MacKeeper

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Bud Carlson
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MacKeeper

Post by Bud Carlson » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:21 am

A MacKeeper add came on my screen about three hours ago and they keep harassing me. I have shut down many times and when I go back on line they take over my screen again and they insist that I subscribe to their to their Mac computer cleaner. I have to send them a message and they will not accept it. My screen is blocked right now and I can't open my tool bar and go where I want. This MacKeeper program is from Kromtech.

Going crazy



LordDragon
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by LordDragon » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:15 pm

MacKeeper has been identified by legitimate sources in the Macintosh community as malware and the clams on it's webpage about the awards it has won are fraudulent.
Mac's can get virus', and trojans and security hacks and exploits like any Windows OS, MacOS is BSD Unix with a coat of gloss which will not protect anything if you don't use your own common sense to start with in the first place.

COLUMBIA100
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by COLUMBIA100 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:49 pm

I downloaded MacKeeper because it sounded like a good thing. However, it gradually slowed down my computer and eventually froze it. When I uninstalled it and deleted it from my downloads, my computer was back to normal.

Guest

RE: MacKeeper

Post by Guest » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:21 pm

<quote user="ronnie770">
Does anybody know how to get rid of Mackeeper completely? I've pretty much tried EVERYTHING but i am still getting those annoying popups! :@
[/quote]

malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-mackeeper-popup-virus/
applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/

A440
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by A440 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:57 am

You really need to quit opening files that are either unsigned or are from undocumented resources (bit torrent, etc.), also check up on software before you install it. The Chinese have now created new malware hacks for OSX and it is only a matter of time before that capability leeches out into the rest of the world.

I will not try anything before I have read something reliable on it and I'm running 10.9.5.

MysteryFCM
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by MysteryFCM » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:05 am

<quote user="a440">
You really need to quit opening files that are either unsigned or are from undocumented resources (bit torrent, etc.), also check up on software before you install it. The Chinese have now created new malware hacks for OSX and it is only a matter of time before that capability leeches out into the rest of the world.

I will not try anything before I have read something reliable on it and I'm running 10.9.5.
[/quote]

FYI, 90% of adware is now signed, as is quite a bit of malware ;o) (it's not been a sign of trust for at least 12 months)

hotdoge3
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by hotdoge3 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:50 am

http://www.amazon.com/MACKEEPER-MAC-10-3-9-OR-LATERUB/product-reviews/B004W4VJAU

http://www.imore.com/avoid-mackeeper

What 'MacKeeper' is and why you should avoid it.
he requested a refund — and after a time got one, fortunately.

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3691 (Do not install MacKeeper)

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacKeeper
In January 2014 a class action lawsuit was filed against Zeobit in Illinois.

Brothers
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by Brothers » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:09 am

Avoid Mackeeper... MALWARE.

A440
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RE: MacKeeper

Post by A440 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:50 pm

<quote user="mysteryfcm">
FYI, 90% of adware is now signed, as is quite a bit of malware ;o) (it's not been a sign of trust for at least 12 months)[/quote]
Crap. Figures . . . well at least I read up on anything I need first.
I know for a fact that the PRC Government has been fostering some things for OSX that facilitate spying but they may only target machines that have selected Chinese as an input method, still I am more cautious nowadays.

Pygmypop
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RE: MacKeeper - Run very fast

Post by Pygmypop » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:35 am

It got on my computer and shut down my CD burner, brought malware in the form of text fields overlaid on dialog boxes to redirect any other connection you might try to make and then instead of protecting my computer it brought other malware and soon there was nothing i could surf to that wasn't turned into casinos or other ads.

Would I recommend it, not on your life!

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