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pinkdora Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 23, 2011 11:58 PM
I keep getting MacKeeper come up telling me its worried about my security. Is this a safe application from Apple?
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:03 AM (in response to pinkdora)
    Welcome to the discussions.
    pinkdora wrote:
    Is this a safe application from Apple?

    MacKeeper is not from Apple:

    http://mackeeper.zeobit.com/company

     ~ Alancito
     MacBook Pro 15" 1,1, Mac OS X (10.6.7), MobileMe iLife'08 iWork'08
  • Mario Palmieri Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Jun 9, 2011 7:27 PM (in response to pinkdora)

    No, it is not from Apple and I believe it is not safe.   I had it for a while, suspected it was causing HD corruption so I uninstalled it and the HD corruption has ceased.  mapal 

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,135 points)
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    Jun 9, 2011 7:38 PM (in response to pinkdora)

    There appear to be two versions of MacKeeper floating around:

     

    One is the legit version which is, according to the posts here, not effective and unnecessary, and

     

    the other is a version of the trojan currently masquerading under several names.

     

    In either case, I would not let it near my Mac. Here is the Apple info in case it is the trojan:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4650

     

    FWIW, there are no viruses for Mac. Do not trust such silly marketing tequniques. Do not download anything unless you know what it is. And, most of all, don't install anything unless you are 1000% sure of what it is.

  • 6VWmaclover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 8:56 PM (in response to babowa)

    If you (or someone using your computer) so much as clicks on an offer for MacKeeper, you are entering the gates of computer ****. "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" or "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."

     

    After the offer was clicked on, (MacKeeper was never purchased or activated) my laptop (only 6 months old) began running slower and slower, and hotter and hotter. Safari started crashing and then Firefox was not responding. And then funny things began happening to my OS. Went to an Authorized Mac Service provider and *they* were not able to trash the program, because it infiltrates and imbeds itself in so many places. They called MacKeeper malware.

     

    I've spent two days trying to find out how to remove it and get things back to a pre-MacKeeper state. Reinstalled my OS and all of the software updates and finally, after a search and destroy mission for anything with derivatives of com.zeobit.MacKeeper, I am back to a faster and cooler running computer.

     

    Burn in Dante's Inferno forever MacKeeper!

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 9:17 PM (in response to pinkdora)

    Use the free Easy Finder and search for "zeobit" and/or MacKeeper and delete with extreme prejudice.

     

    http://download.cnet.com/EasyFind/3000-2248_4-8707.html

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