Since installing High Sierra I now see MacKeeper?


Eagle36

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Jul 22, 2016
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Is this "MacKeeper" in my toolbar legit or is Malware Ive downloaded somehow?
To me Mackeeper seems to be more troublesome than a value. At any rate I would recommend un-installing it. It had nothing to do with installing High Sierra, you must have inadvertently click on a link to install it. MacKeeper install appears in many websites, easy to accidentally install it.

Search for a website you trust for the uninstall instructions.
 

MiniD3

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To me Mackeeper seems to be more troublesome than a value. At any rate I would recommend un-installing it. It had nothing to do with installing High Sierra, you must have inadvertently click on a link to install it. MacKeeper install appears in many websites, easy to accidentally install it.

Search for a website you trust for the uninstall instructions.
Thank You
 

MiniD3

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Thank you
will do,
I realised when the MacKeeper arrived, is when I downloaded a which what i thought was a legit DivX update,
thats what happened
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robeddie

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Side point, I can't believe how many people actually install Mackeeper intentionally. You can just tell by the way they spam their software on you that it's bad news. I get computers from friends to fix all the time and I see that Mackeeper crud on systems way too often.
 

MiniD3

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Tks for the heads-up
Starting to think it came with DivX, although, looking back, Ive been away for 6 months and only family has had access to the is computer........maybe they downloaded it then? I certainly haven't knowing downloaded MacKeeper
This software has never appeared on my MBP which I use while away