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MacKeeper Achieves Apple Notarisation

Apple has officially notarized MacKeeper starting from V4.7.21, recognizing it as meeting the latest security requirements for macOS Catalina.


Notarisation is a security measure put in place by Apple to check software for malicious components. It prevents users from installing “bad” apps and warns them if an app has not been checked.


All Mac software distributed outside the Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple in order to run on macOS Catalina, giving users confidence that the software they download is safe and secure.


CEO Alun Baker said: “Achieving Apple notarisation is the ultimate endorsement for the MacKeeper team and we’re proud that our software adheres to Apple’s high security and consumer standards. This process doesn’t just consider our technical credentials, but also our wider business practice, marketing methods, partners and agencies. It’s an end to end verification and we hope that it encourages more people to download MacKeeper to enhance their Mac’s performance and online security.”


To achieve notarisation, developers must send Apple the app’s code. An automated script then checks it for malware and, if nothing is found a ticket is assigned to the app to confirm that it is notarized. When a user launches an app on macOS Catalina, the built-in security system, Gatekeeper, checks if the app has been approved. If its ticket matches the Apple-issued one, Gatekeeper will display a message that the app is checked and safe to run.


Along with Apple notarisation, MacKeeper has also been certified by AppEsteem, a consumer protection platform. AppEsteem has strict rules of practice and defends against receptor apps that exhibit deceptive and risky behaviors that could harm customers. We are incredibly proud of these achievements as the combination of these two certifications elevates MacKeeper to being one of the only cyber software suites to have achieved such high standards.


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