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Most recent update: Mon 3 Sep 2018
Want to remove MacKeeper? The easiest way is to use my free/shareware app DetectX Swift, but if you’re looking to do it yourself, here’s the complete list of all past and current known filepaths.

Bear in mind that DetectX Swift can find other MacKeeper paths that are not on the list due to its internal search heuristics; however, I’ll update this list as new paths come to light. If you happen to find any that are not on the list, please share in the comments!

Thx & Enjoy!

/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper
/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper/
/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper/
/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper/MacKeeperATd
/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper/MacKeeperTrackMyMacDaemon
/Library/Security/SecurityAgentPlugins/MKAuthPlugin.bundle -- warning: deleting this file could harm your Mac! Contact me for help.
~/Documents/MacKeeper Backups
~/Library/Application Support/com.kromtech.AdwareBuster
~/Library/Application Support/com.kromtech.AdwareBusterAgent
~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.AdwareAnalyzer
~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper
~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper
~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.MKCleanService
~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Uninstaller
~/Library/Application Support/com.mackeeper.MacKeeperAgent
~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper
~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper 3
~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper Helper
~/MacKeeper Backups

Bundle Identifiers & Launch Labels


how to uninstall MacKeeper


how to get Eclipse and Java to play on Yosemite


If you’re trying to launch the Eclipse IDE with Apple’s old 1.6 JDK installed and find that you’re having trouble updating your Java installation, try the following procedure.

1. Remove Apple’s JRE
First up, let’s get rid of the end user plug in. In Terminal, do

sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

2. Remove Apple’s JDK
Next, we need to uninstall the Java Development Kit. Do not mess about in the System’s Frameworks/JavaVM.framework folders. You’ll need those. Rather, in Terminal do

sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk

If you’ve got later versions of the JDK (like 1.7), change the file name in the above command appropriately.

3. Install Oracle’s JDK for Mac
Next go to the Oracle Java page and look for the latest JDK. It’s important that you get the JDK for developers and NOT the JRE for end-users if you want to use Eclipse.

Download and run the installer. You should now be able to launch Eclipse without problems. 🙂

Picture: Eclipse by A4size-ska

protect your mac from malware, viruses and other threats

Nessus Vulnerability Software

If you’re new to Mac, you’re probably thinking that it’s a no-brainer that you need some kind of anti-virus app. Once you start looking around the web for reviews, it’s inevitable that you’re going to come across the Great Mac AntiVirus Debate: in the one corner, those who say Mac users who forego antivirus protection are arrogant and just setting themselves up for a fall, and in the other those who’ve used Macs for umpteen years, never had or heard of any real threat, and consequently say AV software is a waste of time.

You can read round this debate for years and never come to a satisfying conclusion, largely because its as much about what you ‘ought’ to do as it is about what is the case. Just because you’ve never had any viruses, doesn’t mean you won’t get one tomorrow. And yet, there are NO viruses in the wild known to affect macs, and so when one does arrive, it will be unknown to your AV scanner. Hence, an AV Scanner is just a waste of system resources (and possibly money, if you paid for it). Yikes! What do I do!!

What you do is sidestep the whole debate and stop thinking only about virus scanners, which after all deal with only a small subset of all the possible attack vectors in the internet age, and start thinking in terms of vulnerability scanners. Unlike a simple virus scanner, a vulnerability scanner examines your system not only for malware but also for any vulnerabilities in commercial software, plug ins, your system setup (including network and other sharing settings) and other installed items. The scanner will not only explain the threat and its severity but also tell you what, if anything, you need to do, recommend patches and guide you to links for more info where available.

You can use something like Nessus for free if you are a home user, which will give you a far better insight into the possible attacks someone could implement on your system (and it will check your system against almost all of the major virus scanner databases like Symantec, etc).

Even better, a vulnerability scanner like Nessus won’t just examine your machine, it’ll look at everything else (and all the installed apps) of anything on your home network including phones (any platform), other computer systems (any OS), and even your router.

uninstall flashback trojan

Among all the confusing posts and scare stories on offer this week about the flashback trojan, a lot of people seem to have missed the instructions for dealing with it.

