Is this a virus, Mackeeper? What should I do?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sammy001, May 22, 2015.

  1. sammy001 macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to mac, what is this pop up?

    10.9.5 is my macbook pro osx
     

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  2. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    It's a scam; keep far away from Mackeeper.

    --Eric
     
  3. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Avoid MacKeeper like the plague. Do not click on it.

    It is a menace - and a scam - and almost impossible to remove once you have downloaded it.

    (And yes, this fool writes from bitter hard learned experience. I had to get a professional to rid myself of it).
     
  5. techguy9 macrumors regular

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  6. techguy9 macrumors regular

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    By the way, the popup is right about the outdated part, I suggest you update your Mac to 10.10.3 by Software Update.
     
  7. laurim macrumors 68000

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    huh? Why pick on porn? :p
     
  8. garirry macrumors 68000

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    All "scareware" (software that tells you stuff like "WARNING! CLICK THIS LINK OR YOUR COMPUTER WILL DIE") are to be avoided. If you get that, close the site you're going on, that means they're scammers. On that note, avoid ALL applications that are related to "cleaning your computer" or "fixing problems", especially if you're on Mac. I think they're not *that* bad on Windows, but on Mac it's very, very harmful. Avoid and immediately uninstall Mackeeper.
     

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