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  • Preditor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thomas Reed.

     

    1st i do not think i have made fun of spelling ever. It has always been my assertion that if you can correct the word then you must have understood and intelligence is understanding the message not the spelling.

    I think anyone can tell i dont care about spelling or even syntax in my post.

     

    2nd even apple puts unneccessary files on a device. Its called BloatWare. Also i do not believe apple or mackeeper is correct about junk files and when my mackeeper finds these files THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE.

    Maybe thats the problem

     

     

    YOU SAID:

    "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."


    Why would i care what those post say if i have the software myself. Though i have read about 30-40 threads on this only about 10% actually have a well defined reason for disliking it.

     

     

    YOU Said:

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    Well, you're wrong. By my current count, there are 39, and that's not yet counting the newClapzok proof-of-concept virus that appeared two days ago. See:

     

    Wow, Thats amazing. I'm so impressed that your number was 9 more than my guess. NOT ONE of those have shut down a mac. or impeded a program from running.

     

    You Said:

    "" 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. ""

     

    If you do not know that malware exist or you have not seen it, then why would it be a problem? I cant see why. Maybe you can explain how something that never effects me is a problem?

     

     

    There comes a point when you have been using something so long that you know enough to beable to discern what is a real threat and what is not. I pay attention to real threats and not manufactured problems that NEVER EFFECT ME.

     

    People can always point out why something is bad or why you should hate or dislike something. That is the easiest thing in the world to do. We are trained to think that makes us smart. It does not. What makes us smart is how we capitalize on the good in life no matter how small. It is a good thing that i can uninstall programs fully all at once without going to different folders to remove the left overs. That is why i like Mac Keeper.

     

    Any *** can complain or slander or tell you whats wrong. It takes a smart person to assess the good and use that to improve things. Everyone goes negutive but somepeople live by it. i.e. The GOP, TV Networks and the Media. I would add every forum on the web also.

     

    So what do you find good about the program since nothing in it has shutdown a mac?

     

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  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,460 points)

    when my mackeeper finds these files THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE.

     

    That's because you already bought it.

     

    Why would i care what those post say if i have the software myself.

     

    I don't care. That's not my business. If you like it, fine. However, you are trying to influence others with your opinions of the program at the same time that you are criticizing us for doing the same thing.

     

    I'm so impressed that your number was 9 more than my guess. NOT ONE of those have shut down a mac. or impeded a program from running.

     

    You were off by 25%. That's a not insignificant amount, and it's demonstrative of the fact that what you are stating as fact is not accurate.

     

    As to whether these have impeded a program from running, you're wrong again. Just to name one example, Flashback caused Safari to crash on opening, every time, in many cases. Other malware did far worse things than simply making things not work.

     

    If you do not know that malware exist or you have not seen it, then why would it be a problem? I cant see why. Maybe you can explain how something that never effects me is a problem?

     

    You don't have a problem with a malicious hacker redirecting you to phishing sites, logging your keystrokes, uploading files from your hard drive to a malicious server, capturing all your network transactions, etc? These are all things that malware may do, and you may never know about it. As far as most people would say, those things are far worse than making a program, or even the whole computer, crash.

     

    So what do you find good about the program since nothing in it has shutdown a mac?

     

    What do I find good about MacKeeper? Its anti-virus engine is actually pretty good. When I tested it in January, it caught 95% of my samples, and 98% if I eliminated extinct malware from the sample set. That's because it's using the Avira engine, which is developed by anti-virus professionals. (Prior to this change, their anti-virus engine stank... badly.)

     

    Beyond that, its functions are largely unnecessary or can be duplicated by free or cheaper software. (Even the Avira anti-virus engine is free.) Its "cleaning" functions are frankly scareware, and have been known to damage systems in the past. The developers have used outright fraudulent advertising techniques in the past. They have even tried to pay me to express a different opinion publicly.

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)

    >>I have used MacKeeper for 8 years with no problem.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackeeper

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeobit

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

    ZeoBIT LLC was incorporated in September 2009 in the US State of California.

    That must mean it's now 2017.

  • Preditor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is the day i switched from a 500gb hard drive to a 1 tb hard drive.

