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.
|Name||MegaPlayer also known as Adware.SweetIM|
|Short Description||The program should help users create playlists.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements may be generated, information may be collected.|
|Distribution Method||Its official page, bundling.|
|Detection tool||Download 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.
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.
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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall MegaPlayer.
Step 2: Remove MegaPlayer from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select MegaPlayer and click “Remove”
After MegaPlayer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
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’.
After MegaPlayer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on MegaPlayer
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove MegaPlayer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MegaPlayer on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MegaPlayer in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MegaPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MegaPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MegaPlayer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MegaPlayer from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable MegaPlayer Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove MegaPlayer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MegaPlayer
Step 2: Uninstall MegaPlayer and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MegaPlayer on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MegaPlayer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MegaPlayer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MegaPlayer and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove MegaPlayer via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove MegaPlayer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MegaPlayer, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove MegaPlayer from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase MegaPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall MegaPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove MegaPlayer from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MegaPlayer will be removed.
Eliminate MegaPlayer from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by MegaPlayer from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".