Software Publisher ZeoBIT, Maker of MacKeeper Faces Class Action Lawsuit

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As you may know, we’re NOT fans of MacKeeper here at MacMedics. If you’ve installed it, we recommend you remove it. See our blog post for info on how to do that:
Pennsylvania woman sues company that promises computer security:
From the article:
Holly Yencha, identified in the lawsuit only as a Pennsylvania resident, bought MacKeeper from ZeoBIT LLC for $39.95 after finding ads for it online, according to the complaint. She seeks to represent a class including all buyers of MacKeeper nationally, estimating that ZeoBIT’s liability could exceed $5 million.
According to the complaint, the free starter version of MacKeeper identifies harmless programs as “critical” problems. The complaint claims that “under MacKeeper’s reporting algorithm, even brand new computers are in ‘critical’ condition and require repair by purchasing the full version.”
The program, according to the complaint, “provides limited antivirus and firewall protection,” and deletes some temporary files, but does not meet its other promises.

One of our engineers installed MacKeeper on his Mac, and while some of what MacKeeper found in terms of clearing cache files, log files, and unneeded items like language files was technically true, it did report that his MacBook Pro was in pretty bad shape. That’s not the case, since he’s using a MacBook Pro Retina that he has been using for only about 2 weeks. It labeled his unit: Cleaning=Dirty Security=Dangerous Performance=Slow. You can see the screen shots below for more of what it found. If he wanted MacKeeper to “fix” the issues, he would have to buy the full version.

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