Is DivX a scam? Deceives you to install MacKeeper

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by larsgunnar, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. larsgunnar macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2018
    Umea, Sweden
    This morning I got some kind of push messages urging me to install an update of the DivX software.
    Instead of clicking this message I went to the DivX website and with a certain amount of effort could find a download link to their latest free software (10.8.6).
    <> (Link: "Download now")

    Started installing it and got to the "Accept User Agreement" stuff and clicked "Accept" once.
    I was just fractions of a second from clicking "Accept" once more since it seemed I had to do so. But my eye was caught by a message telling something about "MacKeeper".

    I didn’t believe my eyes at first, but it showed that the DivX installer wanted me to accept it installing the MacKeeper software.
    Not only that MacKeeper in the Mac community is widely considered a scam with their aggressive and dishonest marketing methods (for a useless crappy software). But independent of whatever bright software it could have been: IT IS NOT acceptable to cheat people to download and install a software where the installer contains something you are not informed about in beforehand.

    And, information or not: there is no reason at all promoting installation of the MacKeeper software. Instead, people should be warned against it!

    Isn’t DivX a serious company?
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Apparently not.

    ...But why would you need anything from DivX?
  3. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Sounds dodgy if it got Mackeeper bundled and no way to not install it.
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I thought they were, but this would be a very serious error in judgment.
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    If you have to install, create a VM with Windows or Linux and install it there.

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