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    Any thoughts about MacKeeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDobbs View Post
    Any thoughts about MacKeeper?
    Avoid like the plague. The forum is riddled with commentaries on this piece of crud. Feel free to use the forum's SEARCH function.

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    Thanks. I did use the search function and it came up with two posts... one "avoid like the plague" with no reasons why. Anyhow... maybe I was only searching this forum and not the others. Learning my way. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDobbs View Post
    Thanks. I did use the search function and it came up with two posts... one "avoid like the plague" with no reasons why. Anyhow... maybe I was only searching this forum and not the others. Learning my way. Thanks again.
    I get 56 hits when searching, but in a nutshell… the single biggest problem is the way it's marketed and spammed. There are dozens of websites purporting to do independent reviews of MacKeeper that are NOT independent and are really the equivalents of an infomercial. They also have a "Social Media Evangelist" who haunts various forums and review sites like MacUpdate, attacking any negative commentary on MacKeeper. They've spammed this forum with faked inquiries followed by faked praise for the software. They are sleazy and deceptive. Never mind that the software itself is buggy, does nothing particularly useful, is a resource hog, and difficult to get rid of. The AV component isn't even Mac-native… it uses Windows-software and WINE to get it to work in OS X.

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    I appreciate your time and explanation. Will ... avoid like the plague!

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    Second all that lifeisabeach has said. Avoid Ukraine software like that plague!
    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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    If you're looking for a Mac antivirus, check out this thread. It provides both advice and links:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...ewall-faq.html

    As for the routine maintenance aspect, check out Onyx.

    Good luck,

    Z

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