Here’s F-Secure’s removal procedure:

uninstall trojan downloader

Here’s Rich Mogull’s general advice for securing your mac in light of this new threat:

What you need to know about the flashback trojan

It’s also worth emphasizing that, for technical reasons, if your mac has Microsoft Office 2008 or 2011 or Apple’s XCode installed, this particular trojan will not have been able to infect your computer.

how to remove Lion Recovery disk

If you have reverted your mac to Snow Leopard from Lion, its important that you also remove the Recovery HD, as it can compromise the security of your Snow Leopard installation (for security issues with Lion, see here). Reverting to SL via Time Machine or restoring from a clone will leave the Recovery partition in place, meaning anyone can boot into it and reset your Snow Leopard passwords merely by restarting your mac while holding down the ‘option’ key.

To remove the Recovery disk follow this procedure:

1. Revert back to Snow Leopard using Time Machine or a clone.

2. Once you’re up and running and have confirmed everything is good, go to Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) and paste/type this command to confirm the presence of the Recovery HD:

diskutil list

then press ‘Return’. If you see a partition labelled something like this

Apple_Boot Recovery HD (see image above)

then you will need to continue with the rest of the procedure. If the Recovery HD is not listed here, you do not have the Recovery partition and need not worry further.

3. If you find the Recovery HD in the list, paste the following command into Terminal:

defaults write DUDebugMenuEnabled 1

Press ‘Return’.

Now open Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility). In the menubar at the top, choose Debug > ‘Show every partition’

On the left in the main Disk Utility window, you’ll be able to see ‘Recovery HD’ (it’ll be greyed out). You can click ‘Mount’ in the taskbar to make it active, and you can now delete it using control-click/right click – erase or by using the ‘erase’ tab in DU’s window.

If you want to confirm that the Recovery disk is no longer present, go back to Terminal and type the command from step 2.

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how to uninstall MacKeeper – updated


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Last updated: June 16, 2018

If you’re unfamiliar with the reputation of MacKeeper but have come here because you downloaded it – or it downloaded itself after you were inadvertantly redirected to some unwanted website – and are now wondering whether you made a mistake, let me present you with a few facts.

MacKeeper is one of the most infamous pieces of software on the macOS platform. This post itself was first published in September 2011, and has since received over 2 million hits from people wishing to uninstall MacKeeper from their computers.

When I ran MacKeeper’s free trial version on a brand new clean install of macOS, it told me that my system was in ‘serious’ condition and that I needed to buy MacKeeper in order to solve all my problems.

MacKeeper on Mavericks

It seems, then, that MacKeeper thinks macOS, freshly installed, is a poor piece of software engineering, but the feeling is mutual. macOS doesn’t like MacKeeper much either. macOS provides the following warning about MacKeeper:

12/05/2015 17:48:00.946[1]: (com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper) This service is defined to be constantly running and is inherently inefficient.

If you have installed MacKeeper and wish to remove it, read on.

i. If you have used MacKeeper’s encryption feature, be sure to unencrypt before you uninstall MacKeeper. You should also check whether any of your personal files are stored in /Documents/MacKeeper Backups.

Backups & other disks
ii. If you have any disks connected to your mac, including Time Machine, eject them before you start the uninstall procedure.

iii. If you have anything in the Trash, empty it now before you start.

You are now ready to uninstall MacKeeper.

The Easy Way

As I’ve been involved in helping people uninstall MacKeeper for over 5 years, I eventually got round to the task of automating the process so that folks who were not that technically proficient with computers could take advantage of the information on this page.

If that sounds like you, then the easiest way to uninstall MacKeeper is to use my app DetectX. This is a shareware that can be used for free 😀. You do not need to sign up to anything, subscribe to anything or give anyone your email address. Just download the app, run it, remove MacKeeper and be on your way.

After several years of testing and refining my app’s removal procedure, I now recommend using it even for proficient users as it is simply faster, more reliable and less prone to error than doing it any other way. The only people who should really consider the manual option are those that are running versions of macOS that are too old to run DetectX.

Please note also that the list of filepaths below is somewhat out of date. Follow the instructions, but consult my post here for the most recent update to the list of MacKeeper filepaths.

The Manual Way

If you need to remove MacKeeper manually then follow these instrutions carefully. They’ve been refined over the years by many people who contributed in the hundreds of comments that follow this post and have been proven to work without exception. However, bear in mind that the onus is on you to follow the instructions to the letter. For that reason, go slow, read carefully and don’t do anything if you’re not sure what you’re doing. If you have any doubts, post a question in the comments.

Here we go!

1. If MacKeeper is running, quit it. From the sidebar in any Finder window, choose your hard disk icon and go to your Library folder. Look in the Application Support folder for the folder inside it called ‘MacKeeper’:

/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper

Drag this folder to the Trash.

