11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2011 5:29 PM by Mac OS 9000
Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

It claims that it will clean up your Mac....by installing more stuff. There are a bunch of discussions about it with a bunch of complaints about MacKeeper as well as dishonest "representatives".

 

I tested it on the chat, and the representative had horrible English:

 

Lex:

 

Hello! How can I help you?

 

You:

 

Hi on the Apple forums everyone said that MacKeeper was a trojan. 5 people were complaining about corrupted hard drives from it.      ##The complaints weren't actually about corrupted hard drives but other stuff.

 

You:

 

Is it safe?

 

Lex:

 

Yes it's safe.

 

You:

 

So are the complaints fake?

 

Lex:

 

Some users are muddling it with MacDefender and MacProtector viruses     ##Those are trojans, not viruses...

 

You:

 

Maybe, but Idk I'm afraid to download it.

 

You:

 

Does it run stuff in the background?

 

Lex:

 

Yes if antivirus is turned on

 

You:

 

idk it seems like there are a million complaints, and "Is MacKeeper a trojan" is a top Google search

 

You:

 

The first 20 results say "yes"

 

Lex:

 

What can I tell you... This is wrong opinion     ##Bad grammar

 

Lex:

 

If you know how to use Mac this software if for you     ##Even worse grammar, sounds like a scam salesman

 

Lex:

 

People are trying to drag app from Dock to trash to uninstall, can't do so and say it's trojan     ##Wow

 

You:

 

Are you using Google Translate to translate to English?

 

The horrible English makes the whole thing sound like a scam too. These guys are just saying that it's not a trojan. By the way, it took that guy forever to respond to each question.


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