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Ruth Larish
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join:2004-10-27
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[OS X] MacKeeper

Hello

Any comments on this software?

Ruth


not quite right
I'm not cool enough to be a Mac person

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1 recommendation

Unnecessary to put it nicely, I consider it to be a virus.


tmpchaos
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reply to Ruth Larish


vukodlak75
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reply to Ruth Larish
»www.cultofmac.com/170522/is-mack···-a-scam/

You'll have to decide for yourself but in the last 6 years that I've been using my Mac I have never had to use any of these types of programs.
I have tested them and most of them are crap and some caused problems instead of fixing problems.


redhat1968

join:2000-10-17
Appleton, WI
reply to not quite right
"Unnecessary to put it nicely, I consider it to be a virus."

exactly


kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
reply to Ruth Larish
I'd be more blunt.......

Pain in the arse......ZeoBit...and Mackeeper popups seem to be everywhere........bloody everywhere, and thats a sure way to get me to NEV ER buy the product, even if Macs WERE more acceptable to Virus'.....( Viri?????)......and as for cleaning my Mac.........well, a quick Macupdate search will get you quite a few 'Free' System Utility's that will clean User caches, rebuild Launchservices, repair permissions etc ( though Diskutility will do quite a decent job all on it's own)

I agree.......in over 15 years of mac use, I think I ONCE had some kind of 'Trojan'......in the OS8 days!!!!!.......since then....nada, nuthin, nowt,.................

EDIT: I'll run ClamX AV once in a rare Blue moon, just for peace of mind................:)......when I feeling Paranoid, and wearing my Tinfoil hat!!!!!!

Liberty

join:2005-06-12
Tucson, AZ
reply to Ruth Larish
"...and Mackeeper popups seem to be everywhere........bloody everywhere, and thats a sure way to get me to NEV ER buy the product"

Agree
I am still boycotting Netflix for same reason - I got sick of their constant pop unders


kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
Ahhh, but.....NetFix......has Doctor Who.....at least it's semi useful!!!!!!!


Sebehk
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reply to kerriskandie
said by kerriskandie:

I agree.......in over 15 years of mac use, I think I ONCE had some kind of 'Trojan'......in the OS8 days!!!!!.......since then....nada, nuthin, nowt,.................

MDEF, CDEF, nVIR, Disinfectant...ah, the memories.

In MacOS 9, I got a virus called Sevendust. Easy to spot and also easy to remove. That was the LAST time running into a Mac virus. Never had to use anti-virus again.

I did buy Virex (when McAfee bought the rights) about 10 years ago, when there was a possible new threat of Mac viruses. After one year of using it, McAfee bugged me to pay FULL price for another year of app updates and virus definitions. Since I did not see one virus pass through my system, I immediately erased it. That was the last time I ever used anti-virus on my Mac.

--->Robert
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kerriskandie

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I miss the extension strip............forerunner of the Dock????? , oh what pretty coloured icons you could add to it!!!!!


vukodlak75
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reply to kerriskandie
said by kerriskandie:

Ahhh, but.....NetFix......has Doctor Who.....at least it's semi useful!!!!!!!

Ditto!
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kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY

1 recommendation

Souffle perhaps.............?????


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reply to kerriskandie
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MacOS 9 GUI
said by kerriskandie:

I miss the extension strip............forerunner of the Dock????? , oh what pretty coloured icons you could add to it!!!!!

Actually, wouldn't the Control Strip be the precursor to the Dock? You can relocate it to the left or right, at any height, and it was collapsable (like turning on Hiding for the Dock).

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kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
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reply to Ruth Larish
Of course I MEANT the Control strip!!!!!!


kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
Sherlock.....he was short lived!!!!!


J E F F
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reply to Ruth Larish
If you're bent on keeping the Mac clean, ccleaner is available for Mac. It's free. It's not a spyware or virus checker.
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lordpuffer
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reply to Ruth Larish
Another app you can look at is OnyX »www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx I've used it many times on my iMacs with no problems. I've noticed improvements in speed most times. Of course, use at your own risk.


linicx
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reply to Ruth Larish
I started with OS 9 when Windows software bollixed my PC. I've never looked back and never had a virus I was aware of, yet.
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Nextstep 1.0
The dock came from Jobs' NeXTSTEP which predates System 7.5 (which I think introed the control strip) by about 5 or 6 years.


The Geezer
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reply to Ruth Larish
If you like experimenting, install MacKeeper and watch how much the CPU gets bogged down with unnecessary and (frankly) suspicious activity. It is like tying an anchor to your OS.

And while we are talking old technologies, I still remember the buzz that I experienced when first using Andy Herzfield's Switcher utility. It was amazing!
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