Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MacKeeper Threatens YouTube Video Maker

Mike Wuerthele:

Infamous software developer MacKeeper has demanded that four videos critical of its maligned tune-up utility suite be removed from the internet, threatening the teenager behind the videos with $60,000 in court costs and legal fees.


In August 2015, ZeoBIT, creators of MacKeeper, agreed to a settlement in 2015 to put $2 million in a compensation fund to cover attorney fees, refunds and administrative costs to U.S class action claimants who purchased MacKeeper prior to July 8, 2015.

The complaint alleged that “ZeoBIT intentionally designed MacKeeper to invariably and ominously report that a user’s Mac needs repair, and is at-risk due to harmful (but fabricated) errors, privacy threats, and other computer problems, regardless of the computer’s actual condition.” Court documents state that 513,330 people are registered owners of the software in the U.S.

Previously: MacKeeper.

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