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  • albert129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When the trash was being emptied, there was an indication of number of items being deleted. The whole process took well over 20 minutes. Afterwards, I double checked by searching for MacKeeper in my HD and thnaks God it has disappeared. My computer has reagined the usual speed and it does not freeze any more. Good luck to all of you who are still facing problems with this vile program

  • frank va Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To Completely Uninstall and Remove Zeobit's MacKeeper

     

     

    Download and Install AppCleaner

    Download and Install Find Any File

     

    Run AppCleaner

    1. Click on Applications
    2. Select MacKeeper
    3. Click on Search
    4. Select all results
    5. Click on Delete

    Run Find Any File

    1. Search for zeobit
    2. Select and Delete all results (except for those already in the Trash)
    3. Search for mackeeper
    4. Select and Delete all results (except for those already in the Trash)

    Open Up Keychain Access

    1. Search for zeobit
    2. Select and Delete all results
    3. Search for mackeeper
    4. Select and Delete all results

    Secure Empty Trash

     

    Reboot

     

    Unless you perform all of these steps, you'll have remnants of Zeobit's MacKeeper app. I had installed MacKeeper several weeks ago, when I had accidentally deleted some files on my Mac -- hoping to use their "undelete" feature. This was when my nightmare began. Even after using AppCleaner to remove it, there were still some background processes that were running every 10 seconds. While probably harmless, this adds unnnecessary strain on the Mac.

     

    The key was also using Find Any File and delete any entries in the Keychain Access.

     

     

    Download Links

     

     

    I hope this helps!

    Frank

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,865 points)

    Great work Frank, thanks for the post!

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,510 points)

    frank va wrote:

     

    To Completely Uninstall and Remove Zeobit's MacKeeper

     

     

    Download and Install AppCleaner

    Download and Install Find Any File

    I am quite certain that your first step is unnecessary as it does the same thing you are doing with Find Any FIle, except it doesn't look in as many places to find things and I doubt it looks for "zeobit" by itself.

     

    It would be helpfull to know exactly what files it found and where that have not been previously listed here.

  • haroldfromchina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK.......How do we know this AppCleaner is ok. Hate to sound parinoid but don't want to double up any problems. besides I have read post on this site that said MacKeeper was alright

     

    Any reasureance?????????????

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,645 points)

    IMHO it is NOT ok. I had a copy in my sandbox for testing and it never made it out. I found so many problems with it that I ended up trashing it rather then keeping. All of its claims sounded so good but it failed to follow through on most of them. I find that for all of the applications that don't have an uninstall, I can do a much better job manually then it can.

     

    Allan

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,665 points)

    It may not be as thorough at finding things as using EasyFind or Find Any File and searching and uninstalling manually. But AFAIK it is not malware, which is what the question seems to be about. Are you suggesting it is?

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,645 points)

    No, I am not suggesting it is malware or anything like that.

     

    I guess I am a minimalist. I don't like to add anything extra to my system if the system can provide that function in an easy manner. So I alway test new applications in my sandbax first to see how they do. I also check out what they claim that theywill do against what it actually does. If it doesn't provide a signicant improvement and meet its claimed features, it never makes it out of my csandbox.

     

    I am afraid that is what happened with AppCleaner for me. So I don't have it on my system because I see no reason to have it on my system.

     

    I prefer your method of removing an application instead.

     

    I hope that clears things up.

     

    Allan

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,665 points)

    Yes, I tried AppCleaner a few years ago and found it pretty lame. I haven't tried them, but from what I hear, most of the App remover programs are.

     

    I know something about the built-in sandbox feature, but curious to know what your sandbox is. Is that just a separate test partition or volume on an external? If it's something other than that, could be useful to be know how to do that. Thanks.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,645 points)

    I have a pair of partition on one of the internal drives in my Mac Pro that I use for my sandbox.

     

    One is where I keep an install of the operating system and applications which I clone to the other partition for testing. This gives me a known starting point for any testing.

     

    To reset after a test session, I just erase the sandbox partition and clone in a fresh copy of the olther partition and start testing again.

     

    Allan

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,665 points)

    Got it. Thanks.

  • KerynLilacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MacKeeper is as close to a virus as a Mac can get. Zeobit is notorious for their tactics and unethical practices ... I have not I personally have not read any complaints about AppCleaner, and it has been recommended over, and over again by several members. Don't know if that helps, but don't believe anyone who tells you MacKeeper is okay!!

  • diegosac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try onyx.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    Sana_Paul wrote:

     

    Guys, MacKeeper is a legit app

    NO. IT ISN'T.

    Furthermore, you claim to work for the developers of MacKeeper so I don't know about that.


  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,510 points)

    stevejobsfan0123 wrote:


    NO. IT ISN'T.

    Really, then how did they get a such a huge booth at Macworld|iWorld last month?

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    Furthermore, you claim to work for the developers of MacKeeper so I don't know about that.

     

    That's true, and the office is right down the street from you at 440 N. Wolfe Rd.

     

    I'm not defending MacKeeper by any stretch of the imagination, but if Apple certifies that it's legit I have to go along with that.

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