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Why You Should Avoid MacKeeper

You may have heard of the system maintenance utility MacKeeper, which claims to keep your Mac running smoothly. According to iMore’s Peter Cohen, who also works at an independent Apple reseller, MacKeeper is best avoided. Cohen calls out the company’s shady marketing tactics, the instability it can introduce to Macs, and how difficult it is to uninstall.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Why You Should Avoid MacKeeper
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Frank Greenough  2015-01-21 17:05
Thank you for this, their ads keep popping up, although I haven't been tempted to buy it, I have wondered about it's usefulness.
Michael E. Cohen  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2015-01-22 01:10
That fine example of the art of programming completely incapacitated my mother's iMac; we needed to completely reinstall the OS to fix it. Highly recommended for Mac users who are also devotees of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
MacKeeper sponsored CES for 5 years and was just at CES and is now doing remote tech support. People may dislike their ads but honestly they are a real company and I have talked with them at both events. Forgive me if I do not agree with self proclaimed experts
Dbolander  2015-01-22 23:13
They prey on novice Mac users with their crapware.
Dennis B. Swaney  2015-01-26 20:23
"Real" companies run by crooks are nothing new so you can't use that to defend these sleaze balls.
Carl Frick  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2015-02-05 10:15
I removed Mackeeper and my computer works much better.