MacKeeper

Category: Adware and PUAsProtection available since:29 Dec 2017 03:41:32 (GMT)
Type: Unspecified PUALast Updated:06 Aug 2020 07:28:44 (GMT)

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MacKeeper is a utility software suite for MacOS that offers various features including system cleanup, optimization, anti-theft, backup and security capabilities, including anti-virus.

When installed MacKeeper initiates a scan and claims to have detected many issues on a user’s machine. It then tries to convince the user into purchacing the product in order to fix all of those issues.

MacKeeper is aggressively marketed. It has been observed to be distributed through affiliates, potentially unwanted bundleware installers and download from “scareware” style popups that claims security issues were found on a user’s machine.

Examples of MacKeeper include:

Example 1

File Information

Size
538
SHA-1
027e6726a3115b3561e2601a4c7117667cb8e684
MD5
e6699e19896ab2bbde67a50dceb19041
CRC-32
File type
ASCII text / 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format
First seen
2020-06-26

Example 2

File Information

Size
2.6K
SHA-1
072ebdd5323ca496d36788bd9f2d2015bc225b63
MD5
153070e40fe5f87643db44d6b9725388
CRC-32
File type
ASCII text / 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format
First seen
2020-07-06

Example 3

File Information

Size
5.0K
SHA-1
083f4a96db6e92171ec55beb101ccbe521b6932a
MD5
86d665876c99754d5aba3425908ead00
CRC-32
File type
ASCII text / 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format
First seen
2020-07-05

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