Following on from my previous post in which I highlighted the interesting and fairly invasive methods that MacKeeper uses to advertise, I figure I’d touch upon it some more. The main reason that I thought I should come back to this was the fact that the ads MacKeeper is using are changing. Before, and especially with the invasive style ads, the main focus of the advertising was that “this is a recommended download to clean and ‘fix’ your Mac”. Really preying on the MacDefender malware going around these days, and at the end of the day making end users all the more cautious.
Now that as a company they’ve realised that people don’t like the sound of their app, maybe it’s for a good reason, and maybe you should stay away too. My advice: avoid, it has all the great makings of a scam, and exactly the same can be done for free – Onyx, TinkerTool etc.