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MacKeeper worth it or scam?


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Hi, I was wondering if the app MacKeeper is worth it, or is it just a rip off. I have the demo installed on my computer and it lists multiple threats to my hard drive and software. My MacBook Pro has been running fluently. I was just wondering if it is worth it to purchase the full version of MacKeeper.

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No. Not only is it unnecessary, I've heard very negative reviews about it from multiple sources.

Macs don't need the kind of Maintenance PC's do. As long as you don't have your hard drive nearly full, and run the occasional repairs in Disk Utility, you should be just fine.

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As MacDude121 has pointed out there are bad reviews out there for this crap piece of code.
Have a read of this thread where i have written about MacKeeper. Heed our warnings !!!

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Read this and you be the judge:-


MacKeeper swindling its customers. Alternatives readily available.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I installed this on my daughter's Mac Mini when we had major problems...it wasn't worth a tap and got wiped when we did a full re-install. It saved the square root of nothing HD space-wise and confused the issue no end.

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People who bought this item also looked at Magic Beans and a "Dung to Gold" formula.

The trouble with letting people like me loose on the interweb with a debit card is that I now have the latest Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320 HDD and OS X 10.6.5 all wired up to a 70" LED screen ...... And not the faintest idea of how to use it.
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People who bought this item also looked at Magic Beans and a "Dung to Gold" formula.
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Cheers for the good laugh mate!!
LOL at the Dung to Gold....That was probably developed by the MACkeeper company as well for sale.

Maybe they should switch over and work on a Windowskeeper program they need more help than MAC users...
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Cheers for the good laugh mate!!
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LOL at the Dung to Gold....That was probably developed by the MACkeeper company as well for sale.

Maybe they should switch over and work on a Windowskeeper program they need more help than MAC users...
Just like MACkeeper's marketing strategy...Sell Ice to Eskimos!
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