How To Remove MacKeeper From Safari? Complete Guide

MacKeeper is a Mac OS X application that claims to improve Mac OS X performance. Mackeeper has been criticized by numerous Mac users for its intrusive advertising and insufficient Mac optimization, which may potentially cause damage to the user’s Mac. If you want to remove Mackeeper from Safari then continue reading.

What is MacKeeper?

MacKeeper is Mac software that is used to help Mac owners with Mac security, Mac performance and Mac maintenance. It is a paid service provided by Kromtech Alliance Corp which was founded by Zeobit, Inc. in 2008.

MacKeeper was created by Zeobit in 2008 for the purpose of providing Mac users “with the ultimate all-in-one Mac security and performance solution.” MacKeeper can be purchased on the Mac App Store for $39.95 or for $39.95 and provides Mac users with Mac security,

Purchasing this software comes with a 30-day money back guarantee that also covers MacKeeper software updates and dedicated customer support. MacKeeper is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and up so it’s supported by all Mac computers running Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite & El Capitan.

Follow These Steps for Removing MacKeeper From Safari:

  • Step 1: Open ‘Safari’ and type MacKeeper’s website in the address bar.
  • Click here if you are too lazy to click it.
  • Step 2: Click ‘Uninstall MacKeeper‘ at the top right hand corner of Mackeeper’s web page that opens in Safari browser.
  • Step 3: Type in your MacKeeper account password when prompted to do so. MacKeeper will now start downloading MacKeeper uninstaller.
  • Step 4: Locate MacKeeper’s icon in the Applications folder and drag it to the Trash icon at the Dock bar.
  • Step 5: Empty the Trash to delete Mackeeper completely from Mac OS X. Congratulations! You have successfully removed MacKeeper from safari.

Is MacKeeper Approved by Apple?

MacKeeper is a third party Mac application that promises to “quickly and easily” clean, speed up, maintain and protect Mac devices. Mac computers are built with security in mind, making Macs less susceptible to malware attacks than Windows PCs. MacKeeper claims to be able to help Mac users avoid these types of attacks by offering an extensive list of Mac maintenance features. MacKeeper also claims that Macs need regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly and that MacKeeper is the best way to do it.

The makers of MacKeeper claim that Apple endorses MacKeeper. This isn’t true; Apple doesn’t officially endorse MacKeeper or any other third party Mac app. MacKeeper is a third party Mac application, so Mac users need to decide for themselves whether MacKeeper is right for them or not.

There are 3rd party Mac apps that Apple does endorse, but MacKeeper isn’t one of them. Apple recommends using its own Mac App Store to get Mac applications.

Is MacKeeper Safe for Mac?

MacKeeper is Mac-cleaning software that claims to rid Macs of adware, junk files, and spyware. Mac fans are divided on MacKeeper’s utility some swear by it while others consider MacKeeper a threat. Take this quiz to find out if MacKeeper is safe for Mac!


If you would like to remove MacKeeper from Safari, here are the steps. First, open your terminal and type in “defaults delete com.mackeeper” then press enter on your keyboard. Next, go into Activity Monitor by pressing command+option+esc or by going to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and find MacKeeper’s process and select it with a mouse click and hit “x” key to terminate the process. Finally, close out of all tabs that have opened up so far including this one! You should now be able to access Safari without having any pop-ups or tab redirections happen when opening new pages.

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