How To Delete MegaBackup “Virus” (Mac OSX/Win)

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What is MegaBackup? How to delete MegaBackup “Virus” from your Mac or Win? 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.

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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 potential threat)
Symptoms  The free functionality is limited.
Distribution Method  Free downloads.
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How To Delete MegaBackup on Mac

  1. First off, 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.

How to Uninstall MegaBackup from Win


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).


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Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:


Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


This is the most important and difficult part. If you delete the wrong file, it may damage your system irreversibly. If you can not do this,
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  • This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random


If all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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