Is MacKeeper Safe?

If you’ve browsed through various reviews about the MacKeeper software program, including our own,  you will see that the software generally has very poor reviews. The internet is full of discussion forums and review sites that basically say that MacKeeper is not as security tight as advertised.

Take a look at Apple’s own discussion forums for example. There are so many threads that talk about MacKeeper being a program that users must avoid on their machines. The interesting part about MacKeeper discussion threads is that all the people who are talking positively about MacKeeper are people who have created an account just to post about it. Talk about suspicious activity.

We suspect that it is people hired by or affiliated with MacKeeper who make such comments, to make the product sound good. If you look at the posts of people who criticize and warn others about MacKeeper, you will see that they have thousands of prior posts, indicating, to some degree, true, unbiased opinions.

Why do people even worry if MacKeeper is safe?

Many people, maybe like yourself, are worried about MacKeeper simply because it has so much negative publicity on the Internet. Many users have said that they have no idea how MacKeeper installed itself on their Mac. That is a huge red flag. Unless a program is a piece of malicious software, it should never install itself onto a Mac, without the user’s permission.

Another red flag when it comes to MacKeeper is that the program is incredibly hard to uninstall. There are discussion threads that are started every day, with people asking how to get rid of MacKeeper from their Mac. There are even websites that have laid out step-by-step instructions on how MacKeeper should be uninstalled, simply because it is much harder than it should be.

Final Words

As a conclusion, to answer the question “Is MacKeeper safe”, we would definitely say “No, it isn’t safe”.

If you are in need of a system utility software that can safely and efficiently free up hard disk space, increase Internet access times and also reduce boot up times, we would highly recommend Clean My Mac 2, a software program released by MacPaw. Clean My Mac 2 is safely approved and recommended by Tucows, MacWorld and many other active Mac communities, including ours. You can read our Clean My Mac 2 review here.

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