A Quick Guide on How to Uninstall MacKeeper

By Jordan, Last updated: February 28, 2019

There are a lot of Mac users who are wondering what is a MacKeeper and how to uninstall MacKeeper from their Mac device. So in this article, we are going to tell all about the MacKeeper and at the same time, we are going to show you several ways on how can you possibly uninstall this from your Mac.

There are actually several entities that are having some unsuspecting downloads and software to buy as well as services that have questionable value. And with that, the MacKeeper is considered to be one of these products.

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However, there are a lot of complaints about the MacKeeper that it is causing their Mac to run slow. Aside from that, there are also some Mac users who say that they have just accidentally downloaded this software and they want to get rid of it but they do not know how.

So here are several ways that we are going to show you for you to be able to uninstall the MacKeeper software from your Mac.

Part 1: Easiest and Quickest Way to Uninstall MacKeeper

Once that you try to uninstall any applications from your Mac and you just try to drag it to your trash, there are still a lot of files associated with it that is left behind. That is why you still have to go through all of your files manually to find all the files associated with the application and have them deleted one by one.

But there is another way – a faster and easier way – for you to be able to uninstall any application from your Mac including MacKeeper. And this is by using another software that will do all the job for you. And one tool that we highly recommend is by using a program that we call the iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller.

The iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller is one powerful tool that will definitely help you uninstall your MacKepeer easily and it will include all the files that are associated with it. All you need to do is just a few clicks and you’re done. The MacKeeper and all the files that come with it will then be completely deleted from your Mac. To know more about it, here is a step by step guideline for you.

Step 1: Download and Install

First is that you have to download the iMyMac PowerMyMac application from our official website (http://www.imymac.com). And once that you have successfully downloaded the program, go ahead and have it installed on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch the Software

After successfully installing the iMyMac PowerMyMac on your Mac, go ahead and have the program launched on your Mac. And on the main interface of the iMyMac PowerMyMac, you will be able to see your Mac’s system status. This status is actually real-time so you will be able to know what is happening on your Mac as you are using it.
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Step 3: Choose From the Menu

On the same screen, you will be able to see three menus at the top of your screen. The “Status”, “Cleaner”, and “Toolkit”. And from those three, go ahead and simply choose Toolkit.

Step 4: Choose Uninstaller

After choosing Toolkit from the main screen of the program, you will then be able to see a list of modules under Toolkit. And from that list f modules, go ahead and choose Uninstaller.
Toolkit

Step 5: Scan Your Application

After so, the program will then ask you to scan all the applications that you have on your Mac. So from here, all you need to do is to click on the “Scan” button. Wait until the program is done scanning all the applications on your Mac. You will be able to know that the scanning process is complete once that you see a full circle on the left side of your screen.
Uninstaller

Step 6: View All Applications

Once that the scanning process is complete, you can now view all the applications that the program had scanned. All you need to do to see them is to click on the “View” button.

Step 7: Locate and Select the MacKeeper

From the list of applications that you see on your screen, go ahead and locate and choose the MacKeeper application. Once that you click on the MacKeeper, the program will then show you all the files that are associated with it on the right side of your screen.
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Step 8: Choose All Files to Clean

From the list of files on your screen, go ahead and choose all the files that you would want to remove from your Mac together with your MacKeeper. You can select them by ticking on the small circle behind each file or you can just click on “Select All” at the top of your screen.

Step 9: Uninstall the App

After choosing all the files, go ahead and push through with the uninstalling process. All you need to do from here is to click on the Clean button and then confirm the action on the pop-up box that will appear on your screen. Then the iMyMac PowerMyMac will start to uninstall the MacKeeper and delete all the files that are associated with it. All in just one click. Then you are done!
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Part 2: How to Uninstall MacKeeper on Mac in its Own Way

When you try to browse on the MacKeeper’s website, you will be able to see that uninstalling this program from your Mac is quite easy. All you need to do is to quit the application and drag it to your Trash Bin. However, if you are using an older version of Mac, then you might want to try removing its menu bar icon first.

Here is how to do it.

Step 1: On the Apple menu on your Mac, go ahead and choose “Go”.

Step 2: Then after that, select Applications.

Step 3: Then from the window that appeared on your screen, go ahead and double-click the MacKeeper icon.

Step 4: So from the MacKeeper menu, go ahead and choose Preferences. This will then make another window appear on your screen.

Step 5: From the new window that appeared on your screen, go ahead and choose General.

Step 6: In General, go ahead and simply uncheck the box for the option “Show MacKeeper icon in menu bar”.

