Your Antivirus Subscription Has Expired

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  1. CountMaxMore macrumors member

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    I just recently Updated to the new mac os yosemite after updating a message appeared on the top right corner that displays "Your Antivirus Subscription Has Expired" The only antivirus program I am running is mackeeper and that doesn't run in subscriptions I am scared to click the pop up in fear it might be a virus. Additional Info: The options the pop up gives me are ( Re-New Subscription, Don't Show Again and a little gray box on the right hand corner that displays a X) Has anyone experienced this or know what it is?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You're using MacKeeper? You should get rid of it promptly. That is a notorious program, well known here at MacRumors, that does nothing but mess up people's Mac's.

    If you want an anti-virus, ClamXav is a recommended one.
     
  3. CountMaxMore thread starter macrumors member

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    I've been running mackeeper for a year and I haven't had any problems until now are you sure mackeeper is to blame?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yes. Get rid of it.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Yes it is, there is no reason to run it at all.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    More than likely, the box you are seeing was prompted by the malicious malware "MacKeeper" that you have installed.

    In my opinion, you would be wise to remove MacKeeper.
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Sigh

    After you uninstall MacKeeper, identify the person that recommended you to install it.

    And then ask them to never give Mac anti-virus advice ever again.
     
  8. CountMaxMore thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for all your reply's I got rid of mackeeper and its working good again
     
  9. charlyham macrumors regular

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    I don't know if MacKeeper is malware or not but the pop up you saw was probably from the notification center in Yosemite. Whe I first upgraded my Macbook to Yosemite, I got a couple of those popups letting me know I had apps that needed updates.

     

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