2. Still in Library, look for and trash any of these you find in the same way:



3. If you are using OS X Lion 10.7 or later, use the ‘Go’ menu in Finder’s menubar and hold down the ‘option’ key. Choose ‘Library’ from the menu (yes, this is a different Library folder from the one you were just in). If you are using Snow Leopard or Leopard, just click on the little ‘Home‘ icon in the Finder sidebar and navigate to the Library. Then trash any and all of these that you find:







Be careful not to delete the wrong files: only those that have got the words ‘zeobit’, ‘MacKeeper’, ‘911’ or ‘911bundle’ should be trashed.

Update May 2015:

Due to recent changes in MacKeeper, the following files should also be searched for and removed:

~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper Helper






~/Documents/MacKeeper Backups





The last item above will require removal in Terminal or turning on of invisible files in the GUI (various 3rd party apps can do this, including my own DetectX and FastTasks 2).

4. Go to Applications > Utilities > Keychain and double click on it. Notice the padlock in the window is up there on the left, rather than down the bottom. Click on it and enter your admin password. Now go through all the items in the ‘Keychains‘ list (such as Login, System, Root) with ‘All items’ selected in the ‘Category’ list. Anything you find related to ‘MacKeeper’ or ‘zeobit’, click on it, then choose Edit > Delete from the menu.
(Thanks to Al for also mentioning this point in the Comments below! 🙂 ).

5. Open the Activity Monitor utility (Applications>Utilities>Activity In 10.10 Yosemite or later, select the View menu and choose ‘All Processes’. For earlier versions of macOS, select ‘All Processes from the drop down menu just over on the right of the dialogue box. Next, scroll down the list of items shown and see if any processes called ‘MacKeeper’, ‘zeobit’ or ‘911 bundle’ are still running. Older versions of MacKeeper may have a ‘WINE’ process running, so also look for ‘wine’. Anything you find, click on it and hit the ‘Quit Process’ or ‘X’ button (Yosemite) in the top left corner.

6. Go to your Applications folder from a Finder window and select MacKeeper. Then, hold down ‘command’ and press ‘delete’ once. If you assigned MacKeeper to be pinned in the Dock, be sure to also drag the icon off the Dock and release it anywhere over the desktop. It will, satisfyingly, disappear in the ‘poof’ of a cloud. 😀

7. When you’re done filling up your trash can with all this junk, click on the Finder> Empty Trash.

8. Go to

ïŁż > System Preferences > Users & Groups (or ‘Accounts’ for Snow Leopard) | Login Items

If you see anything to do with MacKeeper in the list of items there, highlight it, then click the little minus ‘-‘ button near the bottom of the list.

9. Restart your Mac. Everything should be back to normal, but check the Activity Monitor one last time to be sure.

Supplementary: If you have a problem with MacKeeper pop-ups while using your browser, try clearing out the caches, like this:

In Safari menubar, choose ‘Safari > Reset Safari’. Make sure all the options are checked.
This will not only clear out your caches, but everything else stored by the browser. Don’t worry, it won’t affect your bookmarks, but it will reset your ‘top sites’ and history.

In Firefox menubar, choose ‘Tools > Clear Recent History…’ and choose ‘Everything’. Again, it’ll clear everything out but won’t delete your bookmarks.

Obviously, if you use any other browsers like Opera or something you’ll have to find the same options for those too.

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1. If you have any problems carrying out the steps, try starting your Mac up in Safe mode, and then running the procedure.
2. You can safely ignore any MacKeeper files that are in the BOM or Receipts folders.
3. If you have only downloaded the MacKeeper package but not ran the installer, you only need to send the .pkg file in your Downloads folder to the Trash. That’s it!

4. If you are seeing ads on this site, we recommend that you use an adblocker!

This post has been refined and improved over time thanks to suggestions and replies made in the Comments and on Apple Support Communities. Thanks especially to Al, Lyndon and Jack.

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Last updated: 16 August, 2015

Volunteers Wanted: Since MacKeeper has become something of an international (ahem…what’s the right word here?) “phenomenon”, we need volunteers to help translate the instructions on this page into other languages. German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Thai, Russian, Chinese, etc…any other language you are fluent in aside from English.

Please contact us if you’re able to contribute a full and accurate translation (spam from commercial translation services will be ignored).


