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I've been having trouble lately with my machine.
I'm running the OS X Version 10.5.8.
I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about mackeeper.
The popups for it have darn near driven me koo-koo, but now I'm wondering if it would be a good thing to purchase.
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Sorry to be blunt, but it's garbage. All of its functions are available in freeware packages like Onyx. In short, about the only thing MacKeeper has going for it is good marketing.

Since you weren't specific about the problems you're experiencing, it's kind of hard to advise you. But I would recommend having a look at this article...

Mac-Forums Blog Mac Hardware Basic Mac Troubleshooting

...and after you've followed the steps, let us know how you made out.

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Have you tried a quick search?...here's some previous threads regarding MacKeeper:

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ios...orth-scam.html
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Thank you! Blunt and to the point was exactly what I hoped to find here.

My machine is running slower much of the time. Altogether too often it actually freezes ~~ like a pc! Then the only way I can move is to unplug it and start over. Sometimes that doesn't even work when I open a still-frozen foxfire. I know it's getting old (2 1/2 year I think), but still! I knew what to do with pcs ~ defrags and emptying junk etc, but I'm at a loss with my mac.

I'll go read that Basic Troubleshooting link. Thank you for that.
I did try to search 'mackeeper' on here but I got nothing. Obviously I'm not searching correctly.

Again, thank you both.
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Thank you! Blunt and to the point was exactly what I hoped to find here.

My machine is running slower much of the time. Altogether too often it actually freezes ~~ like a pc! Then the only way I can move is to unplug it and start over. Sometimes that doesn't even work when I open a still-frozen foxfire. I know it's getting old (2 1/2 year I think), but still! I knew what to do with pcs ~ defrags and emptying junk etc, but I'm at a loss with my mac.

I'll go read that Basic Troubleshooting link. Thank you for that.
I did try to search 'mackeeper' on here but I got nothing. Obviously I'm not searching correctly.

Again, thank you both.
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Do not even consider that crapware. Have a read of this:-


MacKeeper swindling its customers. Alternatives readily available.

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Completely un-related, but I am fascinated that so many people I meet call it foxfire. It's apparently a brain thing, like when your parents called discs "tapes" and such.
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