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Question: MacKeeper tells me I have a virus. Is this true?

MacKeeper tells me I have this problem:

  • Virus Name: Tapsnake; CronDNS; Dubfishicv
  • User uploaded fileRisk: HIGH
  • User uploaded fileInfected Files: /os/apps/hidden/os-component/X/snake.icv; /os/local/conf/keyboard/retype.icv...

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Mar 11, 2018 5:02 PM in response to KathBP In response to KathBP

Do not install MacKeeper (and how to uninstall it if you have):

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-6221


How to uninsrall it:


http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/


It contains a major security flaw, recently noted:


http://www.macnn.com/articles/15/05/08/contentious.utility.ignored.apple.guideli nes.created.zero.day.exploit.128538/


There is currently a class-action against MacKeeper:


http://www.macworld.com/article/2927032/ads-for-mackeeper-refunds-will-run-on-fa cebook.html#tk.nl_mwbest


(Please note that references to the original developers, Zeobit, also now refer to Kromtech Alliance Corp, who acquired MacKeeper and PCKeeper from ZeoBit LLC in early 2013.) And in that context the foregoing also applies to their latest offerings,Advnced MacKeeper, AdwareBuster and AdvancedMacCleaner ,which were quickly found to not identify much of the adware around.

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