Hi, Stephen,

No, I don’t feel it is necessary to purchase the full version.
The Free version of MalwareBytes will help you delete any Malware you 
‘accidentally’ install.
The current Mac operating system handles maintenance and protection very well.
It’s only when you install third-party cleaning software that you can have 
issues.

Kind Regards,
Ronni

 Ronni Brown’s iPad Pro 12.9-inch 256GB 


> On 13 Apr 2018, at 7:35 pm, Stephen Chape <chap...@bigpond.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Ronni.
> Just a sideline to this thread really.
> I have MalwareBytes Free.
> 
> I get prompted to purchase the full version.
> Do you feel this is worth having ?
> 
>> On 13 Apr 2018, at 5:54 pm, Michael Hawkins 
>> <michael.hawk...@mjhawkins.com.au> wrote:
>> 
>> Good evening Ronni,
>> 
>> Thank goodness I mentioned MacKeeper in an email that had nothing at all to 
>> with applications of its ilk. I’ve worked my way through in all the steps A 
>> and B in your email, I founD MacKeeper items in each folder you mentioned, 
>> other than LaunchDaemons.
>> 
>> Now to work my way through C. The MacBook Pro OS is High Sierra 10.13.4.
>> 
>> Thank you very much indeed,
>> 
>> Michael
>> 
>>> On 13 Apr 2018, at 1:05 pm, Ronda Brown <ro...@mac.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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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