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* What is MacKeeper

* Download MacKeeper Removal Tool

* Remove MacKeeper manually

* Remove MacKeeper from Google Chrome

* Remove MacKeeper from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove MacKeeper from Internet Explorer

* Uninstall MacKeeper from Windows 10

* Uninstall MacKeeper from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall MacKeeper from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

MacKeeper intrusion method

MacKeeper installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (MacKeeper). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. MacKeeper copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is MacKeeper.dll. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name MacKeeper and value MacKeeper.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name MacKeeper.dll or MacKeeper. Also, it can create folder with name MacKeeper under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation MacKeeper starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove MacKeeper immediately.

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Features of Removal Tool

* Removes all files created by MacKeeper.

* Removes all registry entries created by MacKeeper.

* You can activate System and Network Guards and forget about malware.

* Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.

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Features of Stronghold Antimalware

* Removes all files created by MacKeeper.

* Removes all registry entries created by MacKeeper.

* Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.

* "Toolbar Remover" tool will help you get rid of unwanted browser extensions.

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* Technical details of MacKeeper threat.

* Manual MacKeeper removal.

* Download MacKeeper Removal Tool.

How to remove MacKeeper manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with MacKeeper, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally, missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by MacKeeper.

To get rid of MacKeeper, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use MacKeeper Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use MacKeeper Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall MacKeeper related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for MacKeeper entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version of Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If MacKeeper won't uninstall or gives you error message, that you do not have sufficient rights to do this, perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use MacKeeper Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find MacKeeper in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu, choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate MacKeeper or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find MacKeeper

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find MacKeeper related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove MacKeeper extension from your browsers

MacKeeper in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to MacKeeper. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.

  • Choose MacKeeper or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective MacKeeper removal use MacKeeper Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find MacKeeper and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm MacKeeper removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extensions locate MacKeeper.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like MacKeeper are very widespread and, unfortunatelly, many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like MacKeeper.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with MacKeeper and MacKeeper.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: MacKeeper wont drag to trash from applications.

Having said the above, I do get a pop up everynow and then that says "remove mackeeper from trash". Also get pop up links to other websites. Also I dont recall downloading Mackeeper, unless done by accident.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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