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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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego 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 – Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego 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 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 (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 from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for MegaBackup-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, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the MegaBackup-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 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,
  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 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-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 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 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 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 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-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 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 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

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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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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