Ta Ronni

> On 13 Apr 2018, at 10:05 pm, Ronda Brown <ro...@mac.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 
> <mailto: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 
>>> <mailto: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 
>>>> <mailto: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 <https://www.malwarebytes.com/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/ 
>>>> <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.
>>>> 
>>>>  
>>>> <safari-reader://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/xlarge/public/field/image/2018/01/remove-mackeeper-mac-screenshot-05.jpg?itok=oakUA0hY>
>>>> 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 
>>>> <mailto: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 
>>>>>> <mailto: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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