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MacKeeper – Ă©galement connu comme 911 fois Bundle sur l’App Store (maintenant discontinuĂ©). Oui, vous avez vu les annonces partout sur l’internet, des pop-up sur vos pages Web prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©es, il semble ĂȘtre partout. Malheureusement, beaucoup de gens qui l’on tĂ©lĂ©chargĂ©s et utilisĂ©s, on vĂ©cut par MacKeeper de graves problĂšmes, comme en tĂ©moignent plusieurs des centaines de commentaires Ă  la fin de cet article.

AprĂšs avoir lancĂ© une version d’essai gratuite de MacKeeper sur une nouvelle installation de Yosemite, MacKeeper m’a prĂ©venu que mon systĂšme Ă©tait dans un Ă©tat “grave” avec plus de 1500 “Ă©lĂ©ments” dont je devrais me soucier. Pour rĂ©soudre ceux-ci, il m’a invitĂ© Ă  m’inscrire Ă  un compte payant. Quand j’ai Ă©galement installĂ© une nouvelle copie de Mac OS X Mavericks, obtenu directement Ă  partir de l’App Store d’Apple, MacKeeper m’a averti de la mĂȘme chose :

MacKeeper on Mavericks

Je suppose MacKeepern’ est pas trop impressionnĂ© par l’installation standard d’Apple, et il semble que l’incompatibilitĂ© est mutuelle. En regardant la console, OS X fournit l’avertissement suivant Ă  propos de MacKeeper :

105/12/2015 17: 48: 00,946 [1]: (com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper) .Ce service est dĂ©fini pour ĂȘtre constamment en cours d’exĂ©cution et est intrinsĂšquement inefficace.

Si vous avez installé MacKeeper et que vous souhaitez le supprimer, lisez la suite.

DĂ©sinstallation de MacKeeper 2 et 3

Si vous avez utilisĂ© MacKeeper pour crypter toutes les donnĂ©es, dĂ©cryptez-les maintenant en rĂ©utilisant l’utilitaire. Si vous supprimez MacKeeper sans d’abord dĂ©crypter vos donnĂ©es, vous ne serez pas en mesure d’y accĂ©der plus tard. Ceci ne concerne que les donnĂ©es chiffrĂ©es avec MacKeeper, et non des donnĂ©es cryptĂ©es en utilisant les services de chiffrement intĂ©grĂ© dans Mac OS ou en utilisant tout autre programme.

Une fois cela fait, vous pouvez suivre les instructions de désinstallation de MacKeeper ici :

Ces instructions promettent que tous de composants supplĂ©mentaires et des processus de MacKeeper connexes seront Ă©galement supprimĂ©s. Dans mes tests sur la version de dĂ©monstration de l’application, qui est avĂ©rĂ© ĂȘtre pas entiĂšrement vrai. Voici ce qui a Ă©tĂ© laissĂ© plus aprĂšs avoir utilisĂ© le programme de dĂ©sinstallation de la version de dĂ©monstration :

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Je ne sais pas quoi d’autre pourrait ĂȘtre laissĂ© si vous avez rĂ©ellement la version payante de ‘MacKeeper. Tous mes tests sont sur l’essai gratuit. MĂȘme si vous utilisez le programme de dĂ©sinstallation fourni, je vous recommande de lancer un ou l’autre de mes applications gratuites — DetectX (pour OS X 10.6 ou ultĂ©rieur) ou FastTasks 2 (pour Mac OS X 10.9 ou ultĂ©rieur), les deux dĂ©sinstallations sont illustrĂ©es ci-dessus — pour voir ce qui est restes. Vous pouvez Ă©galement faire l’Ă©tape 4 de la procĂ©dure ci-dessous pour vous assurer que MacKeeper n’a pas accĂšs Ă  votre trousseau.

Désinstallation de versions antérieures de MacKeeper

Si vous avez une version de MacKeeper plus tĂŽt que MacKeeper 2012 ou vous souhaitez faire une dĂ©sinstallation manuelle, suivez la procĂ©dure ci-dessous. Vous ne trouverez probablement pas tous les fichiers mentionnĂ©s ci-dessous, mais tout ce que vous trouvez doit ĂȘtre supprimĂ©.

i. Encore une fois, un avertissement : si vous avez utilisĂ© la fonction de cryptage de MacKeeper, assurez-vous de dĂ©chiffrer avant de dĂ©sinstaller MacKeeper. Vous devriez Ă©galement vĂ©rifier si l’un de vos fichiers personnels sont stockĂ©s dans / Documents/MacKeeper Backups.

