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Remove MegaBackup ads (Free Instructions)

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What is known about MegaBackup application?

MegaBackup is an obscure program that cannot be trusted. Although we cannot refer to it as MegaBackup virus, it definitely falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) that seek to convince the computer user to buy some suspicious maintenance services. We have added this PUP to system tools category because it is a legitimate program, no matter that its services are quite vague. It pretends to be a useful backup tool, which supposedly helps users to “protect precious files from accidents.” However, computer security experts doubt that this program can be trusted as it intrusively advertises paid services the entire time. Firstly, it suggests the backup service “at just 4.99 EUR per month,” and during the uninstall process it displays pop-ups urging the victim to purchase this service for a lower price.

Questions about MegaBackup ads

Besides, this application can repeatedly show intrusive pop-up ads asking to obtain the full version of MegaBackup whenever the user browses the Internet or uses other programs. Such activity is definitely annoying, and should not be tolerated. During its installation process, this application might also ask you to install additional programs, for example, rogue PC optimizers, which might also display pop-ups asking to purchase their full versions. Such activity can diminish computer’s performance and make other programs lag, so it is recommended to remove MegaBackup. This program can be deleted manually or by using ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner programs. To explain how to eliminate this program, we have prepared detailed guidelines for Mac and also for Windows users. These MegaBackup removal instructions are presented below the article.

Screenshot of MegaBackup

When did you install this program?

Potentially unwanted programs (PUP) like MegaBackup hijack computers when installed together with other free computer programs, so we suggest checking the list of recently installed programs/apps now. You should be extremely careful when installing free software because most of the free programs carry additional files or programs that are suggested to the user during the installation process. Of course, in an indirect way. Most free programs automatically add user’s permissions to install “recommended” software to Default/Standard installation settings, which users tend to rely on. Therefore, we recommend you to change these settings to Custom or Advanced option and then deselect all “recommended” downloads.

How to remove MegaBackup from your PC or Mac?

As you may have already noticed, this software is annoying, and you do not have to use its services if you do not want to. If this potentially unwanted program has been added to the system without your knowledge, we recommend you to remove it. To uninstall this system tool from the system, use MegaBackup removal instructions presented below. If after removing this backup tool you continue receiving intrusive ads, it means that the computer might be infected with an adware program. To identify it, we strongly recommend running anti-malware tool. You should use a trustworthy anti-malware application, so our team strongly recommends using these programs – ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. These programs can remove MegaBackup and other spyware or malware applications at once.

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To remove MegaBackup ads, follow these steps:

Erase MegaBackup from Windows systems

If you are tired of pop-up ads that prompt you to purchase data backup services, delete the program that makes them appear. You can uninstall MegaBackup software with the help of this guide. Do not forget to check your browsers for related components as well!

To remove MegaBackup ads from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to MegaBackup ads (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall MegaBackup from Mac OS X system

To remove MegaBackup, simply go to the Applications folder and move the MegaBackup icon to Trash. However, before you do that, we strongly recommend you to look at instructions that we have prepared and do everything as explained below.

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove MegaBackup ads from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for MegaBackup ads-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove MegaBackup ads, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to MegaBackup ads and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the MegaBackup ads-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of MegaBackup from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MegaBackup ads and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MegaBackup ads removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete MegaBackup ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the MegaBackup ads-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove MegaBackup from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to MegaBackup ads and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case MegaBackup ads did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete MegaBackup ads removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate MegaBackup from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to MegaBackup ads by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the MegaBackup ads-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete MegaBackup ads removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase MegaBackup from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to MegaBackup ads and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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Olivia Morelli
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  1. Odessa says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Oh I know this megabackup program. It is so annoying! I dont think its useful at all.

  2. Danya says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I dont like the fact that MegaBackup urges you to buy its full version by displaying all these needless ads… If I want somethingIll buy it no need to spam me with intrusive ads

  3. cer30 says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Can somebody recommend a good anti-malware program? I am too tired and I dont want to deal with this annoying program manually.

  4. Kirill says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I use reimage but heard that malwarebytes and plumbytes work good too

  5. Angel says:
    December 11th, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Why I dont find a reset button for safari??

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