Newbie to Mac here... VERY newbie lol..
Helping someone with a slow Mac issue...
Observing Activity Monitor I can see MacKeeper Helper sucking up TONS of CPU steady. Even when idle. Anywhere from 30% to over 70%.
One cannot have a browser window open & say Word at the same time. It will take forever to open another app.
Research seems to indicate it may not be one of the best apps out there & it seems everyone is trying to kill it.
I also understand it can be a real bear to remove.
Can someone point me to some step-by-step instructions on getting rid of this thing?
And some alternatives (preferably free) that do basically the same things MacKeeper is supposed to do without thrashing the hdd?
It is a MacBook Pro
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Not sure what else you need as far as specs, etc ...
I am not afraid to use "terminal" and not afraid to blow it away & re-do from scratch if that is what it takes.
Would rather not blow it away though.
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.