Time Machine
ii. Si vous utilisez Time Machine, laissez-le connecter et faites l’étape Time Machine (Ă©tape TM) aux endroits indiquĂ©s. Instructions pour l’Ă©tape de TM sont donnĂ©s dans l’encadrĂ© Ă  l’Ă©tape 1 ci-dessous.

iii. Si vous utilisez un clone sans archivage, débranchez le clone et exécutez la procédure ci-dessous sur votre disque dur interne. Quand celui-ci est terminé et que vous avez vérifié que tout est OK, connectez votre clone et effacez la partition en utilisant Utilitaire de disque. Ensuite, faire un nouveau clone.

iv. Si vous utilisez un clone avec l’archivage, redĂ©marrez en maintenant votre clone et exĂ©cutez la procĂ©dure ci-dessous sur le clone d’abord. Ensuite, Ă©teignez votre ordinateur, dĂ©branchez le clone du systĂšme et redĂ©marrez dans votre lecteur interne. ExĂ©cutez de nouveau l’ensemble de la procĂ©dure sur votre disque dur interne.

v. Si vous avez quelque chose dans la Corbeille, videz-la maintenant avant de commencer.

La procédure de désinstallation:

Dans les Ă©tapes 1 – 3 ci-dessous, vous allez chercher des fichiers liĂ©s Ă  MacKeeper et les supprimer. Certains d’entre eux peuvent exister, d’autres non.

Vous pouvez trouver tous ces fichiers MacKeeper automatiquement en utilisant FastTasks 2 (pour Mac OS X 10.9 ou ultérieur) ou DetectX (pour les versions antérieures de Mac OS X), disponibles sur mon site de distribution de logiciels,  Si vous ne souhaitez pas utiliser FastTasks 2 ou DetectX pour une raison quelconque, vous pouvez localiser chacun des fichiers manuellement en suivant les instructions ci-dessous. Dans les deux cas, assurez-vous de lire et de suivre attentivement les instructions.

Une fois que vous avez tout prĂ©parĂ© comme ci-dessus, vous ĂȘtes prĂȘt Ă  commencer la procĂ©dure de dĂ©sinstallation.

1. Si MacKeeper est en cours d’exĂ©cution, quittez-le. Dans la barre latĂ©rale dans une fenĂȘtre du Finder, sĂ©lectionnez l’icĂŽne de votre disque dur et accĂ©dez Ă  votre dossier BibliothĂšque. Regardez dans le dossier Application Support pour le dossier Ă  l’intĂ©rieur appelĂ© «MacKeeper». (Si vous utilisez FastTasks 2 ou DetectX, il suffit de double cliquer sur l’Ă©lĂ©ment dans la liste et il va ouvrir la bonne fenĂȘtre du Finder. Pour Ă©viter?? la rĂ©pĂ©tition, rĂ©pĂ©ter cette opĂ©ration pour chaque fichier MacKeeper montrĂ© dans l’analyseur.) :

/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper

Cliquez sur le dossier une fois.

Étape TM
Si vous utilisez Time Machine, faites l’étape TM maintenant.

Entrer dans Time Machine via l’icĂŽne sur votre barre de menu TM en haut de votre Ă©cran.
Cliquez sur la petite engrenage/ roue dentelĂ©e dans la fenĂȘtre du Finder et choisissez ‘Supprimer toutes les sauvegardes de fichier xxx’.
Entrez votre mot de passe administrateur pour confirmer la suppression. Quitter Time Machine et puis …

Si vous ne l’utilisez pas TM ou aprĂšs que vous avez terminĂ© l’Ă©tape TM, maintenez enfoncĂ©e la touche «Commande» et appuyez sur la touche ‘Supprimer’ pour envoyer le fichier Ă  la corbeille.

