This article reveals more details about Mega Music Search browser hijacker. The article also reveals all removal steps that will help you to get rid of Mega Music Search from the affected browser and system.
Mega Music Search is yet another hoax search engine that is designed to affect popular web browsers by altering their main settings. The program is classified as a browser hijacker. Hence it is considered to be a potentially unwanted application. Once activated on your computer, the program replaces browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search engine with the hoax Mega Music Search. Even if it looks like a reliable searching service, this hijacker has the primary goal to spy on your online activities so it can deliver targeted sponsored content in the affected browser.
|Name||Mega Music Search|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable search enigne that suddenly starts to appear in your preferred web browser.|
|Symptoms||Main browser settings are altered. Sensitive data is obtained. Lots of deceptive ads flood browsing sessions and slow down browser performance.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Mega Music Search.|
Mega Music Search – Spread and Impact
Being classified as a browser hijacker, Mega Music Search is a program that changes basic preferences in your web browser without your permission. In order to force you into using its deceptive services, the hijacker alters the homepage, new tab page and default search engine in your preferred web browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera or Safari.
As a typical potentially unwanted program, it is likely to land on your device without your knowledge. This is usually realized via shady spread techniques like software bundling, corrupted web pages, fake software update notifications, and other.
Some of the most preferred web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari could be affected by FreeStreamz Search hijacker.
In fact, the main purpose of browser hijackers like Mega Music Search is to obtain certain details that define your online interests. To complete this, the hijacker activates various tracking technologies that are designed to spy on your online behavior. Based on the collected data, the unwanted program starts generating annoying advertisements most of which are part of shady advertising networks.
When these aggressive advertising campaigns are launched your affected browser may be inundated with lots of ads of all types – pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, images, videos, fake notification windows, etc. Since these ads may load on every website you visit, your browser could become sluggish or completely unresponsive sometimes. Pretty annoying, right?
Considering all issues that occur as a result of having Mega Music Search on your PC, we recommend that you complete our detailed removal guide that follows. It will show you how to get rid of all harmful files installed by the hijacker and restore browser settings.
How to Remove Mega Music Search Hijacker
In order to remove Mega Music Search along with all associated files that cause it to appear in the browser, you should follow several removal steps. The guide below reveals all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of all present undesired programs and improve computer security, we recommend that you combine the steps.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. We will be glad to get in touch with you.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Mega Music Search from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Mega Music Search from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Mega Music Search from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Mega Music Search from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Mega Music Search from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Mega Music Search from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Mega Music Search from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Mega Music Search from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Mega Music Search
Step 2: Uninstall Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Mega Music Search from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search 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 Mega Music Search will be removed.
Eliminate Mega Music Search 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.