more.

  • 19. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,950 points)

    What credibility do you have on this matter anyway?

     

    Well, I'd say the fact that I've been studying Mac malware for years, and have actually tested MacKeeper myself, qualifies me to comment on this. You may want to check out my web site:

     

    http://www.thesafemac.com

     

    Perhaps you can tell us exactly which files your uncle thinks make this is a virus, and why.

  • 20. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    aditya831 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Look mate, I never said that the files were malicious, I only stated that they were not support files rebutting your previous claim. I've realized that this argument is pointless, so I'm going to use one of Mark Twain's famous quotes: Never argue with a fool, they will drag you down to your level and beat you with experience. I think we're done here.

  • 21. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    bostonvaughn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Fellas

     

    Mr Reed pointed me in a direction about Aperture and i am still not thrilled with the wake up time but if there is any other ideas about the Aperture (other other wake up issues) Ithink I will move on.

     

    But I am impressed with everyones passion!!

     

    BostonVaughn

  • 22. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    aditya831 wrote:

     

    Look mate, I never said that the files were malicious, I only stated that they were not support files rebutting your previous claim. I've realized that this argument is pointless, so I'm going to use one of Mark Twain's famous quotes: Never argue with a fool, they will drag you down to your level and beat you with experience. I think we're done here.

    It's actually "their" level.

  • 23. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    aditya831 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    fail.

  • 24. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,845 points)

    Actually you fail since that is not even a Mark Twain quote, his is "Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."

  • 25. Re: why does my macbookpro take 10-15 sec to wake up?
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,950 points)

    I have to apologize that your topic has been so thoroughly manhandled. That is the danger here whenever discussing anything malware- or MacKeeper-related. There's a lot of misinformation that has to be combatted. Hopefully you're having better luck in the Aperture forum!

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