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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)

    Click on the camera icon>browse>select the screenshot and insert.

  • laverne's mom Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)

    Screen shot 2011-05-21 at 6.35.40 PM.png

     

    Message was edited by: laverne's mom did it.  learned something new.  thank you

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,615 points)

    Well, if I see even one red marker for a web address - even though there may be some green ones - I prefer to be cautious: 1 red wins.

     

    As for your question re. screenshots, see the camera above  my typing "for a web..."?

     

    Screen Shot 2011-05-21 at 3.41.39 PM.png

     

    Click on it and then browse to your picture.....

     

    Edit: neither of your replies were there when I started this...... Apple servers lagging??

  • laverne's mom Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)

    Got it.  Thank you.  I also stay away from all red buttons.  I am too prone to panic to experiment.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)

    Found this one for "MacKeeper 911 for your Mac." Went directly to the site. Using NoScript, I don't have JavaScript enabled for the site, so it couldn't try to bite me if it wanted to. I think it could be a redirect. Note: this is for ldr.zeobit.com, not zeobit.com.

     

    For anyone who's interested, here's the link written out so it won't parse; it's not live. For extra safety if you want to go there, just turn JavaScript off in your browser. And, obviously, don't download anything.

     

    But, I don't have the feeling it's the Trojan; perhaps just a bad site using the MacKeeper name. Having a site up is not the modus operandi of the Trojan we've been seeing.

     

     

    ldr.zeobitdotcom/landings/17/index.php?affid=mzb_6495733774&&userDefiner=mzb_229 7&installer=&trt=2&gclid=CKHqyIaS-qgCFYXc4AodJ3_0Tg&/paramss=sbbY3667rq2elZelsJj a39CYnLHnwsfN2szRzNOrqpLSzdzU0sreztOl&gclid=CKHqyIaS-qgCFYXc4AodJ3_0Tg

     

    Screen shot 2011-05-21 at 7.01.23 PM.png

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)

    I'm not sure what this thing is. Maybe not a redirect. I'm seeing ldr.zeobit.com coming up in searches with text associated with the "legitimate" (legitimate according to WOT) zeobit.com.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,615 points)

    Thanks for doing all this checking; as I understand it, MacKeeper is worthless software irregardless of whether this particular site is legit or questionable - do I have that right?

     

    And, it may or may not have something to do with the trojan; but I find it curious to say the least that their offices would be in the Ukraine (!!) and I heard about them about the same time the trojan appeared. Quite a coincidence, I'd say...

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)

    Offices in CA and Ukraine: Yes, that one is a bit strange. Makes one wonder if the CA one is just a front. Some very bad reviews at MacUpdate about spammng and popups. The dev claims it's available at the App Store? I won't go near the App Store to check. If it's as bad as some of the reviews claim, that confirms my original view, when the App Store was forced on us, about the inadequacy of the vetting process. I don't have any first hand knowledge of it, nor do I intend to acquire any.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,615 points)

    Well, since I won't go near the App Store either.......

     

    My recommendation will be to stay away from it until I hear/see proof otherwise...

  • aafearn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why do I keep receiving email when someone comments on this site when all my "email preferences" are set at no, no, no..... and yet I keep receiving emails! 

  • iGary Level 4 Level 4 (1,565 points)

    You are right about that software. Stay away.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)

    aafearn wrote:

     

    Why do I keep receiving email when someone comments on this site when all my "email preferences" are set at no, no, no..... and yet I keep receiving emails! 

    Post this question here.

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,225 points)

    WZZZ wrote:

    The dev claims it's available at the App Store? I won't go near the App Store to check. If it's as bad as some of the reviews claim, that confirms my original view, when the App Store was forced on us, about the inadequacy of the vetting process.

    There is no mention of MacKeeper at the Mac App Store, nor any reference to it being there at the developer's site that I can find.

     

    It seems like most of the negative reviews allege the positive reviews are mostly paid testimonials, complain that its features mostly duplicate those already available in OS X, & things like that. There doesn't seem to be any credible evidence that it does anything bad. For some Mac users it might be worth the price for the included 24/7 toll free support feature, but probably not for many.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,670 points)

    >>RC-R Wrote:There is no mention of MacKeeper at the Mac App Store, nor any reference to it being there at the developer's site that I can find.

     

    I think I came across that one in the comments section of MacUpdate (or maybe one of the other update sites, or somewhere) from the dev (alleged) replying to some hostile criticism. I think the dev might have meant Apple Downloads, where programs were never vetted by Apple. Although, I'm certain he said "App Store."

     

    My feeling about this thing is, even if it's not inherently harmful or malware, who needs it? Onyx is free and if you can wreck your computer with a free program like Onyx (I don't think Onyx is inherently harmful; it's just another tool, but it needs to be used carefully), then why pay $40 for one to do that?

     

    I think they are appealing to people who are, understandably, threatened by the complexity of a computer and falsely made to feel that things will spin out of control fast if they don't use some completely unnecessary idiot proof program for maintenance.

     

    Here it is on Apple Downloads.

     

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/mackeeper.html

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,225 points)

    WZZZ wrote:

    I think I came across that one in the comments section of MacUpdate (or maybe one of the other update sites, or somewhere) from the dev (alleged) replying to some hostile criticism.

    I think the comment was about http://www.macdefender.org/index.html, made by mac_defender in the Heads Up/Warning Mac Defender discussion here in ASC.