MacKeeper

Category: Adware and PUAs Protection available since:29 Dec 2017 03:41:32 (GMT)
Type: Unspecified PUA Last Updated:14 May 2019 05:11:37 (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
4.9K
SHA-1
001c895bebeb1c185e664870623f3532cc3fb15a
MD5
24dd058ffe936244bb43a6eb9612310b
CRC-32
1cb55fe2
File type
ASCII text / 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format
First seen
2017-08-26

Example 2

File Information

Size
2.0K
SHA-1
006777ad9b5dd06e2a80b85d3d43d3e8e403786a
MD5
b163e39fa8358136fb9950c8e2e14e6c
CRC-32
d258a34c
File type
ASCII text / 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format
First seen
2019-04-27

Example 3

File Information

Size
2.6K
SHA-1
0082330110560d1ddd146a0c593484b379ac38fc
MD5
5124311c2f4ded770d7b3cd4bbfda46b
CRC-32
1a2bc017
File type
ASCII text / 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format
First seen
2018-06-21

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