What means MacKeeper pop up ads message?

If your browser shows annoying popup ads with information that you should install MacKeeper or something like that, your system may be infected by adware. Usually, it redirects browsers to commercial sites, affiliated with MacKeeper company. In fact, MacKeeper is legal software, but the distribution method is very aggressive and may be classified as an adware (it also called mackeeper redirect). MacKeeper pop up ads usually appear on the different devices: PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad and on Android devices. MacKeeper advertisement may have a different design, but there are several constant features:

1) Pop up usually covers the screen in browsers, by alert messages and to force the user to install MacKeeper,
2) Pop up shows, that user’s device can’t work normally and the user should scan PC/Mac/iPhone immediately
3) Every site, that user tries to visit is redirected to another, with advertisement.
4) Mackeeper ads keep popping up for a long time.

In fact, this virus can ruin your browsing. If you want to stop and remove MacKeeper pop up ads, please read our easy article below.

MacKeeper pop up ads

How MacKeeper pop up ads get on your device?

Most of the viruses hidden come on PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad by malicious emails, network attacks, malware sites, or with other freeware software. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their device is at risk. We recommend to read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. Make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs on the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your device is already infected by popups or scam, please use the instructions below.

How to remove MacKeeper pop up ads and other scam viruses from your device?

Recommended solution

In our view, Bitdefender has most of newest scam-viruses threats in the database. Please, use it to remove annoying MacKeeper pop up ads and to prevent your PC, Mac, Android Phone or iPhone infiltration.

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Also, you can try to uninstall virus manually.

Removal instructions for Mac

Pop up may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Check all apps on your device, find malware apps(their names ussually are simmilar with pop up name)
  2. Open Finder
  3. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  4. If you see Uninstall pop up or pop up Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  5. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove pop up from your browser.

Removal instructions for iPhone/iPad

If you get a pop-up, close it. Don’t “like” it, and don’t open it, to prevent more malware infiltration into your phone. Certain third-party download sites might include programs that you don’t want with the software that you install.


    remove popup from ios
  1. Check all apps on your device, find malware apps(their names ussually are simmilar with pop up name)
  2. Touch and hold the app until it jiggles
  3. Tap cross in the upper-left corner of the app
  4. Tap Delete

Removal instructions for browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find MacKeeper Pop up.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find apps related with MacKeeper pop up.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose pop up related apps.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Information provided by Tim Kas

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