Hi Michael, and WAMUG mailing list members, I’ve changed the Subject as this has nothing to do with the original thread. This is the updated recommended way to uninstall MacKeeper & every file it installs!
I strongly recommend you download and install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for Mac and have it check your system, as I would be surprised if you have manually found all the files MacKeeper spreads around the operating system. Note: Download the Malwarebytes FREE & and make sure it’s the Mac version not Windows. https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing/mac/ A) If you choose to install Malwarebytes, launch it and do this: Click the Scan button. In the sheet that appears, check the box for any software that you would like to delete and click Confirm. (PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program.) 3. Once the process is finished, restart your Mac. B)The Manual Way Even Malwarebytes may not get all of MacKeeper's supporting files. You should take a look in the Library folder in your home directory to make sure they're all gone. Here's where and how to find them. In the Finder's Go menu, choose Go to Folder.... In the dialog box that appears, type ~/Library and click Go. This will open the Library folder which is normally hidden by default in your home directory. If you find a folder named MacKeeper Backups, drag it to the Trash. Scroll through your Library folder and open the Application Support folder. If you find any files or folders with MacKeeper in its name, drag them to the Trash. Scroll through your Library folder and open the Caches folder. If you find files named com.mackeeper.MacKeeper, com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper, or any other files or folders with MacKeeper in their name, drag them to the Trash. Scroll through your Library folder and open the LaunchAgents folder. If you find a file named com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper.plist, or any other files or folders with MacKeeper in their name, drag them to the Trash. Your Library folder may contain a folder named LaunchDaemons. If you find inside it a file named com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon.plist or any other files or folders with MacKeeper in their name, drag them to the Trash. Scroll through your Library folder and open the Preferences folder. If you find inside it a file named com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.AdwareAnalyzer.plist or any other files or folders with MacKeeper in their name, drag them to the Trash. From the Finder menu, choose Empty Trash... and Empty the Trash if prompted. C). If the hits just keep on coming'... Sometimes installing MacKeeper will result in Safari extensions and cookies also being installed...and the prodding to install MacKeeper—as well as other ads—may keep appearing. The latest version of macOS contains a built-in tool that will remove known unwanted adware and malware when you restart your Mac. So try that first. If that doesn't work, here's what to do. From the Apple menu, choose Force Quit.... In the window that appears, select Safari and click Force Quit. Relaunch Safari while holding down the Shift key on the keyboard. This will prevent any windows that were open when you force quit Safari from reopening. From the Safari menu, choose Preferences. Click Extensions. In the list that appears, select any extensions that you don't recognize and click Uninstall for each of them. Click Privacy. Click Manage Website Data. In the sheet that appears, enter MacKeeper in the Search box to show any data related to MacKeeper and click Remove All. When you have finished, restart your Mac. Regards, Ronni Ronni Brown’s iPad Pro 12.9-inch 256GB > On 13 Apr 2018, at 11:12 am, Michael Hawkins > <michael.hawk...@mjhawkins.com.au> wrote: > > Thanks Ronni. > > I shutdown, started in Safe mode, searched for MacKeeper and removed every > trace I could find of it. Looked in places like Preferences as well. > > Cheers, > > Michael > >> On 13 Apr 2018, at 9:36 am, Ronda Brown <ro...@mac.com> wrote: >> >> ALERT to Michael... DON’T install MacKeeper!!! >> Do a search on our WAMUG mailing list archives to see all the reasons why? >> >> Regards, >> Ronni >> >> Sent from Ronni's iPhone 7 Plus
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