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    MacKeeper
    I've just seen an advert for MacKeeper. Has anyone any experience of this?

    David

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    If you search for 'MacKeeper' on this site you will find hundreds of posts. 99% recommending that you stay clear. You don't need it and it could cause problems.
    Experience teaches you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

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    Thanks for the warning. Good thing I asked.

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    David

    To add just one thing: There was a class action brought against MacKeeper, it was so damaging to computers and so very difficult to remove. They paid out a lot, I understand.

    So what Sawday said is spot on.

    Ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    Thanks for the warning. Good thing I asked.
    A good practice, i.e. ask before you leap! Many posters w/ these 'Mac Cleaner' questions come AFTER an installation moaning and groaning and the cure can be painful! - Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    I've just seen an advert for MacKeeper. Has anyone any experience of this?

    David

    @ David
    It was a good thing for you to ask about MacKeeper, but I guess I'm a bit curious and wondering why considering it seems that you have been a Member Since Nov 19, 2014.

    But I guess it's easy to skip any messages about a topic that doesn't concern one at the time or maybe you don't visit the forums just to browse.

    Anyway, I'm glad you asked and you should be thankful you did as well.


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    I came across an ad for MacKeeper when I was Googling something else. Nowadays I always like to check here before I commit to anything new.

    Many thanks to you all.

    David

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    I came across an ad for MacKeeper when I was Googling something else.
    There is a good chance you might come across a MacKeeper ad on almost any site and even if you used a good ad blocker.

    It's ruthless and I really wonder what their advertising budget is or how they manage to get it to so many places. No doubt they probably used some snake oil sales tactics and various con jobs.

    They are also quite ruthless once they have you hooked, and deleting their software completely can be quite a hassle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fielker View Post
    I came across an ad for MacKeeper when I was Googling something else.
    You should know that since the lawsuit there are several other suspiciously similar sounding products that are also being advertised around the Web. It seems likely that they are just MacKeeper re-branded to avoid the stigma created by the lawsuit. Be careful!
    Randy B. Singer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawday View Post
    If you search for 'MacKeeper' on this site you will find hundreds of posts.
    This site could use a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section. Some questions come up constantly. e.g.:

    - Do I need Anti-Virus software?

    - Is MacKeeper a good idea?

    - Can I upgrade the processor/video card on my Mac?

    - Can I run a version of the Mac OS older than the one it came with?

    - How much faster will my Mac be with more RAM?

    - How much faster will my Mac be with an SSD?

    - Why has my Mac slowed way down recently?

    - What's better, a color inkjet printer or a color laser printer?

    etc.
    Randy B. Singer
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    This site could use a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section.


    +100!!!


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    -Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    -Paper, or plastic?

    -Who's on first?

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    -Who's on first?

    There's a good chance it could be a paper chicken I guess.



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    @Randy Interesting idea. I don't know why that never occurred to me before now. Time to go into the thinking corner and puzzle over things for a bit.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadDave View Post
    A good practice, i.e. ask before you leap! Many posters w/ these 'Mac Cleaner' questions come AFTER an installation moaning and groaning and the cure can be painful! - Dave
    Yeah, definitely the case. You were very wise to ask first. Funny, I have not seen MacKeeper ads for quite a while. Are they making a come back?
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