I was just setting up a new boot drive and putting all my must-haves on it when I searched online for SpamSieve. I was on a phone call so I was extremely remiss to not notice that the top hit, which I clicked, was not c-command. I kept clicking and ended up downloading a .dmg for SpamSieve 2.9.15 which again, I just clicked on willy-nilly as I chatted my computer’s security away. Suddenly I was shocked by the installer’s request to install MacKeeper, one of the most hated malware products/companies I’ve ever had the displeasure of repeatedly uninstalling from friends’ and family members’ computers. And then two more apps came up in the installer which I was able to decline but now I’m all panicked and checking my network settings to make sure they weren’t up to their usual chicanery.
My question is whether this is SpamSieve being hijacked by the exact sort of evil that it was designed to protect against? Or is this being done with the collaboration of C-Command. Please say it isn’t the latter. Here is the link, it will try to initiate the download right away but I’m running Avast so I think there’s no other danger.
Thanks for a great product otherwise. I’ve been using it for years.