2. Toujours dans la bibliothĂšque, recherchez et mettez dans la corbeille un de ces fichiers que vous trouverez de la mĂȘme maniĂšre, en mĂ©morisant si vous avez utilisĂ© Time Machine pour faire l’Ă©tape TM d’abord dans chaque cas :



3. Si vous utilisez OS X Lion 10.7 ou version ultĂ©rieure, utilisez le menu ‘Aller’ dans la barre de menus du Finder et maintenez la touche ‘Option’. Choisissez «BibliothĂšque» dans le menu (oui, ceci est un dossier BibliothĂšque diffĂ©rent dans lequel vous Ă©tiez). Si vous utilisez Snow Leopard ou Leopard, il suffit de cliquer sur la petite icĂŽne “DĂ©part” dans la barre latĂ©rale du Finder et accĂ©dez Ă  la bibliothĂšque. Puis jetez tous ceux que vous trouvez, sans oublier de faire l’Ă©tape TM (le cas Ă©chĂ©ant) d’abord dans chaque cas :







Si vous n’utilisez pas FastTasks 2 ou DetectX, veillez Ă  ne pas supprimer les mauvais fichiers : seuls ceux qui ont les mots «zeobit» ,«MacKeeper»,«911» ou «911bundle » devraient ĂȘtre jetĂ©s.

Mise Ă  jour mai 2015 :

En raison de rĂ©cents changements dans MacKeeper, les fichiers suivants doivent aussi ĂȘtre recherchĂ©s et Ă©liminĂ©s (FastTasks 2 et DetectX ont Ă©tĂ© mis Ă  jour pour rechercher ceux-ci):

~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper Helper






~/Documents/MacKeeper Backups





Le dernier point ci-dessus devra ĂȘtre enlevĂ© dans le Terminal ou, si vous utilisez FastTasks 2 ou DetectX, vous devez activer «les fichiers invisibles» pour les voir dans le Finder. Vous pouvez activer ou dĂ©sactiver les fichiers invisibles facilement dans le menu FastTasks 2 ou depuis la fenĂȘtre principale de DetectX.

Les Ă©tapes suivantes devront ĂȘtre faites manuellement, mĂȘme si vous utilisez FastTasks 2 ou DetectX :

4. Allez dans Applications > Utilitaires > Trousseau d’accĂš et double-cliquez dessus. Vous remarquerez que le cadenas est en haut dans la fenĂȘtre sur la gauche, plutĂŽt que sur le bas. Cliquez dessus et entrez votre mot de passe admin. Maintenant, passer par tous les Ă©lĂ©ments du Trousseau de la liste (comme Connexion, SystĂšme, Racine) avec ” Tous les Ă©lĂ©ments sĂ©lectionnĂ©s dans la ” liste CatĂ©gorie. Tout ce que vous trouverez liĂ© Ă  « MacKeeper » ou « zeobit », cliquez dessus, puis choisissez Édition > Supprimer dans le menu.

(Merci Ă  Al de mentionner Ă©galement ce point dans les commentaires ci-dessous! :)).

5. Ouvrez l’utilitaire dans Applications > Utilitaires > Moniteur d’activitĂ©.app. Sous 10.10 Yosemite ou ultĂ©rieur, sĂ©lectionnez le menu PrĂ©sentation et choisissez «Toutes les opĂ©rations ». Pour les versions antĂ©rieures de Mac OS X, assurez-vous que « Toutes les opĂ©rations est sĂ©lectionnĂ© dans le menu dĂ©roulant un peu plus sur la droite de la boĂźte de dialogue, puis faites dĂ©filer la liste et voyez si toutes les opĂ©rations appelĂ©es «MacKeeper», «zeobit» ou «911 bundle» sont toujours en cours. Les anciennes versions de MacKeeper peuvent avoir une opĂ©ration nommĂ©e «WINE» l en exĂ©cution, alors regardez aussi pour «WINE». Tout ce que vous trouvez, cliquez dessus et cliquez sur «Quitter l’opĂ©ration» (en haut Ă  gauche).

6. Allez dans votre dossier Applications Ă  partir d’une fenĂȘtre du Finder et sĂ©lectionnez MacKeeper (si vous avez Time Machine, faire l’Ă©tape TM maintenant). Ensuite, maintenez la touche «Commande» et appuyez sur «Supprimer» une fois. Si vous avez placĂ© MacKeeper dans le Dock, assurez-vous de faire glisser l’icĂŽne Ă©galement en dehors du Dock et relĂąchez-la n’importe oĂč sur le bureau. Elle sera supprimĂ©e, de maniĂšre satisfaisante, dans un nuage de fumĂ©e. 😀

7. Lorsque vous aurez terminé de remplir votre corbeille avec toute cette ordure, cliquez sur le Finder > Vider la corbeille.

