MegaBackup Mac

What is MegaBackup? How to delete MegaBackup “Virus” from your Mac? Find the answers to these questions in this article.

MegaBackup is not a virus!

We’ve been receiving complaints from some of our readers, who happen to be Mac users, regarding a program call MegaBackup. MegaBackup is legal software that provides an opportunity to save and store your files on a cloud, however, it also exhibits some really annoying tendencies that lead some users into believing they are dealing with a virus. This is not really the case – the program simply uses too aggressive promotional strategy. The free functionality of MegaBackup is limited, so it will constantly prod you to purchase a subscription via an endless stream of Ads and pop-ups. This is not to say MegaBackup is some sort of scam – it definitely works for it’s paying customers. The backup process is done on a daily basis, to minimize the chance of any of the user’s data being lost. With that being said, this program will also allow you to access your data remotely from any other computer or device. Unfortunately, users who do not want to pay for MegaBackup will find its presence extremely annoying.

MegaBackup Mac

Megabackup Storage Offer

What is MegaBackup?

This is actually a very important issue that is being addressed by more and more companies and more and more people use clouds and various file back-up programs with each passing day. With an ever greater portion of various data being stored in a digital format, there’s always the danger of losing it in a variety of ways. For one, no machine is immune to crashes, physical damage, etc. There’s so much that could hypothetically go wrong with your computer, as a result of which you will have lost valuable information. There’s always the ever-present threat of cyber attacks, especially from the likes of ransomware and Trojan horse viruses. While the former encrypt your data and do give you a chance to get it back (often times for a very fat sum), the latter are perfectly capable of wiping your drives clean of anything and everything that was ever on them. In addition to all of these horrifying scenarios, there’s also the possibility of your laptop or device getting stolen. The chance of recovering your PC, tablet or other device is rather slim, so the need for backup is pretty much obvious.

However, not all software providers are the same, as not all users are the same. Some will be better than others in the eyes of some people, while the opposite will be true for someone else. In the case of MegaBackup and the complaints we’ve been receiving in regards to it, users have mostly been unhappy with the amount of advertisements that tend to come with it. From popups, to banners and box messages – you might be seeing all of these as a result of this program’s activity on your system. There’s also the point, where MegaBackup may often come bundled with other software, so you may end up installing the software in question without really wanting it in the first place. This is partly why many experts dub the program as potentially unwanted.

Aside from the rather shady installation mechanisms, MegaBackup isn’t always as easy to remove as just about any other program, which often throws users into panic. However, there’s nothing to worry about here – our guide is designed to show you how to delete MegaBackup once and for all without any troubles. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find just how simple the steps you need to apply are. In the event that you are still experiencing issue with this software, though, please let us know in the comment section below – we will do our best to help you out.


Name MegaBackup
Type PUP
Danger Level  Low (Not much in the way of a potential threat)
Symptoms  The free functionality is limited.
Distribution Method  Free downloads.

How To Remove MegaBackup on Mac

MegaBackup Mac

The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.

MegaBackup Mac


Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to MegaBackup Mac

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:

MegaBackup Mac

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

MegaBackup Mac

Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

MegaBackup Mac
Drag and Drop Files Here to Scan
Maximum file size: 128MB.

This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website's users. You can find its full-page version at:

Scan Results

Virus Scanner Result
MegaBackup MacClamAV
MegaBackup MacAVG AV
MegaBackup MacMaldet

MegaBackup Mac

The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

First, Force Quit Safari again.

Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.

MegaBackup Mac

Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

MegaBackup Mac

and then again on the Extensions tab,

MegaBackup Mac

Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.
MegaBackup Mac

The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
MegaBackup Mac

Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

MegaBackup Mac

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
MegaBackup Mac

Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.


  1. Now, summon the Force Quit Applications window, by simultaneously pressing Command + Option + Esc.
  2. In the window that opens, select MegaBackup and click Force Quit.
  3. After this, locate the MegaBackup icon on your PC and drag it to the trash.
  4. If asked to enter your password, do so.
  5. Empty the trash.

MegaBackup will thus be permanently deleted.


About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


    • You should try completing the instructions in the guide, this would give you the highest chance of dealing with the issue. If they don’t work or if you can’t complete any of them, then tell us what went wrong and we will try to help you.

Leave a Comment