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Apple security program, MacKeeper, celebrates difficult birthday

Its new owners are pushing ahead while its previous one is close to a $2 million class-action settlement

  • MacKeeper celebrated its fifth birthday last month, but the security and performance application has been dogged by accusations it exaggerates threats to complete a sale.

  • MacKeeper evaluates a computer's health as "serious" even if it is a freshly installed and patched version of OS X Yosemite.

  • MacKeeper justifies its "serious" evaluation of a computer saying it is not in danger, but contends that junk files could eventually affect its performance.

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