MacKeeper – Friend or Foe?

Ah MacKeeper. You keep me in business all year around MacKeeper Logo

First things first, DO NOT INSTALL MACKEEPER!

Why?

MacKeeper masquerades as an antivirus/anti-spyware/anti-adware/“make your Mac super bad-ass fast” app.
But, as you can imagine, it does an entire total of 0 of the above.

It is a virus? No.
Does it add any value to your Mac? No.
Does it do any harm to your Mac? Officially-unofficially No.

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So why do so many people install it then?

Well it’s very clever in the way it presents itself as a healthy app for your mac, making it faster and whatnot.
And any unassuming casual web surfer that comes across the various forms of its ads, wouldn’t hesitate at all to install.

The installation itself is perfectly normal, but once installed, users may experience a few different symptoms, including:

Advertising banners forced on web pages that you are visiting.
Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge (Thanks to MacKeeper’s very special affiliates program)

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What do you do if you did indeed install MacKeeper?

There is nothing wrong with simply deleting the app out of your applications folder.
Open your Finder, Open Application in your sidebar to the left. Find MacKeeper, right-click and choose Move to Trash. Then Empty the Trash.
It will however leave a few files behind in some deep and dark root and system libraries.

Therefore my recommended method is to simply download the uber-awesome Adware Medic, and let it take care of MacKeeper once and for all.

I personally use CleanMyMac3 which takes care of any app uninstallation needs that arise.

Of course, if you still don’t come right, or find yourself with a few other Mac woes, chat to us at Apple Domination Consulting, where your Apples are our business.
Ask us about our Remote MacKeeper removal services on +27 79 882 3109 or drop me an email

Ciao Ciao for now
Lee

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