Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:48 PM
They exhort you to download the program, stating that you'll get a "fully functional demo." Pretty normal so far, right? Lot's of companies do that, and it's a good way to evaluate a program. So you install the program, click on the scan button and... Nothing Happens! You are informed that in order for the scan to work, you have to have an account. That is definitely NOT normal. I don't recall ever having to do that to try out a fully functional demo. If I'd been smart, I would have backed out then, but I'd gone that far, so I set up the account. They didn't ask for a credit card, which would have ended the process, but now they have my email and phone number, which I'm sure they're busy selling as I write this.
So I click "scan," and it finally does. Hallelujah! And it finds over 1,600 things wrong with my computer, some of which it says are critical. I check through the stuff, and it all seems reasonable. The only flaw I found was that it found 2 minor non-Apple programs that needed to be updated, and missed 3 important Apple updates that I had to catch up on. So I click on the "Repair" button, and get this! I am informed that my "fully functional demo" has expired, and I have to purchase the program to complete a single use of the "fully functional demo." MacKeeper immediately dropped into CleanApp to be uninstalled, but it left behind at least 5 files that defeated CleanApp, and I couldn't delete. And the company's uninstaller took over the computer, and I couldn't even force quit until I had answered some questions about why I was uninstalling.
I recommend avoiding this program like the plague.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:42 AM
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:16 AM
On top of the software itself is the unethical marketing tactics used by Zeobit. The only popup ads I get consistently are from MacKeeper and Groupon, but the lion's share come from MacKeeper. This company is heavy on the marketing, but their software is amateurish at the best and dangerous to boot. Slick marketing does not make good software. There are plenty of paid and free applications out there that duplicate all the functions of Mackeeper and are much safer. Stay away from this junk and save yourself a lot of headaches.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:52 PM
It will totally destroy your Mac's speed and use up all of the processing power. It is very difficult to get rid of all of the insidious, hidden code from your hard drive.
In my opinion with Mackeeper, Zeobit are responsible for pedaling the most harmful, useless non-refundable piece of software money can buy. It's criminal.
Utter, utter crap.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:27 PM
One example is this thread on the Apple support forums:
Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:30 AM
Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:21 AM
It is now 2013 and your software continues to be terrible. I never even downloaded it and it has invaded my computer!!