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MacKeeper query

by El Bairdo / May 25, 2011 4:01 AM PDT

Been offered an application called MacKeeper which is supposed to clean up your Mac, improve security etc. Do I need it? Is it safe to use?
I have Mac Mini, OS10.6.7

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Read the reviews
by sturner--2008 / May 25, 2011 4:48 AM PDT
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Why Not? =)
by SanaPaul / October 3, 2011 10:28 PM PDT
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You need MacKeeper if you want your Mac to be in the best working conditions, cause the app will keep your Mac clean, secure (as there are Antivirus and Antitheft tools included), your data will be protected from disappearing (as MacKeeper has Undelete and Backup features) and more. It's your decision - to use the app or not, but you can give a try to its fully-functional trial to find out if the app is worthy.
Regards, Sana, Zeobit LLC PR Manager

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MacKepper and Office for Mac
by evisdes / January 4, 2013 1:23 AM PST
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I installed MacKeeper on both iMac and MacBookPro. On both I can not any more open Windows Office Word or Excel.

I have an error message:

Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0

Error Signature:
Date/Time: 2013-01-04 17:21:27 +0000
Application Name: Microsoft Word
Application Bundle ID:
Application Signature: MSWD
Application Version:
Crashed Module Name: Microsoft Word
Crashed Module Version:
Crashed Module Offset: 0x00005187
Blame Module Name: Microsoft Word
Blame Module Version:
Blame Module Offset: 0x00005187
Application LCID: 1033
Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0409
Crashed thread: 0

Can anybody help me? I was told that I should get rid of MacKeeper. But I need a system to protect my computers.

Thanks for the help.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 4, 2013 9:02 AM PST

RUN, don't walk, to the uninstall option and get that heap into the trash.

Do it NOW!

As you have found out, MacKeeper is not "protecting" your computers.

What is it that you want them to be protected from?

You will probably have to reinstall the Office Suite


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by evisdes / January 6, 2013 1:15 AM PST

Thanks for your answer. I have not yet removed MacKeeper.

But I reinstalled Office and everything seems to work again.

I'll wait and if I have problems again, I know what to do now.

Thanks again.


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