8. Allez Ă 

ïŁż > PrĂ©fĂ©rences SystĂšme > Utilisateurs et groupes (ou «Comptes» pour Snow L) | Ouverture

Si vous voyez quelque chose Ă  voir avec MacKeeper dans la liste des Ă©lĂ©ments, mettre en surbrillance, puis cliquez sur le petit bouton Moins “-” prĂšs du bas de la liste.

9. RedĂ©marrez votre Mac. Tout devrait ĂȘtre de retour Ă  la normale, mais il faut vĂ©rifier le Moniteur d’activitĂ© une derniĂšre fois pour ĂȘtre sĂ»r.

10. AprĂšs le redĂ©marrage, assurez-vous de rĂ©parer vos autorisations systĂšme. Si vous rencontrez des problĂšmes que vous n’aviez pas avant, rĂ©parer les ACL aussi.

** Si vous utilisez un clone, rappelez-vous de suivre les instructions donnĂ©es ci-dessus sous. “PrĂ©paration : Clones” **

Supplément: Si vous avez un problÚme avec les pop-up de MacKeeper tout en utilisant votre navigateur, essayez de vider les caches, comme ceci:

Dans la barre de menu, le menu Safari, choisissez ‘Safari > RĂ©initialiser Safari’. Assurez-vous que toutes les options sont cochĂ©es.
Cela permettra non seulement d’effacer vos caches, mais tout le reste stockĂ© par le navigateur. Ne vous inquiĂ©tez pas, cela n’affectera pas vos signets, mais cela va rĂ©initialiser les «Top sites » et l’historique.

Dans la barre de menus de Firefox, choisissez « Outils > Supprimer ‘historique rĂ©cent … » et choisissez « Tout ». Encore une fois, cela va effacer tout, mais cela ne supprimera pas vos signets.

Évidemment, si vous utilisez un autre navigateur tel qu’Opera ou quelque chose que vous aurez Ă  trouver les mĂȘmes options pour ceux qui sont trop.

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1. Si vous avez des problÚmes en effectuant les étapes, essayez de démarrer votre Mac en mode sans échec, puis lancer la procédure. Notez que VoiceOver ne fonctionne pas en mode sans échec.
2. Vous pouvez ignorer tous les fichiers MacKeeper qui sont dans un dossier BOM ou des reçus.
3. Si vous avez uniquement tĂ©lĂ©chargĂ© le paquet MacKeeper,entusute d’exĂ©cuter l’installateur, il vous suffit d’envoyer le fichier .pkg dans votre dossier TĂ©lĂ©chargements dans la Corbeille. C’est tout!

Cet article a été affiné et amélioré au fil du temps grùce à des suggestions et des réponses apportées dans les commentaires et sur les communautés de soutien Apple. Merci en particulier à Al, Lyndon et Jack.

Traduction française : Ronald Leroux

how to turn a Lion into a (Snow) Leopard

Well, a lot of folks are so unhappy with the new Lion operating system that they’re returning to Snow Leopard. Even some people who are buying new Macs with Lion pre-installed are wishing they could get rid of the new hairy cat for the cooler and more efficient previous one.

In this post I’m going to point you to a few links that should help you do just that.

What you will need:
Snow Leopard Install disks
External Drive
Carbon Copy Cloner (free software).

Safety first, folks! Go to How to Clone your hard drive — do this before you start! It’s your insurance, and it’s far better and easier than Time Machine. Even if you use TM, make a clone too!

Take a look at How to Install Snow Leopard on an External Disk — If you’ve already got Lion on your internal, install SL on an external first. Try it out for a week or so. If you’re convinced you’re going to revert fully (rather than just run both in tandem, like I do), then clone it back to your internal HDD using carbon copy cloner, as detailed above in How to Clone your hard drive.

Finally, How to revert your Mac to Snow Leopard offers a comprehensive guide from ASC community member ds store.

Good luck!

Have you reverted to Snow Leopard? Let us know how it went, and why you decided to ditch the Lion in the comments below.

OS X Lion 10.7 — the jury’s verdict

It’s been over 10 days since the jury went out to weigh up the evidence for and against Mac’s new operating system, 10.7 (OS X Lion). With Apple announcing a million downloads in the first 24 hours, there’s been no shortage of heated debate across the blogosphere and discussion boards (this thread runs to 60 pages and counting! Also see this witty and perceptive post about one user’s frustrations with the upgrade).

So it appears that some love it, others hate it, many are merely sanguine about the whole experience. A number of people are reporting trying it and reverting back to Snow Leopard with brow-mopping relief. My guess, though, is that the vast majority of Snow Leopard users are patiently waiting till a few updates have been released and all the early bugs ironed out.

