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Uninstall MacKeeper

The good thing is, you don't need any third-party software to uninstall MacKeeper. Here, you can learn how to easily remove MacKeeper from your system for good.  

Before you delete MacKeeper

Remember that the instructions to follow depend on your MacKeeper version. Here’s your must-do checklist before you uninstall the app:  

  1. Check your MacKeeper version. To do this, open it and in the top menu go to MacKeeper > About MacKeeper
Open MacKeeper menu
About MacKeeper

  1. Make sure you have admin rights and know your Mac admin password

Once you know your MacKeeper version and Mac password, just head to the right simple guide for you: 

How to remove MacKeeper 5

  1. Press Command (⌘) and Q to quit MacKeeper
  2. Go to Finder > Applications
Finder

  1. Drag the MacKeeper icon to Trash
  2. If you see a system extension window, click Continue

Delete MacKeeper

  1. Enter your Mac admin password, then click OK

Enter admin password

To completely uninstall MacKeeper, you’ll need to delete any leftover files as well:  

  1. Open Finder > Go > Go to Folder
  2. Copy and paste these paths one by one
  • ~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper
  • ~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper
  • ~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent.plist
  • ~/Library/Caches/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper
  • ~/Library/Caches/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent

  1. Drag all files in those folders to the Trash
  2. Empty Trash, then restart your Mac

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  1. Press Command (⌘) and Q to quit MacKeeper
  2. Go to Finder > Applications
Finder

  1. Drag the MacKeeper icon to Trash
  2. Enter your Mac admin password, then click OK

enter username and admin password

  1. Complete the optional uninstall survey in your browser

Complete the optional uninstall survey

  1. Empty Trash and restart your Mac

How to uninstall MacKeeper 3

Note: Before removing any MacKeeper 3.X version, please keep in mind that:

  • You need to decrypt any files you’ve hidden with the Data Encryptor feature. Otherwise, you won’t be able to access them without MacKeeper.
  • Any backups made with the Backup feature remain on your Mac and are accessible even after the MacKeeper uninstallation

To delete MacKeeper 3 from your Mac:  

  1. Quit the MacKeeper app
  2. Go to Finder > Applications and drag the MacKeeper icon to Trash
  3. Enter your Mac admin password in the notification box to confirm
Enter your Mac admin password

  1. Complete the optional uninstall survey that automatically opens in your browser

Complete the optional uninstall survey

  1. Open Safari and go to Preferences > Privacy, then type MacKeeper in the search box and click Remove All
 

Safari Preferences

To completely uninstall MacKeeper 3, you’ll need to delete any leftover files as well:  

  1. Open Finder > Go > Go to Folder
  2. Copy and paste these paths one by one
  • ~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper
  • ~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper
  • ~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent.plist
  • ~/Library/Caches/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper
  • ~/Library/Caches/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent

  1. Drag all files in those folders to the Trash
  2. Empty Trash and restart your Mac

Empty Trash

How to remove MacKeeper ad preferences

MacKeeper is deleted after you follow the above steps. You shouldn’t see any ads, but to make sure you don’t, we also recommend clearing your Safari Preferences:  

  1. Open Safari
  2. Go to Preferences > Privacy
Open Safari Preferences
Safari Preferences

  1. Type MacKeeper in the search box

Privacy Settings

  1. Click Remove All and hit Remove Now to confirm

Remove all data
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1. Open

Click above to open the MacKeeper file from your Downloads

first install step

2. Install

Select Continue to begin the installation

second install step

3. Complete

Hit Install to complete the installation

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4. Enjoy

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