Hello. Is anyone there? I have problem in removing Megabackup program from my PC. When doing a regular search this morning, I clicked on an image which looks interesting. Then, it had several pop ups changing my browser preference and opening up ads to buy home furniture online and other similar things. Everything happened so fast before I could react. I changed all my preferences back as well as deleting the cookies and relevant history. But, MegaBackup showed up on my Launchpad. I don’t think I installed it before. I don’t know how to get rid of it. Please help me out. Thanks.
MegaBackup program provides a cloud-based backup service for both Mac and Windows. There is one thing you need to know is that it has nothing to do with the do with MEGA the cloud storage company. As they share the first four letters of the alphabet in their names, many people think that they are the same. In fact, they are created by different developers. Users may download MegaBackup on its official website and install it for their needs. However, it can be installed without users’ knowledge. When they see this program and are trying to uninstall it, they find that it is very difficult to proceed. Errors just pop up and stop the process. If you have trouble in removing MegaBackup, we suggest you contact computer experts for help.
Usually, MegaBackup is bundled with other free software. When you download free software from unknown websites or app stores, adware and other unwanted programs will come along. That will bring you potential threat secretly. Besides, MegaBackup can be installed after you click on malicious pop-ups. You may notice that ads always pop up while you use the computer. It is necessary to notice that not all of the pop-ups are safe. Some of them may carry virus and other malicious programs. Be careful with unknown pop-ups next time.
When installing MegaBackup, you may get errors which prevent you going on. The error may say “cannot be deleted because MegaBackup is running”. Or, it may say program can not be uninstalled without administrator privileges. Though you drag MegaBackup to trash and empty the trash, it still pops up in the bottom of trays or in the Launchpad. You still can see files of MegaBackup on your computer after you remove them. It seems that it is impossible to get rid of it completely. It is not true. You can remove it manually and completely.
1. Remove MegaBackup from a Mac
a: Enter the Go menu on the top of your display. Then choose the Computer entry in the list.
b: Look for Activity Monitor and run it
c: Learn information about MegaBackup
d: Locate and delete related files one by one
e: Change related browser settings to prevent being controlled by it again
f: Check out if it is off your Mac
2. Remove MegaBackup from a Windows Computer
a: Quit MegaBackup first
b: Click “Start” menu
c: Select “Control Panel”
d: Select “Uninstall a Program” under “Programs”
e: Look for MegaBackup and delete it
f: Change related registry
Many people failed to remove MegaBackup in a traditional way. No matter it is a Mac or Windows computer, people meet various problems in the middle of removal process due to improper moves. To avoid data loss, system crash or other system errors, you had better contact someone who is good at computer. It will be more difficult to fix the problem if you do it wrong by mistake.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on October 27, 2016 6:14 am