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Downlite adware blocked by Apple

Posted on November 21st, 2014 at 7:24 AM EDT

Macs infected with the Downlite adware have been prevented from accessing my AdwareMedic site and portions of The Safe Mac for several weeks now. (See Adware blocking AdwareMedic downloads!.) This appears to have been done in an attempt to prevent people from removing this adware from their Macs. Fortunately, this also may have led to Downlite’s demise: it is now identified as malware by Apple!
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Ongoing MacKeeper fraud

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 AM EDT

Controversy about MacKeeper has been around almost as long as MacKeeper has existed. It is one of the most aggressively-marketed products in the Mac world, and there are numerous accusations that it isn’t useful or even that it is fraudulent. At the same time, you will find a number of positive reviews out there. How do you know what’s true? In this article, I will make the case that MacKeeper, and the company behind it (ZeoBIT/Kromtech), are not to be trusted.
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Adware blocking AdwareMedic downloads!

Posted on October 28th, 2014 at 6:24 AM EDT

Last week, I began to receive a series of reports from people that the Download button on the AdwareMedic site wasn’t working. First it was just a trickle, then a flood. For some people, the button was redirecting to the MacKeeper website. For others, it was going to a “not found” error page. I knew that the site itself wasn’t doing that, since I wrote every single piece of code on the AdwareMedic site… so what was going on?
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AdMedic is now AdwareMedic

Posted on September 12th, 2014 at 4:11 PM EDT

Due to an unfortunate naming issue, AdMedic has been renamed, and is now AdwareMedic! You will find it now on AdwareMedic.com.
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