Thoughts on MacKeeper?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jtrippe10, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Jtrippe10 macrumors newbie

    Jtrippe10

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    I just bought a 2018 MBP and ran across MacKeeper. Is MacKeeper it apps like it really necessary and beneficial? Other apps better? Thanks.
     
  2. thadoggfather macrumors G4

    thadoggfather

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    its the crypt keeper

    Very dishonest marketing and installation process making it look like the iconic Apple automater bot... agreed- avoid!
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    Do a forum search for it, please. It’s basically malware for your Mac. Avoid.

    Many threads have already discussed this.

    Malwarebytes is the forum darling for Mac Malware protection for good reason.
     
  4. MSastre macrumors 6502

    MSastre

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    Stay well away from MacKeeper. It does more harm than good.
     
  5. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    I am aware their advertising is sketchy as heck, but does it really do actual harm?

    I wouldnt let it near my system, just wondering.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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  7. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    okay i skimped through but none says what it actually does, except being annoying with morally... wrong... business practices, it seems benign
     

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