A lot of Mac users find themselves regretting why they had Mackeeper in their Mac OS X. However, they just don’t know how to get rid of it. We will address the situation here today and show you how you can uninstall MacKeeper.
We won’t go into the complexities as to why a person would want to get rid of the software but the problem seems a big one. Considering the number of people who ask us how to get rid of it, it’s definitely worth covering as a topic and attempt and resolving this annoyance.
Here is a Quick guide to help you get rid of Mackeeper from your system.
The Never to be Seen Quit Command
Go to MacKeeper’s menu bar and click on MacKeeper Menu. Sadly, you won’t find a “Quit” option there. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t quit the app. There is another way of doing it.
Quitting through Applications Menu
First launch the app through the Applications folder. Click on Quit in MacKeeper’s application menu. Drag the MacKeeper icon to the trash box. As you put it into trash, a pop up window will ask for the administrator password.
Get it Off Your Hard Drive
As you provide the password, you will be asked whether or not you want to remove all the components of MacKeeper as well. Uninstall all the components and your hard drive will be free from most of the MacKeeper files.
You Don’t Need a Reason to Uninstall
You will also be asked why you want to remove the app but you don’t really have to provide a reason. After all, it’s your Mac and you’re not answerable to anyone for anything you do with your system.
The MacKeeper Helper
There is still time before you can rejoice the removal of the app. The MacKeeper helper folder is not removed from the system upon uninstalling. You will find it in the application support in Library. Upon opening this folder, you will find a NoticeEngine.plugin file. Remove that file and your system is now MacKeeper free. To make sure it doesn’t haunt you back, empty the recycle bin and restart your Mac.
There are a few more places you should check just to make sure that it’s gone completely. Access the Mac Library and look inside the Caches to ensure it’s gone. Now don’t make the mistake of installing the app again.
What About the Pop Ups?
Pop ups will never appear if you downloaded MacKeeper the right way. However, if there were third parties involved in downloading, you will have hundreds of pop ups during internet browsing that won’t allow you to do anything else.
Quitting Safari is the first step to get rid of these pop ups but then again, it doesn’t happen that simply either. Force quit the Safari App and press shift while re-launching it on your system. In this way, a new session will start without any more pop ups.
Go to preferences in the Safari app and in the extensions tab, remove everything which you don’t remember installing. Better to remove all the pervious website data as well to get rid of pop ups once in for all.