13 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2013 3:13 PM by seventy one
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Ran MacKeeper this wkend.

Virus scan of backup drive tagged hundreds of infected files on our iMac running OS 10.6.8.

MacKeeper instructs that we need to empty back up drive and perform a clean backup.

But when we went to delete all files/folders from back-up drive, Trash posts following error:

"The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code: - 8003)"

How can we clean out/emptu our Glyph GPT50 back-up drive?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by seventy one on Sep 16, 2013 7:43 AM Solved

Don't even try.   Get rid of Mackeeper.


Uninstall MacKeeper – updated « Phil Stokes


And for more advice on this subject.        Do not install MacKeeper: Apple Support Communities



Reply by seventy one on Sep 16, 2013 8:13 AM Helpful

Just picked up on your comment about a refund.  You may find this difficult.  If you google 'MacKeeper refunds' that will lead you to a variety of comments from people who have tried (and sometimes suceeded).


More reading, I'm afraid. 

Reply by seventy one on Sep 16, 2013 8:02 AM Helpful

You should not need anti virus, Tom.   Mac will generally look after itself.


Malware.  Amongst the most authoritative tips and suggestions, the following links will  help.

Thomas' Corner : Mac Malware Guide   and ...

                             Mac OS X Snow Leopard and malware detection


And yet more, this time from Klaus1.  

Viruses, Trojans, Malware - and other aspects of Internet  Security:   Apple Support Communities


Thanks for the star.

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