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  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,470 points)

    Three or so years ago my current iMac had slowed to nearly unusable. This is when I found MacKeeper, when I first installed it I ran thru the cleanup processes and my iMac was usable again.

     

    Sometimes, files in a Mac's cache can become corrupt, and that can cause all kinds of issues, including performance problems. Although "cleaning" caches is not a good idea on a regular basis, in this case MacKeeper probably helped because of that corruption. Of course, you paid Zeobit money to do something you could have easily done yourself, either by manually deleting some things or by using a number of free alternatives.

     

    This is the unfortunate aspect of MacKeeper... as they say, "every now and then, even a blind squirrel will find a nut."

  • jaymefromsalt lake Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been a Mac Tech for over 12 years now and MacKeeper is Malware and not a legit program, and yes Mac's don't get viruses, ONLY viruses I've ever seen in these 12 years were in OS 9. PC users have the worst herd mentality there is. Oh and my wife owns a PC and it has gotten viruses. My G4 Mirror Doors and now Mac Pro I've had since 2010, not a single virus.

  • erickmnl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It has been 7 yrs since I made the big shift from a PC to a Mac and I haven't had any problems since. My white macbook is still being used by my wife at present without any hitches. I don't know how I was suckered into trying this MacKeeper crapshoot and boy, did I regret it! I have been able to uninstall it but am still noticing quite a slowdown with my Macbook Pro. I have been wanting to uninstall it for quite sometime now to no avail. Luckily, I found this forum that had links to how to uninstall MacKeeper. I am not a techie, nor am I a hater/cult member. But whoever says that MacKeeper works must be either extremely lucky or highly compensated!

  • robdunlop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It works for me. Love it.  Have had it on both my macpro and iMac.  Simple to use.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,470 points)

    Dynamite is simple to use, too. Light the fuse and it does the rest. What could go wrong?

  • bentkitty100 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Hmm, I haven't the faintest idea...

  • Eric Nelson2 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Here's a search of the app store for mackeeper.

    Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 7.56.58 PM.png

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,470 points)

    MacKeeper 911 was removed from the App Store some time ago.

  • reillz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This thread is hilarious. Why are so many people entertaining the obviously fake "pro" MacKeeper posts?

     

    Who honestly logs onto a forum to write positive reviews of anti virus software? Only the bottom of the bucket "click on pr0n website banners and download that file" group of people would require proper anti virus software.

     

    For the most part its not needed if you are not ********. Why would the computer illiterate waste their time with the effort of writing a positive review of some garbage software?

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8 (35,500 points)

    Why are so many people entertaining the obviously fake "pro" MacKeeper posts?

    It's not fun, but if no one ever contradicts such posts, then users who don't know anything about it would only read positive posts, buy it, and then find out they've been taken. Remember, there are always new users who know little to nothing about computers, and so don't know what to avoid or believe.

     

    If you want to see hundreds of sock puppets in action, wade through the hundreds of paid for positive comments here. Currently 495 pages of at least half very obvious "glowing" reports responded to by others pointing them out.

  • nellad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wrote one of the positive to neutral posts, I post positive as well as negative, I believe it is our duty to post evenly on each side. This doesn't mean I make up posts, but I try to post on a good experience for every bad experience when they come along. Without positive posts people cannot make informed decisions. I honestly log into many sites and write reviews with positive opinions and have never been paid by anyone. After reading many of the informative posts I decided to remove MacKeeper from both of my computers. Nothing seemed to change, I upgraded to the new OS and had an issue with some functionality of Mail. While on line with a Apple tech he said "God is your computer slow" he walked me thru a couple of key sequences that reset some stuff and my MacBook much faster now and still MacKeeper free. I still work about Viruses but am not convinced MacKeeper helps with that.

  • Steve HC19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    'nuff said

     

    Full article

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/01/21/64695.htm  Quoted below

     

    "CHICAGO (CN) - A class action claims ZeoBIT defrauds customers by saying its MacKeeper software can spot performance problems on Mac computers, but labels every computer as "at risk" and in need of repair.

         Lead plaintiff Gregory Ward sued ZeoBIT, a California LLC, in Cook County Chancery Court.

         "ZeoBIT develops software that it claims will increase the speed, performance, and stability of a consumer's Macintosh personal computer by removing harmful errors, and eliminating privacy and security threats," the complaint states.

         "Unfortunately, as described more fully herein, ZeoBIT uses a common deceptive scheme to trick consumers into purchasing its MacKeeper software, which ultimately fails to deliver the utility ZeoBIT promises."

  • nellad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe Squirrels use their sense of smell to find nuts.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,755 points)

    About time. Very cool. Hope they win big time and maybe put them out of business.

  • Eric Nelson2 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I use the speedtest.net site as well as their ios app and noticed that, if you have adblock turned off, they have ads for MacKeeper prominently displayed. 

     

    I wrote them to let them know about the product they are getting ad dollars from (I assume) and linked to this discussion and they replied:

    "Unfortunately, there seems to be confusion between MacKeeper (a legit app) and MacDefender (the Mac malware purporting to be anti-virus that caused issues).

    The application advertised on Speedtest.net is legitimate, and you can find more information on Zeobit's website: http://zeobit.com/

    http://www.cultofmac.com/170522/is-mackeeper-really-a-scam/

    Thank you for your concern and patience.

    Best Regards,
    Speedtest.net Support"

    So I told them there is no confusion at all and sent them the courtnews link you provided.  We'll see how they reply to that.

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