It’s worth remembering the options: even if you buy Lion now to take advantage of the $30 opening price, you don’t have to install it now. You could buy it and leave the installer app in your Apps folder till the updates get released. Nor do you have to install it over the top of your existing installation. You could install Lion on an external disc instead, or move your Snow Leopard to an external disc and have Lion on your internal disc. Either of those options will allow you to play around with it and switch over fully when you’re truly ready. Don’t forget you can check out whether your existing software will work with Lion.

I have to say though, after ten days, 10.7 is starting to grow on me, and I think the external drive with Snow Leopard sitting on it is going to be gathering dust in a cupboard from now on. That’s not to say I’m thrilled with all that Lion has to offer. It’s a mixed bag, so sit back and let me read the court’s judgement in full. 🙂

The Good, …

    Mission Control

— yes, I have unwillingly been converted. The four-finger screen swipe (left/right to change screen, up/down for Spaces and Expose, respectively) is addictive, and now I don’t think I could live without it. The truth is I could never get along with Spaces or Expose in Snow Leopard anyway, but Mission Control really does sort of force itself upon you. I do miss the App Switcher that is no longer available via the trackpad (Cmd-Tab still invokes it). There are free 3rd Party programs that you can get to add it back into the trackpad, but my experience is they are awkward at best.


— this is an app I use a lot and I love what they’ve done to it. Preview’s enhancements are one of the most undersold changes in all the talk about Lion. It’s always been ahead of Adobe Reader to my mind, but it did have shortcomings, particularly with adding and placing comments neatly and readably. The new Preview has tidied that up nicely, with the comment markers placeable with much finer precision and clear, neat lines indicating which comment each belongs to. The full screen feature also looks great and makes reading a pleasure.


— is growing on me. Switch it back to Classic view for a tidier interface, but there’s still lots of nice things about it. The animated display when you double-click to open a message is very neat (note: you won’t see the animation if you’ve got your IMAP account settings set to ‘Don’t keep copies of any messages’ in Mail Preferences | Advanced).

the Bad, …
Well, overall, the worst thing about Lion is that most of the good things are really cosmetic. There’s not a lot of new things you can do with Lion, and what there are, I don’t like much, particularly the triumvirate of data guardians otherwise known as

    Resume, Autosave and Versions

— Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure every keystroke, every page, every file you ever open is remembered somewhere (and often in multiple somewheres) on your internal drive and your backup drives. It’s worth noting that not all of these are places the average user can either find or remove. This is something that not everyone is thrilled about, and certainly it’s raised a few eyebrows among the security-conscious. If I were a Chinese blogger, I’m not sure I’d want to update to Lion (you think the Chinese don’t buy Macs? Oh,please!). Another thing worth noting about the Evil Trinity is that Apple has also made them extremely difficult to turn off. Resume, despite what you might be reading elsewhere, cannot be turned off by default (or at least no one’s found a way to do it yet).

However, with all these things, it’s not so much that you can’t beat them, but that you have to work around them. Adjusting your workflow to avoid Resume, Autosave and Versions is certainly possible, but something some may rightly begrudge paying $30 to have to do (in which case, that external backup of Snow Leopard I mentioned above is your friend!). I’ve already written about Resume, and I hope to post workarounds for Versions and Autosave in the near future (sign up for the RSS feed).

The only other ‘bad’ thing I have to say about 10.7 is LaunchPad. This is the iPad look-alike-finger-swiping app display (known as ‘springboard’ on the iPad). A complete waste of time: literally, it’ll take you forever to organise it, and even then it’s a very slow way to find anything but your most familiar apps. There have always been much faster and more efficient ways to get to both your most-oft used apps (the Dock) and those you only occasionally fire up (Finder).

…and the Ugly.
It’s not often that Apple do ugly, but its been universally acknowledged that the designs for iCal, Address Book and Photo Booth are a real eyesore. Fortunately, it’s easy to get rid of them with a bit of mucking about.

So should you upgrade or not? Well, why make it a black-and-white decision when you could have the best of both worlds? If you have a spare drive hanging around, whip it out, pay your $30 and take Lion for a test-drive. If it’s not for you right now, just put it away till the updates smooth it out and the time is right regarding compatibility. After all, if you’ve invested heavily in Apple products or have a lot of legacy material, then it’s probably only a matter of time before you give in and let the Lion tame you, too!

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