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Help! Remove MegaPlayer by Tuguu SL

Megaplayer is a product of the Spanish Tuguu SL and is created under Freeware license. However, the program is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application or adware and may be distributed via bundling. Once installed on your PC, it will show you ads as on the application itself, as in New Tab pages opened without your permission no matter which your default browser is.

NameMegaPlayer
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe program should help users create playlists.
SymptomsAdvertisements may be generated, information may be collected.
Distribution MethodIts official page, bundling.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By MegaPlayer

Although MegaPlayer is not malicious, the displayed ads may link you to websites that contain malicious software and may cause security-related issues. It is highly recommended not to click on those ads as well as completely remove this software from your PC.

MegaPlayer’s Distribution

Many users download it on their systems themselves as it seems to be beneficial. However, a number of users may notice its presence on their systems and may wonder how it has appeared there.

MegaPlayer can be downloaded from its official website which is megplayer(dot)com. DomaIQ is the install manager that will manage the installation of MegaPlayer. It will recommend you additional free software which may include toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications, anti-virus applications, and other types of applications.

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Anyway it is more likely to get it bundled with other freeware. This distribution method is a legitimate one but it doesn’t reveal the distribution of additional third party software in a correct way. The result is having installed a variety of programs on your computer without your knowledge. Sometimes PUPs are included to the installation setup and installing unwanted programs could be avoided. When you launch the installation setup click on the “Advanced” or “Custom” option to see what, exactly, will be installed and manage the items you want to install.

MegaPlayer’s description and behavior

MegaPlayer is a player that lets you create custom playlists very easy and quickly. It enables you to combine custom playlists of your videos in YouTube with video and audio files on your PC. It could play .mp4, .mp3, .ogg, .acc, .3gp, .mov, .hdmov, .vob, and other files.

Although it seems to be a beneficial player, there is information that the installation is accompanied by Babylon, Funmoods, SweetIM, Funmoods or Claro Toolbars. The good news is that you can decline to install each of them. Furthermore, the download process may offer you to change your browser’s homepage, change your default search provider and install icons to your computer desktop. All provided software may include advertisements within the application.

The additional information they collect is tracking information like IP address, browser and operative system you are using, details about your computer hardware, the applications you have installed on your PC, and pages you visited on their Sites.

Remove MegaPlayer Completely

Remove MegaPlayer manually from your computer following the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. Have in mind that sometimes after completing the removal manual there may be leftover files on your PC and ads could still appear. In this case, you can completely remove these files with an advanced anti-malware program. It will solve your problem and will keep your system safe.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall MegaPlayer in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall MegaPlayer.

    Step 2: Remove MegaPlayer from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select MegaPlayer and click “Remove

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    After MegaPlayer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate MegaPlayer and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After MegaPlayer is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select MegaPlayer to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After MegaPlayer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on MegaPlayer
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall MegaPlayer. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the MegaPlayer will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove MegaPlayer automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all MegaPlayer associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the MegaPlayer threat: Manual removal of MegaPlayer requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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