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MacKeeper is a controversial utility for the Mac. The developers claim it's an easy way to manage routine tasks and keep your Mac secured, clean, reliable, and fast but many users have had a different experience. Version 3 was launched with new "human assistance" in June 2014.


  • Security tools: Safe Browsing, Antivirus, Anti-Theft
  • Data Control: Data Encryptor, Files Recovery, Backup, Shredder
  • Cleaning: Fast Cleanup, Disk Usage, Duplicates Finder, Files Finder, Smart Uninstaller more...

What's New

Version 3.03:
  • Enjoy the new MacKeeper with Human Assistance.
  • Everything has been completely redesigned to fit with the newly-announced OS X Yosemite.
  • MacKeeper is now fully Retina compatible.


OS X 10.5 or later

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from Albabe

This Client is crap... if only for the reason that they enlist lots of sites that AUTOMATICALLY download this ap when you visit the site. For that reason alone, they are slime.

12 people found this review helpful
Version 2.4.1
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Kakeam Member IconReview+42

Terrible software; terrible company. The ads are everywhere & nonstop. Here's their toll free number: 888-572-5876. Call them on their dime to complain. I did so the other day &, guess what, the guy tells me the ads are not coning from MacKeeper but means my computer has a virus, & I'll need MacKeeper to remove it. Yea, right.

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Version 3.03
Max_G Member IconComment+71

It's a bloody shame MacUpdate allows apps like MacKeeper on their site.

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Version 3.03
SteveP7546 Member IconReview+0

Most terrible piece of bloatware the internet has ever seen!!! Easily the most hated software on the internet. Stop those disgusting pop-up!!!!

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Version 3.03
MacCollector Member IconReview+1

Works very well but I don't like the idea of a continous yearly payment. Buy the license and ought to be yours forever.

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Bdikkat Member IconComment+211

Before considering using this software you may like to read some more information concerning it - http://bit.ly/1xCtIek

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Michael R Tennes Member IconReview+1
Michael R Tennes

Terrible support, I owned this program for a few YEARS and they never fixed the problem that the update check couldn't find ANY applications on Mac at all.

BEWARE: If you have any 32-bit PrefPanes the binary clutter option will remove the 32 bit System Preference thus preventing you from being able to change any setting for these 32-bit PrefPanes.

CleanApp from Synium or CleanMyMac by MacPad much much better choices

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Version 3.03
Bastard33 Member IconComment+25

Here are a few bogus reviews. Their enthusiasms does nothing but undermine the credibility of the host sites (most often bombarded with mackeeper ads):




Shame on you, Kimberly Carver, Sean S, Randall Sutherland; or on whoever hides behind such pseudonyms.

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Version 2.10


(shame on Mark Robinson, or whoever hides behind this pseudonym)


• http://www.mactechreviews.com/
One whole site dedicated to a single review! Shame on allsit934 !

• http://macnerdy.com
Shame on Sophie Tucker !


If a genie gave me three wishes, I would wish for MacKeeper to die.


Gskibum Member IconComment+310

A chat session I just had with MacKeeper...

Waiting for agent...
Meanwhile you can describe your problem.

Jasmin: Thank you for contacting Kromtech Customer Support Department.
Jasmin: Hello! How can I help you?
You: I just installed MacKeeper on a brand new Mac that had not had a single thing installed. The first thing I installed is MacKeeper.
You: MacKeeper is telling me my system is critical. How can that be?
Jasmin: For how long have you been using your new Mac?
You: Less than 5 minutes.
Jasmin: Have you opened any folders or any files on your new Mac?
You: Straight out of the box I installed MacKeeper.
You: Please, I need to know. How can opening a folder create a “critical” condidtion on an unused computer.
Jasmin: Every time you open any folder any folder or any files different cache files appear. Also there are many default applications on your mac, they have lots of unnecessary languages that take free space on your Mac.
Jasmin: MacKeeper warns you that you have some issues by resolving which you can improve your system.
You: So you are telling me that opening a folder creates a cache file, and this means that an unused Mac is now in “critical” condition?
You: What is the point of deleting languages?
Jasmin: Languages Cutter scans your applications for different interface languages that waste disk space. Unused languages are unnecessary parts of the applications.
You: But my hard drive is 2-TB. And MacKeeper is telling me it wants to delete 692 MB of these files. That amounts to 0.03 % of the capacity of the drive. What performance could possibly be realized by deleting such a miniscule amount of data?
You: And how is this possibly considered to be “critical”?
Jasmin: It simply shows you that it can be improved.
You: In what dictionary does the definition of the word “critical” mean “can be improved”?
You: I’m bored with you now. MacKeeper is a scam. A total fraud. You are vile, slimy, unethical con artists that lie out your a$$es.
Jasmin: It is not recommended encumber junk files in your system.
Jasmin: MacKeeper is not a scam. MacKeeper was the official sponsor of the MacWorld | iWorld Expo in 2011,2012 and 2013. Our sponsorship and partnership with the world's largest Mac technology event proves the legitimacy of our product. If you would like to see a real independent review of MacKeeper please check out this link: http://mac-antivirus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/kromtech-mackeeper-review.html
You: Ha ha yet another of your paid reviews.
Jasmin: It's all up to you believe it or not.
You: You never answered my question. How is my brand new Mac critical?
Jasmin: It is critical because it has junk files.
You: Ha ha you are an advertiser on the toptenreview site. So much for independent. Liar.
You: I’m looking right at the bogus review and right at the top of the page is an advertisement for MacKeeper.
You: Now you’re redifining the meaning of “independent”
You: You have no shame in your lies.

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Version 2.10
Drbroom Member IconReview+52

This application (and I hate calling MacKeeper and App cause it's an insult to all other developers) is more like malware then a way to "keep your Mac secured".

Almost every time I find MacKeeper on a clients computer, I have found that 'IT' is the cause of the problems I am there to solve. I can not tell you how many times I have removed that piece of (insert expletive here) and the machine starts to work just fine.

Aside from how bad the software is MacKeeper doesn't even use it's own domain for a website here in the US they host it threw a Zeobit a cloud storage company. How can you even trust a "security" company that does that?

A note to MacUpdate... You should have MacKeeper remove your logo and 4 star rating they show from their site, it lessens your brand and good name!

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Version 2.10
x0x0 Member IconReview+16

I would have given it a 0 if that was an option. This is the mother of all crapwares.

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Date 02 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $39.95
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