Customers Who Bought MacKeeper Can Get a Refund Under New Settlement

If you were tricked into buying MacKeeper, you may be able to get your money refunded. MacKeeper, for those unfamiliar, is Mac software that purports to optimize a Mac and keep it secure from viruses and malware, advertising claims that it has not been able to live up to.

As shared by Macworld, following a class action lawsuit that accused MacKeeper developer ZeoBIT of deceptive advertising and false claims, a proposed settlement of $2 million has been established to provide to customers who bought MacKeeper and would like a refund.

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Customers who purchased MacKeeper before July 8, 2015 can file a claim to request a full refund of the purchase price. Customers must submit a claim form before November 30, 2015 to become a part of the class action settlement. More than 500,000 people have purchased MacKeeper, paying prices up to $39.95, and buyers will be contacted via email about the settlement.

Because of its aggressive marketing tactics, often appearing in intrusive pop-up and pop-under ads, MacKeeper has earned a negative reputation with most Mac users, who believe it's little more than bloatware.

As part of the $2 million settlement earmarked for refunds, ZeoBIT will not need to admit any fault in regards to claims of deceptive advertising and making false claims about the software's capabilities. MacKeeper is no longer ZeoBIT property, having been sold to Kromtech in April of 2013.



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42 months ago
Good, hope this damn program and company goes down in flames.
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42 months ago

who believe it's little more than bloatware.


Cute, I'm pretty sure most people believe it's malware
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42 months ago
MacKeeper CEO can eat my ****.
Rating: 9 Votes
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42 months ago
How about me? Can I get some money for all of my time I have spent helping friends/acquaintances get this wart off of their systems?
Rating: 9 Votes
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42 months ago
MacKeeper: Keeping fat middle-aged American husbands from living vicariously through foot fetish videos since the 2000's!
Rating: 6 Votes
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42 months ago
Wow, that came out of nowhere. I hate MacKeeper with a passion. Feels like if it was gone for real I could disable adblock and not get angry at the ads.
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42 months ago

For those who might not be aware.

It has been brought to my attention that allegedly when clicking on a link in an adult website, yes a p**n website link, the link will open together with a Mackeeper Ad Link.

Just in case you want to be kinky and clean your Mac all at the same time.....


There is p**n on the internet?
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42 months ago

Sorry, someone just kicked over my rock and my eyes are still adjusting to the daylight... What was the problem here? All I can find from the links is that they advertised too much and the product wasn't real good-- not that different from a million other products. I don't remember a class action suit against Zune, for example...


Well I don't remember Zune being malware.
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42 months ago
I'm going to use my Mackeeper settlement money to buy SoftRAM so I can double my memory.
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42 months ago
500,000 users at $40 a pop works out to be $20 million. This agreement has the company paying back 10% of their earned revenue. I don't think that amount is sufficient disincentive to prevent companies like this from pushing their crap.

Also consider that after lawyers get their fees, if everyone who got MacKeeper were to request a refund, it would work out to be about $2 each, give or take.
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