Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
MacKeeper 2012 by ZeoBIT LLC
This week we decided to review a new version of software for Macs called MacKeeper 2012 by ZeoBIT LLC. MacKeeper has been around for a few years now and it gained a huge amount of fans all over the world. So now, since the new version has been released, let’s take a look at what makes it so special and so different from other applications for Macs.
The main and the most outstanding fact about MacKeeper 2012 is that it is not just one application. It is sixteen different specialized tools in one. The new version has got a whole new interface and a few new features. MacKeeper 2012 includes about 160 new updates and bug fixes. In fact, ZeoBIT’s antivirus is listed in top 10 antiviruses in the world. MacKeeper 2012 provides an excellent way of real-time protection and online browsing safety.
Here is the list of MacKeeper 2012 features:
GEEK ON DEMAND
Let’s take a closer look at Data Control tools
This tool allows you to password-protect the data on your computer. The great thing about this feature is that the data, encrypted with Data Encryptor will be impossible to find via Finder. This feature comes in handy when you have multiple users working on your computer.
This feature would help you in case you accidentally removed a file of some kind. It will scan your hard drive in order to find files that can still be restored.
This utility is something like an office shredder. Should you have any information you want to erase completely? Shredder will do the job. It is also very easy to use –- just drag and drop the file that you want to get rid off permanently –- and click the Shred button. Be careful, not even specialized software will be able to restore those files once Shredder erases them. Perfect solution if you want to sell your computer and need to get rid of credit card numbers, passwords etc.
This feature prevents you from losing your data, creating reserve copies of files and folders on your HDD, USB flash drive and FTP.
MacKeeper 2012 includes a large amount of features when it comes to cleaning, here’s a description of each one of them
Binaries Cutter is meant to scan your applications and delete the parts of them that you don’t need (designed for other platforms –- either Power PC or Intel)and leave the ones that work with your Mac’s platform.
This feature has been especially useful for us –- MacKeeper erased a huge amount of unwanted cache files we haven’t been even aware of. Cache files are meant to speed up an access to files, but over time they pile up and eat a huge amount of precious storage space. We found this feature very useful.
This tool scans your applications and finds languages that waste space. It is very easy to set the languages that you do need –- just go to Preferences and select the ones you are going to use. The ones that you don’t need will be deleted by Languages Cutter.
This feature scans a hard drive and finds files that can be deleted. These files are created for statistical purposes and they can be safely removed without doing any damage to your system.
Another feature, that helped us to gain more of the storage space back. Duplicates Finder scans your system and looks for multiple copies of files. Once the scanning process is done, Duplicate Finder leaves you with a list of files and the ability to erase them. All the copies of your video or audio or any other kinds of files are capable of eating up a huge amount of storage space and makes it almost impossible to find all those files manually. Duplicates Finder takes just a tiny amount of time to do the scanning and erasing.
A simple and handy feature that allows you to find all files of a certain kind –- you have a few options and filters to determine what exactly Files Finder should be looking for.
This utility shows the size of your files and folders. To make it easy to determine which files take a lot of space, MacKeeper’s Disk Usage utility uses different colors to mark them, depending on the size.
Smart Uninstaller helps you to delete applications, preference panes, widgets, plugins etc. When you uninstall all of those via Trash, all the preferences, caches and logs are still staying on your Mac. Smart Uninstaller erases all of those items once and for all, without doing any damage to your system.
Scanning through the whole system and fixing it up, erasing duplicates and cache took us just
a few minutes, which is amazing. There’s now way we would’ve accomplished this so fast, running a few different applications at the same time.
Besides all, listed above, MacKeeper 2012 has a neat set of features to optimize your Mac
Keeps all of your applications up-to-date. The ones that have been updated are marked green, and the ones that need an update are marked red. It will look for an update and offer you to install it, all you need to do is just click the Update button. Saves a lot of time and keeps track of all your apps.
Allows you to determine which apps should launch during the login process.
This feature gives you options to choose which application will open a certain file type, showing the file extensions and applications that open them.
MacKeeper 2012 has a powerful security tool
It proved itself to be effective against Trojan viruses, all kinds of phishing viruses and malware. Another great aspect –- MacKeeper’s antivirus will block malicious web-sites like pornography or others of the similar kind, which makes it useful for users that have children who uses their computer.
It has an automatic security updates feature, which means that you don’t have to update it manually. Real-time antivirus scan will block potentially dangerous malware, apps and such.
ZeoBIT’s MacKeeper 2012 has improved the functionality of it’s MacKeeper’s Anti-Theft service.
In case, your Mac ends up in the wrong hands, all you need to do is go to ZeoBIT’s website and login, report your Mac stolen. As soon as your Mac goes online, MacKeeper will take a snapshot of a thief and generate a report with the current location of your computer. All you need to do now is forward that report to the police.
We reported our Mac stolen and got the report from ZeoBIT within 10 minutes.
Geek On Demand
This is a unique feature. Should you have any technical question –- just describe the problem and email it to ZeoBIT’s experts. ZeoBIT will send you a guaranteed response from certified professionals within 48 hours.
MacKeeper 2012 customer support service has three ways to contact them –- via email, Live Chat or a phone. You will get help in case you have issues with MacKeeper, from certified experts.
We really enjoyed reviewing MacKeeper 2012, cause it is, indeed, a neat and useful application. It definitely leaves its competitors a few steps behind with all its features and tools. There is no equivalent to this software for a price this cheap and a service this good.
MacKeeper 2012 gets 10 out of 10.