    Wiki can be edited by anyone.

     

     

     

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  • Preditor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thomas Reed

     

    You Said:

    You don't have a problem with a malicious hacker redirecting you to phishing sites, logging your keystrokes, uploading files from your hard drive to a malicious server, capturing all your network transactions, etc? These are all things that malware may do, and you may never know about it. As far as most people would say, those things are far worse than making a program, or even the whole computer, crash.

     

    None of this has ever happened. two words Little Snitch google it an download. Dont forget 600gigs of software. Just because others dont know these programs which are not on the app store is not my problem.

     

    Its like people who try to knock verizon's services cause they cant afford them. Peoples inability to know or afford is not a reason to say something is not good and most of the post on mackeeper are like that.

     

     

    My quam is not that i am a mac keeper cheerleader. I am just against non researched opinions. People read 5 pages and thing they know something. They dont. Until you are in the water you dont know how it feels.

    I am certified in fcp but it ***** now but will i come out here and say you cant do pro work with it? NO

    I just dont like it and that does not make FCP a bad program.

     

    MacKeeper is a useful program period. Have you ever once thought that your experience with mackeeper is bad cause you expect the free version to work like the paid version. What it cost is so nominal i dont even remember what i paid. But i would guess less thn 100.

     

    People should educate themselves and stop repeating what they hear or read. most of the opinions on the web are not credible. you can even put mine in that category if you like. But i am not paid by who ever makes MacKeeper and i would do the same defence of mac, adobe, maxon, autocad, smoke, panasonic, sony, red, samsung, motorola, verizon, dodge, range rover, ecco, duluth trading or any of the products i have had GREAT results with.

     

    No everyone does not have the same experience but in most cases its because they dont know what they are doing or how to use what they have.

     

    MOTTO:

     

    It is more important to do what you can with what you have, than it is to talk about what you could do with what you dont have.

     

    Motto 2:

    Knowledge plus action = wisdom.

     

    Stolen Motto:

    Its not that i am smarter than you its just that i stick with the problem longer.

     

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  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)

    Preditor wrote:

     

    This is the day i switched from a 500gb hard drive to a 1 tb hard drive.

    OK, I can accept that, but I don't understand what point you are making? You've used it since Aug 2011? That's quite a bit less than 8 years.

     

    I downloaded MacKeeper 1.0 on Jan 18, 2011. I also spoke with their Tech Support desk at length shortly after that as they are located about a mile from my home and I needed to understand more about their anti-virus module to solve a conflict I was troubleshooting. I also spent some time talking to the CEO about a variety of subjects at Macworld 2012.

    Preditor wrote:

     

    Wiki can be edited by anyone...

    But the Better Business Bureau records cannot: ZeoBIT, LLC and now they are into Cloud computing.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,460 points)

    None of this has ever happened. two words Little Snitch google it an download.

     

    I'm not sure why you believe that such things have never happened. Consider RSPlug, aka DNS Changer, which infected large numbers of people and stole financial account information through phishing via browser redirects. That's just one example. I will refer you once again to the Mac Malware Catalog I mentioned earlier.

     

    Little Snitch is certainly not any kind of guarantee. Some malware has been known to disable Little Snitch once installed.

     

    Have you ever once thought that your experience with mackeeper is bad cause you expect the free version to work like the paid version.

     

    I have actually tested both, and there's really no difference, except that there are a lot of disabled features in the trial version.

  • Preditor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MadMacs

     

    MacKeeper was on the 500gb drive for years before that. You attempted to quote Wiki as if it was fact but that screen shot shows you that the wiki was wrong. Now you are trying to say that that date on my machine is where i started. THATS INCORRECT LOGIC. It is an attempt at spin though.

     

    I do not remember my G5 Dual 1.8 ppc being without MacKeeper. So now you can look up when the G5 was made and discontinued.  Cause Thats where i started using MacKeeper( 2-4 months after i bought a BRAND NEW G5 is when i started using it)

     

    I have no idea who was the 1st developer but It was on my G5 which is still being used by my son.

