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    I have avast anti virus on my mac. Today within a minute or so it warned me that it had blocked 4 infections. I ran a scan & the 4 infections were

    /Users/myname/Downloads/MacKeeper.3.4.2.pkg -

    comzeobitmackeeper.pkg/Scripts/{gzip}/postinstall
    comzeobitmackeeper.pkg/Scripts/{gzip}
    MacKeeper.pkg/pkg/Scripts/{gzip}postinstall
    MacKeeper.pkg/pkg/Scripts/{gzip}

    I was in my Yahoo inbox when this happened, but I didn't knowingly download anything before avast alerted me to this. I don't understand how this software could be trying to access my computer.

    Do I just delete it?

    Thanks,
    Carole
    01-13-2017 12:38 PM
  2. JML5150's Avatar
    yes, you don't want anything to do with mackeeper
    01-14-2017 04:58 AM
  3. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore.

    You most likely innocently download MacKeeper. Yes you want to remove it. You can use an app called Malwarebytes. It's free. Malwarebytes will scan your Mac and find all the parts of MacKeeper. Then just delete it. Next time you download something make sure it does not include MacKeeper as part of the download.
    01-14-2017 06:39 PM

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