MacKeeper

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BASRPH, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. BASRPH macrumors member

    BASRPH

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    Central Illinois
    #1
    I just saw an ad on Facebook that was very professionally done and looked very inviting for MacKeeper. It keeps your Mac running efficiently. I did not click on the download button because I thought I remember reading somewhere this was a terrible program and causes more harm than it does good. Does anyone know if that is true? Is there something I should do regularly to keep my Mac clean and running at peak peformance?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    Nov 23, 2011
    #2
    Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it.

    Run MWB for Mac: https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac-download/

    Shut down your computer at least once a week, empty the Trash, and keep the OS up to date.

    Beyond that, not really much more you need to do in terms of maintenance.
     
  3. decafjava macrumors 68040

    decafjava

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    #3
    Agree, agree, agree!

    Malwarebytes is excellent, used it on my old Win 7 computer and use it now on my Mac.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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  5. Michael MP2 macrumors member

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    Nov 2, 2017
    #5
    Really, really don't do it! It's malware plain and simple. Advertising, collecting personal data, ends up slowing your computer, creates further security holes...
     

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