     

     

    Thomas Reed

     

    You Said:

    I'm not sure why you believe that such things have never happened. Consider RSPlug, aka DNS Changer, which infected large numbers of people and stole financial account information through phishing via browser redirects. That's just one example. I will refer you once again to the Mac Malware Catalog I mentioned earlier.

     

     

    There was a sunami in india that killed a bunch of innocent people but i wasn't there. So no the sunami did not effect me. When the tornados hit OKC i wasn't there so again this did not effect me. All of the things you put into that paragraph may have happened to a lot of macs but it has not ever happened to mine. So no they do not effect me.

    I fell off a jib that was 10ft in the air and broke a table on the way down. I twisted my ancle in the process. Did that effect you? NO. Are you taking precaustions to use a larger jib now? NO, you are not. Why? Cause you didn't fall off a jib.

     

     

    You Said:

    Little Snitch is certainly not any kind of guarantee. Some malware has been known to disable Little Snitch once installed.

     

     

    I will bet money that until i said "Little Snitch" you had never heard of it. Yet here we are again with you having been introduced to Little Snitch just yesterday and now you want to give an oppinion on its effectiveness without ever using it. You read how many post on Little Snitch in 24hrs?

     

    Unqualified critique AGAIN.

     

    Everytime i open mackeeper i have to ok connection with little snitch. It has not allowed any connections i did not ok including Adobe and Apple itself.

    But your 24hrs of reading is suppose to be a contradiction to my 1 year of use with the software. No. I doubt that you have used it due to your paranoid thoughts on malware and viruses. Fear can only stop you from experimenting and no experimentation means that you really are guessing.

     

    You may know a lot about apples but that does not mean that you know about oranges also.


    I have problems with my mac account and sometimes the resouces available on my towers. But nothing has effected my machines accept harware failures of drives and video cards. FCP and compressor however, gave me the screen of death 3-4x before i figured out it did not have all of its components and the fix was a reinstall.

     

    Now if i had just seen that screen of death and then removed FCP and the screen of death stopped. I could have developed a negutive opinion and said that Apple's FCP make my computer crash and its a bad program for mac. But didn't I did further research and trials to find the exact problem which took several tries.

     

    Stolen Motto:

    Its not that i am smarter than you its just that i stick with the problem longer.

    Most people do not pine for the long process of finding the solution. I do.

     

    Does this mean i am all gunho to go out there and do anything with my system? NO. It just means that i would rather find out for myself if i can not find any consistent reviews and i can not verify those reviews with my collegues WHO ACTUALLY HAVE USED IT. Still even then, i will see for myself within reason instead of believing talking points that are random and often PAID.

    Maybe its because i have more than a few systems to try it on and i can experiment without it effecting my edit bays.

     

    This is not about MacKeeper as much as it is about people reading what someone else wrote without any experience with actually using the software they say is bad.


  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (11,400 points)

    I really cannot inderstand why you are pursuing this argument.    You are being unduly critical of two well regarded contributors and appear to be totally oblivious to the experience both they and many others have experienced.

     

    Go to 'More like this' and you can read all night about the trials and tribulations of MacKeeper users.

     

    Then come back and apologise.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,260 points)

    Preditor wrote:

     

     

    I do not remember my G5 Dual 1.8 ppc being without MacKeeper. So now you can look up when the G5 was made and discontinued.  Cause Thats where i started using MacKeeper( 2-4 months after i bought a BRAND NEW G5 is when i started using it)

    No you did not.

     

    Development[edit]

    The first beta-version of MacKeeper 0.8 was released on May 13, 2010, the second release on October 26, 2010. The MacKeeper 2012 version was released on January 30, 2012 at Macworld – iWorld in San Francisco, California. MacKeeper 2.0. included updates in security, data control, cleaning and optimization features.[2]

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (11,400 points)

    Hi Csound. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,260 points)

    Hey, any nearer to that castle yet

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (11,400 points)

    Sadly no.   I can whizz past it in the car, but that's about all.   You don't have any Yankee dollars to spare, do you?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,260 points)

    My Sister (the one who lives in Maidstone) calls it silly money as its value is quite low now, so, can you spare a fiver?

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