I had it scan my computer only to tell me that I had critical issues that needed repairing....etc. anyone I can't actually 'fix' the issues it lists as I have to buy the software. Im not opposed to buying it, but I do want to make sure it is a useful software. Does anyone here have it? If so, how do you like it? Does it over exaggerate the problems it finds? Or is it fairly accurate?
It's a $40 app... but from a (very) quick look at the feature-set, I don't see much if anything that isn't already covered by the excellent Onyx and Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner (which is far more than a simple "cache cleaner").
I've actually tried using it a bit (not paid for) over the last few weeks and again when it force butts itself into something I'm doing like Trashing some app or utility that I didn't want, and I was seriously considering posting a BIG CAUTIONARY WARNING to the list here about some of it's usage and using it.
My biggest warning is and without one knowing the consequences, it wants to 'clean up' all the extra languages and then carry on to remove all the unnecessary binaries (PPC or Intel code) without an easy to use option to exempt some applications etc. that is easy to do safely with Monolingual as an example of a good free utility.
It sounds good but... ie: removing such items from most of the latest Adobe or MS Office 2008 applications or suites (and possibly others) will prevent any further software updates of those applications from happening and they will then need to be re-installed.
The other thing it tried to do was to delete some of my applications and get them 'updated' and replaced with the latest versions. But guess what... when I checked most of its listed 'outdated' applications, they were all up to date, except for one that had a recent bata available.
Those were just two of the things that sacred me and I'd sure suggest to anyone using it to tread VERY carefully as if one VERY thin ice!!!
Or at least read the manual as it is and be VERY careful if running MacKeeper - that is the real one, and not the malware version.
I searched for MACKEEPER and read a couple of reviews that google coughed up.
Missing DLLs? What? On a Mac?
Registry cleaner? On a Mac?
Fix Vista problems? On a Mac?
Maybe the reviews were talking about a Bootcamp partition, but if that's the case, wouldn't you use a Windows app? And if the reviews are praising MACKEEPER's capabilities in Bootcamp, why is it bothering you while you're using your Mac like a Mac.
In summary, when the top google search phrase has the word "scam" in it, why would you even consider giving them any money?
Even if the app performs as promised (which from the comments I've read, it doesn't) Zeobit's appalling marketing ploys which mimic Windows scareware/trojans is enough to keep me from even thinking it worthy of consideration.
Let's see...have we ever seen websites like "onyxscam" or "clamXAVscam" etc.? Um...no.
CleanMyMac from CleanMyMac - Enjoy your clean Mac with just a few clicks! is solid. It's highly configurable, so you can tell it which caches to clean and which to leave alone. It can be a little annoying at times if you sync an iPod regularly. But you can tell it to ignore removable devices.
MacKeeper is a dangerous piece of Malware. KEEP AWAY!!!
MacKeeper is NOT a safe or reliable piece of software and a number of professionals I know and work with are genuinely convinced it's a bot-net insertion tool which will all but destroy your OSX installation.
There are times when you just have to face facts and see something for what it is and this is NOT a good piece of software. The reviews are consistent in their assertions of the damage and difficulties associated with it and it spends more time sending data out from you system than it does actually working ON your system. There are difficulties removing it where it will ask for passwords it has no need of and for a few of my friends it has resulted in complete system wipe and re-installs with a change of all passwords on the system and all accounts associated with the system.
I spoke to a business acquaintance of mine in Silicon Valley whoinsisted that MacKeeper is not trusted and in places he knows it has been outright banned both in the offices and on any machine used for any connection to the company LAN. One of his peers was actually given a month of unpaid time off because of the damage this crapware did to their OSX machines.
If it isn't good enough for Apple to put in the App Store you probably shouldn't bother with it unless it's something you know is from a TRUSTED and long term reliable source.
Stay away from this if you value your Mac, your data and possibly your personal information. I'm pretty sure it will just be a mater of time before we find out that it's some sort of Russian hack that's being used to harvest credit card and banking information. This is all simply my OWN opinion but do some research and you'll see THOUSANDS of others out there who feel exactly the same way I do.
I'm not sure of all the implications as to why ..."One of his peers was actually given a month of unpaid time off because of the damage this crapware did to their OSX machines." - but it doesn't sound like a very employee supportive company!!!
Regardless, I started looking into how to delete and remove all the "crapnell" stuff this software installed on my iMac and it seem that "Easy Find" and "Find Any File" will be required to remove ALL the bits and pieces.
But what I do find a bit disconcerting is that some of ehMacs own adds have been advertising this "MacKeeper" software in some ad banners that maybe the mayor and his support staff could look into and check.
Right now it appears that the ehMac site is actually supporting the use of "MacKeeper"!!! Hmmm... a bit dubious at best???