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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,635 points)

    I'd search for it using EasyFind. Enter "MacKeeper" and "Zeobit." Set EF to scan all files and folders, invisible, case insensitive, package contents. Search using boolean and phrase. It will probably do a more thorough job than Spotlight. If you can't "Destroy" from EF, use Reveal in Finder to trash and authenticate from there.

     

    http://www.devon-technologies.com/download/index.html

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,415 points)

    I heard yesterday that it also installs a unix program called "wine" so you might want to search for that, as well.  Also open your keychain and delete any zeobit passwords.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,635 points)

    I'd been speaking to someone last week who thought he'd removed everything, but kept getting a persistent zeobit cookie in Safari; he'd delete it only to see it return. I'm wondering if you notice this?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,045 points)
    Re: Mac Users on Moparts...R U getting Zeobit Pop-up here? [Re: jrwoodjoe]
       #6747227 - Tue Jul 26 2011 07:48 AM 

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2786697?start=0&tstart=0

    Its some shady company that figgered out away around the safari pop-up blocker.. there are tips in that thread on how to fix it.

    http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=6747142&Main=67470 92

     

    MacKeeper (version 1.0.2) is making my machine dog slow. Be aware that every function that this piece of software performs is done under wine (its all done in Windows emulation mode). This is actually a windows application running under a Windows virtual machine. The Real-time protection is unusable on a laptop and its painful on a dual quad core desktop because any code that you run and (especially) anything that you download gets slowed down because it all has to go thru this emulation process. If you don’t believe me, try the demo and watch the 4 wine processes and the wineserver with the activity monitor when you turn on real-time protection.

    http://forums.macworld.com/index.php?/topic/129627-mackeeper-096/

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,635 points)

    Truly unbelievable slime!

     

    MacKeeper

     

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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,045 points)

    I'm immune with PPC Macs, sometimes life is great once Apple quits supporting things!

     

    I mean I do have an Intel iMac, but it mostly runs versions of OSX that knows better what I don't want to do than what I want to do!

     

    Many well respected helpers here write it off to you can't teach an old dog new tricks... well this old dog can learn new tricks, he's just thinking Rollover & play dead in the middle of the Freeway isn't all that good of a trick to take up!

     

    I think whoever's in charge of this outfit gets bored since they don't really need to do any work on a computer other than "Where's the Corporate Jet", and that Colors actually bother them.

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  • KerynLilacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HEY ALLAN! I also love your Hobbes!! How can i get one???  :O  Calvin rocks

  • Peter Bannon Level 6 Level 6 (10,085 points)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    I'd search for it using EasyFind. Enter "MacKeeper" and "Zeobit."

    WZZZ

     

    Thank you. Excellent suggestion. Downloaded EasyFind and so far found nothing else connected to MacKeeper or zeobit. Will keep searching --- like this little app.

     

    I think I got off easy since I bailed immediately after first opening the download of MacKeeper and letting it do its little "scan." Never provided any information etc. One thing EasyFind found was MacKeeper.plist in the crash logs. I gues I broke it with a quick bail.

     

    Thanks agan.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,635 points)

    You're welcome. EasyFind is great. Learned about it from BDAqua when I first arrived here. Puts "Spitlite" to shame. Did you check for "wine," using EF? And have a look in the Keychain. Would be interested to know if you're seeing any persistent zeobit cookies?

  • Peter Bannon Level 6 Level 6 (10,085 points)

    WZZZ wrote:

    EasyFind is great. Learned about it from BDAqua when I first arrived here.

    Should have known  --- BDA knows all the good ones.

     

     

    WZZZ wrote:

    Did you check for "wine," using EF? And have a look in the Keychain. Would be interested to know if you're seeing any persistent zeobit cookies?

    Yes, checked for "wine" and anything "MacKeeper". Only thing I found was some MacKeeper crash log files.

    Nothing in Keychain, but that was a good suggestion.

     

    Thanks again.

  • albert129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've experienced **** after I've installed MacKeeper a month ago thinking that it was a genuine Apple software until my son told me that it was not. My computer speed was reduced to half and stalled all the time. I've finally managed to uninstall it today after researching on the internet. What I did was to locate the file and dragged it to trash and deleted it. It cleared over 1000 items. Now my computer has resumed to it's original state. So please DON'T ever install it into your computer for your own sake.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,635 points)

    >It cleared over 1000 items.

     

    Please explain. Where did you see those? What were they? How did you know they were being cleared? Hard to understand what you mean as I know it doesn't install 1,000 items.

  • KerynLilacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm glad you were able to get rid of it. It seems to create lots and lots of files in your mac that don't do anything - but effectively fill up your drive. It's a vile program and should be forcibly taken off the market!!

  • KerynLilacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd like to know that too ... I'm assuming he was running something like AppTrap ... that grabbed all the related files ...?

  • albert129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't ever attempt to install this program into your computer cause it would cause considerable damage. Speaking as an experienced victim.

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