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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawnHappyJake View Post
    Virgeist, I love Dilbert. Good job! As far as getting MacKeeper off, it sounds like Mac's version of Norton. In situations like that, you're often better off nuking your Mac OS X partition and reinstalling Mac OS X. That will get it for sure. Of course you save everything you want to keep first. I can't say from personal experience with Mac OS X, but I know the concept well from Windows. It helps that Mac OS X doesn't have a registry, but you still might not know where all the files are that get strewn across the partition from MacKeeper.
    Cheers,
    Jake
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    It's not just the files that MacKeeper spreads around (you can find those easy enough with the right software) it's the hooks it places in the system. Like Norton AV for Windows, MacKeeper does more harm than good and is very difficult to get rid of.
    Thank you all for the great hints. I'm learning more and more about the OS X.
    Right now I can't reinstall Mac OS X. If I use the AppCleaner, will I get rid of the Mackepper? Maybe not entirely but enough so I can keep doing my stuff until I have time to format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmago View Post
    Thank you all for the great hints. I'm learning more and more about the OS X.
    Right now I can't reinstall Mac OS X. If I use the AppCleaner, will I get rid of the Mackepper? Maybe not entirely but enough so I can keep doing my stuff until I have time to format?
    Nope, it won't. Those app uninstallers are largely useless. They root out some trivial support files… mostly preferences that, if left alone, take up a trivial amount of space and have zero impact on your system performance. Here's one site with some instructions on what to root out:
    Uninstall MacKeeper - [Fix-KB]

    EDIT: BTW… formatting and reinstalling OS X just to get rid of the traces of MacKeeper is overkill. Once you root out the right files, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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