Windows laptop often uses “windows defender” as its primary firewall against viruses and other infiltrations. But when you take a look into MAC, then you realize that the preloaded antivirus software that it comes with it “Mackeeper.” Intuitive software that has been around for MAC for years but in different form factors. If you have decided to remove Mackeeper thrn follow this guide to Remove Mackeeper From iMac and MacBooks.
The primary marketing principles that it follows is based on utilities, apps, and a cleaning service that helps in cleaning your MAC of excessive junk and unwanted files. Such that your MAC can run in tip-top shape at all times. But in recent times, several users have found out that using Mackeeper has only caused more problems than repairs.
Such that there are several questions raised as to whether or not Mackeeper is safe for your MAC? Or would it affect the overall performance? Or how does it pop up out of nowhere even though there is no trace of it in your entire MAC?
How to Uninstall MacKeeper
But the bottom line is that Mackeeper is often uninstalled as there are several issues with it. But even after uninstalling it completely, it appears out of the blue. Few users have reportedly reinstalled the entire OS of MAC to get rid of the leftovers of Mackeeper. But thankfully, due to the problem being brought to light, several users have found unique alternatives to uninstall the software entirely.
Thus, if you are a MAC user and wish to uninstall Mackeeper, then don’t worry, we have enlisted several steps below that you can check out. The methods that are enlisted below will work seamlessly with the latest version of Mackeeper (3.16.8) and any version higher than (3.16). Let’s take a closer look at uninstalling Mackeeper completely.
How to remove MacKeeper from Macbook
If you are a MAC user, then, the basic instinct would be to drag and drop the icon of Mackeeper to the trach icon. But before that, there are certain things that you would have to do.
- If you have extensively utilized the features of Mackeeper, then try to revert all the changes. Ensure that your files and data are safe.
- Also, any backups that you might have carried out through Mackeeper needs to be copied into a secure location. Ensure that all these files are safe as once you delete Mackeeper, all of your data associated with the app along with personal files and user information would be lost.
- If it’s the demo version of Mackeeper, then quit the app and move it to the trash icon. But ensure that you have none of your files associated with Mackeeper.
Step by Step Guide to completely remove MacKeeper from Macbook
But if you have activated Mackeeper and have the full version, then you would have to quit the application form the menu bar. After which choose preferences from the Mackeeper menu and select the general icon. For the Mackeeper icon, remove the status from which it asks you to “show Mackeeper icon in the menu bar.” After which you can quit Mackeeper.
Step 1 – open finder from the icon of the finder present on the dock.
Step 2 – Search for all your applications and move Mackeeper to the trash.
Step 3 – when prompted with an administrator password, then enter your MAC’s password. But then Mackeeper might again ask for the password, enter it again.
Step 4 – if it’s a demo version, then when you might have placed Mackeeper in the trash. Then it would automatically open your web browser and confirm the uninstalling of the application.
Step 5 – if the Mackeeper that you are willing to uninstall is activated, then it will open a browser which will ask you the reason for uninstalling the software. There is no need to provide any reason. Hit the uninstall option. It will uninstall all the utilities and services that it has on your MAC. During uninstalling the application, it might ask for the password, thus enter it to continue uninstalling the software.
Step 6 – till step 5, 90% of the overall components of the Mackeeper will be removed effectively. For the rest, 10% of the steps are as follows.
Step 7 – open the finder and enter “~/Library/Application Support.” It is to open the support for the application that you have installed on your MAC.
Step 8 – once the folder opens, you will have to find Mackeeper and delete all the files present in it. You can do so by either moving the folder to trash or selecting the folder and clicking on the delete button.
Step 9 – last but not the least step would be to clear the cache of Mackeeper. Using finder, find the cache of Mackeeper. Delete all the files associated with it to get rid of the applications thoroughly.
Step 10 – clear the trash. Also, ensure that you clear out the extensions on safari as well. Ensure that the cache of safari is cleared out from Mackeeper and its components.
Thus, the above-given steps give a comprehensive guide in eliminating Mackeeper out of your MAC.
We have shared a complete guide that will help you to remove and uninstall MacKeeper completely from your Mac System. If you are still facing issues then comment below or contact us.