I am concerned about this app named "MacKeeper". It's very weird, and I'm not 100% sure it's legitimate. Is it real or a scam? Here's a screenshot:
Is this app real or a scam? People here on Apple Support Communities think MacKeeper is a scam and they tell you that you must uninstall it now. MacKeeper displays a lot of distracting popups and notifications, and for doing almost anything requires you pay for the registered version.
Message was edited by: Brandon Sky
It is a legitimate program available in the Mac App store. It gets a bad press fro a number of reasons;
-it got confused with MacDefender, a trojan malware,
-because fanboys are reistant to anything that suggest Macs are susceptible to malware.
-herd mentality, ie repeat something often enough and people will think there is something to it, like 'repair permissions' used to be an often recommended cure for everything, though you don't hear that so much anymore.
-unsophisticated marketing by the developers made it smell suspicious.
The following link offers some balanced information about it.