Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)
Leaving aside whether its fake or not, These are the reasons why i think u don't need mackeeper.
1. It's costly and all its functions can be got from free apps and mackeeper is not in mac app store.
2. Mac users generally think that Mac is immune to all kinds of malware and virus, Which this software Mackeeper offers to protect ur mac from. And Yes, Mac is immune to many*.
3. Unnecessary pop up advertising of anything is fake and scam and over-marketing somehting which is of less value.
I bought mackeeper at my early days of using mac. I'm a mackeeper user, A neutral Mac user. I have found no problems with Mackeeper yet. But have to agree, It slow down ur mac when using mackeeper but that is what every app does when scanning/functioning.
That being said, Only function i find useful in mackeeper is fastCleanup. It cleans up all kinds of cache, language cutter ( i don't know what this means) but it cleans up more space all the time and I DONT LOSE any files.
Its generally a liesure software rather than any. Not Needed. It just gives u some comfort level.
It neither did harm or went to a level of protecting my mac from anything.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to RajeshMD)
No application slows down a Mac significantly. Well, none did apart from MacKeeper. In my early days of Mac (that was in the 80ies), MacKeeper did not exist, so I have some experience
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)
MacKeeper is legitimite, just unscrupulous. They are a bunch of Eastern Block dudes with unethical marketing practices. Each of the software packaged in MacKeeper can be found in similar software at macupdate.com for free. Also, they sell fear of virusus, that you need to clean, optimize, secure and protect files. What a load of balony. Mac OS X has built in utilities to repair disk & software updates for security, OS X doesn't need optimized. Today's Macs need very little maintenance Those guys at Zeobit must be making a bundle selling a software package that is really not necessary. So that's my issue and I advise my clients that it is a big waste of money.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to Brandon Sky)
Several folks mention that MacKeeper as "911" something-or-other is available on the Apple App Store. I'm not finding it under either of those names, nor does Zeobit turn up in search results. The website also has the name "Kromtech" which also isn't in the App Store. I'm supicious of anyone claiming this program is legitimate.
Recently, the MacKeeper website opens automatically when I click links on sites and to sites that are completely unrelated to that program. In other words, they are intervening in some way to force me to visit their website.
As far as I'm concerned, Zeobit, Kromtech, MacKeeper, or whatever they call themselves is malware and should be black listed.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to seventy one)
I do not believe that orbor, seventy one or half of the people here know what they are talking about at all. Its fear for fear's sake.
every program is legitamate. PavTube is legitamate but i bet no one in this thread uses it. I bet most would say that it is not legitamate because they dont use it or do not know how. THATS NOT A REASON TO SAY ITS BAD, which most of the post here sound like. These are clown post BRO.
I have used MacKeeper for 8 years with no problem. I didnt read post to figure out what it was. I used it to figure out what it was.
All of you are using macs and if a program can screw your machine up its mostly because you helped it. Macs are tanks inside and out. From the smallest kernal to the hardware itself.
Can anyone here sight a specific timeline of events that prove MacKeeper screwed you computer up? NO
Other than hardware failure there is no one program that will stop your mac from running. Yall sound like PC people who have always had to deal with problems and breaches. Now you want to ascribe your PC logic to a mac. Thats PC SYNDROME and if you have used a mac less than 5 years you still have it. Get a pill or some counseling.
I dont think that there has been over 30 viruses, trojans or malwares to ever effect the operation of a mac. and none of them stopped the mac from working AT ALL. You can go to terminal and **** up a mac but thats rare also.
I have used mac since OS9. I have used Mackeeper on 12 different macs including imac, G5's, mac pro's, mac minis, and the macbook air. On my current macpro I have a 1tb main drive and 600gigs of software. MacKeeper has been on the tower since 2008 with no problems AT ALL.
These negutive oppinions are illegitamate and unqualified. Use it dont read it. You are allowed to see for yourself. If you do not like it after some experimentation then you can be specific about your complaint other wise all of these oppinions are BULL.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to Brandon Sky)
seventy one: I do not click links to MacKeeper. As I said, I click a link on a website that has nothing to do with MacKeeper to open another site that has nothing to do with MacKeeper. A separate window for MacKeeper opens, as well as the site I was going to. This has started happening once or twice a day. They are somehow hijacking that click to open their website. It may be one particular website that I visit regularly, but I'm not sure about that. I don't know if they have infected the websites or on my computer. I'm scrubbing anything about them from my system. I am notifying the sys admins of any sites where this occurs. In any case, that constitutes infringement of my privacy, therefore I stand by "malware."
