Need To Uninstall MacKeeper?

You don't need any third-party software to uninstall MacKeeper. Learn how to completely remove MacKeeper from your system.

Something’s gone wrong? Here’s how to get help.

So, you’ve tried MacKeeper but no longer want it on your Mac. What happened?

If there’s something else keeping you from using MacKeeper, feel free to let us know! Email us at—we ‘ll find a solution.

Before you uninstall MacKeeper

  • Make sure you have admin rights to your device, and you know your Mac admin password
  • Check your MacKeeper version: open the app, click MacKeeper in the top-left corner, and select About MacKeeper
  • Keep your files safe! Before removing MacKeeper 3.x, remember that:

    • files encrypted with the Data Encryptor feature can’t be accessed without MacKeeper—decrypt them before uninstalling the app
    • backups made with the Backup feature remain on your Mac and can be accessed even after MacKeeper uninstallation
  • Follow the next 3 steps to learn how to uninstall MacKeeper

Step 1. Quit the MacKeeper app

Open MacKeeper, and press the Command and Q keys together.

Step 2. Drag MacKeeper to Trash

  • Go to Finder > Applications, and drag the MacKeeper icon to Trash
  • Confirm that you want to uninstall, and enter your Mac admin password in the two notification boxes
  • Complete the optional uninstall survey that automatically opens in your browser

Step 3. Empty Trash and restart your Mac

Click and hold the Trash icon at the very right of the Dock, then choose Empty Trash

Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner, and click Restart

How to make sure you’ve uninstalled MacKeeper:

If you followed the steps above, MacKeeper is already gone—so are any leftover MacKeeper files. The only thing that might be left are temporary folders; however, they’ll automatically empty once you restart your Mac.

Rest assured that MacKeeper didn’t leave anything behind. To double-check, you can go through the following:

  • Check that the MacKeeper menu in the top control bar is gone after uninstall

  • Go to Finder > Go > Home (Unless you’re actively using an old version of MacKeeper 3.x, you should not see any MacKeeper Backups folder)

  • Open Finder > Go > Go to Folder, and copy-paste all these directories

    • ~/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

    If your device can’t find these directories, then MacKeeper has been removed with all its associated files. There’s nothing left for manual review.

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