This is a review of the controversy utility software suite of MacOS which has cause a stir in recent times. the MacKeeper.
MacKeeper does a pretty large amount of work on your system, as its comprises of different utilities, which include an anti-virus feature, cleaning utility anti-theft features, internet security, encryption of files, recovering of deleted files and many others.
With it introduction one believe its is the perfect anti-virus utility for a MacOS until recently users raised lots of complain about the app, like its slow down the system contrary to the opposite, it wont remove itself completely when deleted, erasing hard drives, deleting of documents and photos and many more.
My personal experience with the software shows it works well even though its doesn't make a wonderful first impression, as its opening page seems to scare one into paying up. But after going through it I fell in love with it, the anti-theft features which when activated track your phone as long as its connected to internet, the ip address, location , isight snapshot every 5 minutes is one of those that capture my mind.
Also the company Kromtech provide a lovely customer care service for MacKeeper users which is available 24/7 either via email, telephone and live chat where an experience intelligent representative respond to your complain and provide you with solution. Also, the manual is available online for use.
the pricing and plan is what i find a little over board even though the over regular discount , its should be cheaper considering the price of the gadgets, the price and plans are: Premium+ / 24-mth prepaid plan =$4.95 *24 months = $118, Premium / 12-mth prepaid plan =$7.95 *12 months = $95.40 Standard / 6-mth prepaid plan =$9.94 *6 months = $59.64 Basic / 1-mth plan =$14.95
What I later found out in course of my research is that their are lots of fake anti-virus ones out there with same name, I will just implore users to be careful.
I will say the MacKeeper have its flaws and may not really be the best antivirus for Mac, though it certainly has a better set of useful features which surpass those of its competitors.
And the aid and support for its are best in class. However, in 2014 AV-Comparatives conducted a Mac malware tests for its and the results shows that we have better alternatives especially other Mac OS X antivirus products we can use as MacKeeper performance does not live up to expectation. Conclusively, I will give it a rating of 3.5/5.