What is Mackeeper
According to Mackeeper official sites , Mackeeper is an all-in-one tool for Mac. With it, users can clean discs to free up space when the hard drive are running out the space, backup files, recover data, keep the Mac from Virus, check the latest version of the apps on the Mac so as to keep them up to date, etc.. In paper, the Mackeeper is really a useful tool, but what about in fact? The article below will show you some views on it.
Is Mackeeper safe to use? Is Mackeeper scam?
The views on Mackeeper is not unanimous, and in fact, many users complain Mackeeper. Below is the list of main reasons why they complain Mackeeper.
Keep advertising with annoying pop-ups
Difficult to remove it from Mac
Installs hidden files in your system
Slow down your computer rather than speed up
There are more comments on the Apple community, see the post: Is Mackeeper Safe to use.
Do you agree with them? I am afraid that great chances are that you agree. It is not so good as its specs described, even a “Malware” as some peoples say.
Safer Apps Alternative to MacKeeper on Mac
If you find Mackeeper not safe to use, you will need to find some alternatives to do its job, for example, backup data, clean up disc, recover files, uninstall some apps, etc. Here are some alternatives to Mackeeper, which may not as powerful as Mackeeper, but are powerful in some aspects.
File Backup: Time Machine is a good tool to back up files. On Macs running OS X 10.5 or the later versions, Time Machine is built-in. With it, you can backup your files including accounts, preferences, email messages, photos, songs, movies,applications, and documents on Mac easily.
File recovery: File Recovery happens always when you deleted files accidently. In this condition, you will need some easy-to-use yet efficient apps. here is a great tool: iOrgsoft Data Recovery( Data Recovery Mac), which can recover your files safe and quickly.
Tip: You’ d better always backup files, or you will always need to recover files.
Uninstaller: Most apps provides uninstaller themselves, you can easily remove them by dragging them to the Trash or using Command+Delete on the keyboard. If there are some apps hard to remove, refer: AppCleaner. If you want to remove the Mackeeper, refer: How to Uninstall Mackeeper on Mac