Preditor: There may have been only 1 but that doesn't mean that bad things can't be done particularly on clicking website links, which are particularly vunerable to hijacking in this way…at least from my experience.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to Brandon Sky)
Also note that my first point is that this product is not in the App Store by any of the names mentioned here. This is asserted by some as if verifies their reliability. I see no reason to believe these assertions.
ps seventy one: I also was not aware of their reputation until this morning when I got annoyed enough to search about them.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to Preditor)
First, note that I actually have tested MacKeeper, and have had a number of interactions with the company. You can see the link that I posted earlier in this topic (Beware MacKeeper) for some of that information. You should also ask yourself this question: why, on a brand-new Mac OS X system, does MacKeeper report a "critical" issue with "junk files?"
I mean, every one of those files was put there by Apple. How can they be junk? Looking through the list of "junk" files it gave me, none were actually junk. Of course, cleaning up all those "junk" files required payment... surprise, surprise.
Before you start criticizing people's opinions of MacKeeper, you should read all the information that has been posted as to why they have those opinions.
I dont think that there has been over 30 viruses, trojans or malwares to ever effect the operation of a mac. and none of them stopped the mac from working AT ALL.
Well, you're wrong. By my current count, there are 39, and that's not yet counting the new Clapzok proof-of-concept virus that appeared two days ago. See:
As to the operation, stopping the Mac from working has not been a goal of malware since the early days of malware. The really nasty stuff can infect your machine and you'll never even know it's there. We still see Flashback infections now and then, despite the fact that the malware hasn't been in distribution for more than a year at this point.
Word of advice... don't make fun of someone else's spelling when you yourself repeatedly misspell the same word, and have even misspelled your own username.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to orbor)
I run plenty of programs that are not in the app store. Apple wants you to believe that their app store makes things safe for mac. If you believe that then you will buy more from them. aka HIGHER PROFITS not better safety.
Find Smoke, C4D, Mpeg clipstream, Studiometry, Divinci Resolve, or even Adobe Creative Suite in the app store, They are not there. Now find people in the movie or broadcast industry that will say these programs are not legitamate. I am not even sure if diskwarrior is in the app store.
So what i am saying is that being in the app store means nadda / nothing other than this is what apple sells.
BTW. Google and Yahoo is spoffing your browser based on what you search. If you are signed in to google while you surf its even worse. Plus not all links are links. Some of them are ads, again based on your searches. They look like they are links to chocolatecake.com but they are ads for ask.com or netflix.
Its a browser filter or addon in most cases.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 2:22 PM (in response to orbor)
Several folks mention that MacKeeper as "911" something-or-other is available on the Apple App Store.
It used to be, but for whatever reason either Apple or ZeoBIT elected not to make it available through the AppStore a few months ago.
The website also has the name "Kromtech" which also isn't in the App Store.
Apparently they are under new management, but I don't know any more than what it says on the web site. I see they now have offices in the UK and AUS and nothing about their former Ukrainian connection.
Recently, the MacKeeper website opens automatically when I click links on sites and to sites that are completely unrelated to that program. In other words, they are intervening in some way to force me to visit their web site.
They used to be even worse, but are well known for their aggressive approach to advertising. It's possible they are using something new, so take a look at Thomas' Eliminating browser redirects and advertisements paying particular attention to any new Extensions you find in your browser.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to orbor)
I click a link on a website that has nothing to do with MacKeeper to open another site that has nothing to do with MacKeeper. A separate window for MacKeeper opens, as well as the site I was going to.
This is what's known as a "Pop-Under" which is a legitimate way to provide advertising content in most all browsers I know. It's different from a "Pop-Up" which can be blocked. Even Netflix resorts to this sort of thing. The site you click on has contracted with a third party to provide this advertising, so you need to take it up with them.
I don't see most of this because I'm using several extensions to block most all advertising. You might want to check into that.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to Brandon Sky)
Predator — Naturally, you're missing my point. OTHER people cited the presence of the application of the App Store as if it means something, not me. I trust the App Store is more than some random website, but sure they aren't perfect. In any case, it isn't on the App Store now, if it ever was.
MacMacs0 — Actually it's a "Pop-Over" not a "Pop-Under" and it's the same size as my browser window, which makes it much more annoying. I get plenty of pop-unders…yes, especially NetFlix's little window. However, I'm very confident that one of the sites (there may have been more than one) where I click the link does not have a contract with a 3rd party to provide this advertising. I have notified them. Thanks for the tip on the extensions. I'll look into them.