Step 7: Then, if you go back to the MacKeeper menu, go ahead and simply click on the “Quit” option.

Step 8: Then after that, simply go ahead and drag the program to your Trash Bin from your Applications window.

Step 9: Then your system will then ask you to enter your admin password twice. So just go ahead and enter your password.

After completely uninstalling the MacKeeper from your Mac using the steps that we have provided above, you will then be taken to the website of the MacKeeper and ask you to answer for a survey. It will just simply ask you for your reason on uninstalling the MacKeeper from your Mac so answering this will be optional.
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Part 3: Uninstalling MacKeeper from Mac The Manual Way

Aside from the method that we have shown you above, there is also another way for you to be able to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac. Sure that you have uninstalled the program doing the method above but you have to remember that there are some files associated with it that were not able to remove from your Mac.

This is the reason as to why you would be needing to go through your files one by one just to find all of the files associated with the MacKeeper and have them remove from your Mac. This way, you will be able to completely gain back more of your storage space.

Here is how you can find those files.

Step 1: Go ahead and launch Finder on your Mac.

Step 2: After that, go ahead and choose the Finder’s Go menu.

Step 3: From that menu, go ahead and select “Go to Folder…”. This will then make another dialog box appear on your screen.

Step 4: From the dialog box that appeared on your screen, go ahead and type in the following:

~/Library and then go ahead and click on the Go button. Doing this will then allow you to open the Library folder which is the selected default location of your files.

Step 5: From the library, go ahead and look for the folder that has the name MacKeeper Backups.

Step 6: Once that you have found that folder, go ahead and simply drag that folder to your Trash Bin.

Step 7: After that, go ahead and look through your library folder and launch the Application Support folder.

Step 8: From the Application Support folder, go ahead and simply look for any folders that have the MacKeeper name on it. Once that you have found those folders, go ahead and choose then drag them to your Trash Bin.

NOTE: There are also some other folders that you need to find and you need to delete from your Mac and here are they.

  • Look for your Cache folder and look for the following and drag it to your Trash.

     o com.mackeeper.MacKeeper

  • Look for your Launch Agents and look for the com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper.plist or any other folders that contain the name MacKeeper and drag them to your Trash.
  • Go ahead and look through your LaunchDaemons folder and check for the com.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft and then have them dragged to your trash.
  • Go ahead and go to your Library and then launch Preferences and look for the folder that has the name com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.AdwareAnalyzer.plist and drag it to your Trash.

Step 9: Once that you have successfully go through all of your folders on your Mac and have all the files associated with the MacKeeper moved to your Trash on your Mac, go ahead and have your Trash Bin emptied out.
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Part 4: Preventing the MacKeeper Appear on Your Mac Again

In some cases, once that you have installed the MacKeeper on your Mac, it will have you resulted in the Safari extensions and cookies will also be installed. There are also some other ads that will keep on appearing on your Mac.

But do not worry especially if you are using the latest version of your macOS because this actually contains a built-in tool that will help you get rid of that unwanted adware and malware once that you restart your Mac. However, if this does not work for you, here is what you need to do.

Step 1: Go ahead and click on the Apple menu and then choose the option “Force Quit”.

Step 2: From the window that appeared on your screen, go ahead and simply choose Safari and then click on the “Force Quit” button.

Step 3: Once done, go ahead and have your Safari re-launch on your Mac while you are holding down the SHIFT key on your Mac’s keyboard. Doing this will help you prevent any windows that were open from trying to re-open.

Step 4: And then, from the menu bar on your Safari, go ahead and simply click “Preferences”.

Step 5: Then after that, go ahead and click on “Extensions”.

Step 6: From the list that pops up on your screen, go ahead and choose any extension that you do not know and then go ahead and click Uninstall on each of them.

Step 7: Once done, go ahead and choose “privacy”.

Step 8: After that, go ahead and choose Manage Website Data

Step 9: Then a sheet will appear on your screen. From there, go ahead and type in MacKeeper in the Search box. This way, your Mac will be able to show you any data that is connected to your MacKeeper.

Step 10. Once that you have seen all of those data, go ahead and click on the “Remove All” button.

Step 11: And lastly, go ahead and close on the Preferences window. Then go ahead and choose Quit Safari.

Step 12: Once that you are done, you can go ahead and close the Preferences window then go ahead and have your Mac restarted.

There you go! That is how easy to uninstall the MacKeeper from your Mac. You can choose to do it the long way of by using the powerful tool iMyMac PowerMyMac Uninstaller and save you more of your time in doing the task.

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