MacKeeper

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  1. FrancisBryan macrumors newbie

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    My version of MacKeeper is not working normally. I cannot do a clean to get rid of unwanted stuff!
     
  2. randomgeeza macrumors regular

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    TBH mate, you shouldn't be using that crap-ware as it is. Totally unneeded, unnecessary and more pain and trouble than it is ever worth. Get rid and let OS X look after itself.
     
  3. H2SO4 macrumors 68040

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    I agree.
    OP, what is it that MacKeeper does that makes you of the opinion that you require it?
     
  4. Mac Hammer Fan macrumors 6502

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  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  6. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    If anyone hasn't responded yet :D Get rid of it. PRONTO !
     
  7. Antonio Blanco, Oct 1, 2015
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    what do you guys think about malwarebytes? I've been using it and it's great!
     
  8. KALLT, Oct 1, 2015
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    KALLT macrumors 601

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simply a rebranded and expanded version of AdwareMedic. All it does it help you remove adware and some malware from your Mac once infected. No harm in having it on your drive. :)

    I can recommend reading the developer’s blog as well, he provides some good coverage on current (and concurrent) security threats specifically for the Mac: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/author/treed/ (archive: http://www.thesafemac.com)

    Consider removing it, really (this tool can help you with that).

    Which unwanted stuff do you want to remove? Then we can guide you in the right direction.
     
  9. ProjectManager101 Suspended

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    It is a virus, literally.
     
  10. superscape macrumors 6502a

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  11. FrancisBryan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. FrancisBryan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It (MacKeeper) tells me that I am wasting nearly 600MB of disk space (of my 2.4GB flash drive) with useless junk, just after having installed El Capitan on my MBA. Is this not true?
     
  13. chabig macrumors 68040

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    If MacKeeper is causing problems, then it IS working normally! Get rid of it.
     
  14. FrancisBryan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have now deleted it! Thanks for the advice (to a doddery old septuagenarian)!
     
  15. simonsi macrumors 601

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    See, it can't even get that right. I wouldn't trust MK's definition of anything, "junk" may well be system files :)
     
  16. Antonio Blanco macrumors member

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    i know what it does, i actually asked for you opinion.... but thanks!
     
  17. monoSpray macrumors newbie

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    Thx!! DetectX is great!! Been looking around for a program like this! :)
     

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