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MegaBackup.com is a website of a supposed backup platform. The website distributes lots of advertisements and can redirect you and affect your browsers and other applications, so it is considered adware. Pop-ups and banner ads are among the popular choices that that advertise the unwanted program. To remove the advertisements tied to this backup platform, you should read this article carefully.

Threat Summary

Name MegaBackup
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The site generates advertisements, which can show on other websites.
Symptoms You will see advertisements all over your browsers, such as pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links and other types.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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MegaBackup.com – Distribution Ways

The MegaBackup.com backup platform could get delivered in a couple of ways. One of the ways includes third-party installations. Without your knowledge, the adware could be placed on your computer device with those third-party bundle setups with freeware programs. Setups could be set by default to bring more content along with the main software set for installation. Preventing any unwanted content from installing is doable if you find a Custom or an Advanced options menu. You should be able to deselect things from there.

The MegaBackup.com website uses banners, pop-ups and pop-under adverts to infiltrate your computer system if you are not careful and click on them. Visiting websites of unknown origins or ones that look suspicious can cause redirects to appear which can be used as another way of distribution for this adware. Browsers that can get affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

MegaBackup.com – Detailed Information

MegaBackup.com is the primary web page of a site that is hosting services of a supposed backup platform of the same name. Heaps of advertisements and redirects could be displayed while you are casually browsing. In case you have any programs connected with MegaBackup this could happen, too. The platform and all connected software are considered adware. From the picture below you can view the main page of MegaBackup.com:

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The website claims to use Amazon as a basis for its storage service, but that may not be true, and even if it is, it sounds shady as Amazon have not put a statement that they are some official affiliates or anything similar to that.

In case your computer system has any software installed that is related to MegaBackup.com, you will see a huge amount of online advertisements. In case your browsers have an extension, add-on or plug-in tied to this adware, you will experience even more advertisements. You could be redirected to many web pages which could be affiliated with the owners of this backup platform.

Advertisements can show one of the following texts:

  • Ads by MegaBackup.com
  • Advertisement by MegaBackup.com
  • Ad by MegaBackup.com
  • Advert from MegaBackup.com
  • Powered by MegaBackup.com
  • Brought to you by MegaBackup.com

The redirects could be in the shape of ads and in-text links. The MegaBackup.com platform places them on websites to generate online traffic and to promote its services and program. The Web traffic that is gathered can be monetized at a later time from services such as a pay-per-click plan.

The advertisements could be a lot of different types, but all will have the same purpose – making revenue for this adware and website owners. Advertisements connected to MegaBackup.com can be seen around the Web as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, interstitial or transitional adverts. More ad types are quite possible to appear, too.

MegaBackup.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy can be found on the MegaBackup.com website. The website collects both personal and non-personal information. That information is stored on servers and can be disclosed to third parties and business partners under some conditions and if ad networks ask for specific data.

Here you can see a snapshot of the Privacy Policy:

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This is what information can be collected from you:

Personal Information
  • Information Provided by You
  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Credit card details
  • Other billing information
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Business postal address

In addition to the information listed above the service adds more to the data collection judging from the following statement quoted from the Privacy Policy:

You may also provide us with your contacts’ email addresses when sharing folders or files with them. We may also receive Personal Information (for example, your email address) through other users, for example if they have tried to share something with you or tried to refer MegaBackup to you.

Non-personal Information
  • IP address
  • Geo location
  • Browser type
  • The web page visited before you came to the website
  • Information you search for on the website
  • Locale preferences
  • Identification numbers associated with your Devices
  • Your mobile carrier
  • Date and time stamps associated with transactions
  • System configuration information
  • Metadata concerning your Files
  • Other interactions with the Service

Furthermore, the website uses browser cookies to track your actions on the website, which is also included in the Privacy Policy. Parts of the technical data may be acquired through other tracking technologies, such as pixel tags and Web beacons.

Take into consideration the following quotation from the same policy:

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction.

The recommended action for you to take is to remove this adware and everything that is connected to it, as you do not know what else the unwanted program can cause.

Remove MegaBackup.com Completely

To remove MegaBackup.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove MegaBackup from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MegaBackup

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall MegaBackup 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MegaBackup on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MegaBackup there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for MegaBackup with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of MegaBackup from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall MegaBackup and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to MegaBackup:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to MegaBackup. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to MegaBackup. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 MegaBackup 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as MegaBackup. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove MegaBackup files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MegaBackup, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for MegaBackup:


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Remove MegaBackup 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.


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Erase MegaBackup 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.



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Uninstall MegaBackup 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.



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Remove MegaBackup 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MegaBackup will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate MegaBackup 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.


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