Ads for MacKeeper refunds will run on Facebook
A sizable Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices.
MacKeeper’s developer, ZeoBit, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised.
Under a proposed settlement, ZeoBit—a company started in Ukraine but now based in California—will put US$2 million into a fund to reimburse customers but admit no fault, which is customary in class-action settlements.