Uninstall MegaBackup for Mac/Windows

Why do you wish to remove MegaBackup from your operating system? And, how to avoid other computer bloatware infection? Read on so you can easily fix your foistware infected device, clean up those annoying adware and, prevent "almost certainly unwanted programs" from landing on your case!

Mac even the latest Windows 10 is NOT completely secure to use (anymore). Remember how riskware even malware ruined your Internet life?! Here, I must mention adware, hijackware, greyware and other terms (* suffixed with "ware" (aka, software or, SW)). Can’t wait to uninstall MegaBackup and associated junk? You scroll down to the detailed troubleshooting sections below, and “bypass” the Part III (Problem Analysis), which might be not something you need. For more regular end-users, you can let the top-grade cleaner for Mac clean and secure your OS X once for all. And, for Windows users, TRY the all-in-one uninstall manager for Windows instead, later.

Part I: How to Uninstall MegaBackup on Mac?

  1. To successfully uninstall MegaBackup, log out the account you registered (if you’re using it), then exit the agent.
  2. Open Go menu, choose Applications.
  3. Check out the folder, right click on MegaBackup in it.
  4. Now, launch "Move to Trash".
  5. Follow Finder’s prompt and enter your Mac access. Then, press OK to verify that you want to uninstall MegaBackup.
  6. You would probably NOT able to uninstall MegaBackup due to some reason. For example, you can see the attached image below: ".MegaBackup Uninstaller (* Process ID, 491) cannot be opened because of a problem (* Exception Codes: 0x000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000)".
  7. Try reinstalling MegaBackup and remove it later by repeating the steps above.
  8. Go to the Trash folder, locate MegaBackup in it, and then launch Empty option to completely uninstall MegaBackup. Save and restart your Mac.


Part II: How do I uninstall MegaBackup from Windows 10?

  1. Make yourself as the Administrator.
  2. Ignore the message from MegaBackup, such as "xxx files are not protected."
  3. Hit the Close button.
  4. Hit the "Show hidden icons" menu. Right click an icon that’s labled with a gray letter M (* if you’ve not been logged on your MegaBackup account.), and then launch the "Exit" option at the bottom of the menu – this ensures you can uninstall MegaBackup, less trouble.
  5. Go to Start menu > Settings > Search Control Panel. Open it later.
  6. Hit the "Uninstall a program" link in Control Panel.
  7. Locate the unwanted application (version, 1.0.830.0) from MegaBackup Corp. Double click on that program.
  8. A window, named "MegaBackup – UnInstall" (aka, MegaBackup Uninstaller) will appear soon.
  9. Hit the Uninstall button on it.
  10. Choose the option "No, Thanks" during the express removal process. My study (read it below) shows that placing such unclear interface or wizard could actually make MegaBackup uninstall more difficult!
  11. Please wait while Windows helps uninstall MegaBackup.
  12. Click on the "Finish" button when the said "MegaBackup – UnInstall" tells you that "(It’s) Done"
  13. Save your work and follow the "Uninstall" wizard to reboot your computer by click on the Yes button on it.

June 29, 2016 Update: Do not miss out – our blog center is giving away an all-in-one troubleshooting know-how!

In order to get you started in an efficient way, below is the lastest antivirus scan for the official download of the Windows build of MegaBackup setup file (aka, MegaBackup-1.0.1169.0.exe; MD5, 522b0159a5c7f6827a9c599a06957f0c; detection ratio, 2 / 56)

That is to indicate you that, the FACT remains that, for whatever (security) reason, our upload has been flagged as a risky app:

  • Baidu: Win32.Trojan.WisdomEyes.151026.9950.9999
  • TheHacker: Posible_Worm32

And, below are some traditional instructions about how to uninstall MegaBackup from a Windows 8, and 7 based computer:

Uninstall the MegaBackup app on Win 8

  • As usual, save your work, restart your operating system, then gain the admin access during that process.
  • Remember to quit MegaBackup then, as it has set itself to automatically run at Windows Startup menu.
  • Now, run Task Manager, detect then terminate the following DokanMb Filesystem Driver Mounter.
  • To uninstall MegaBackup, you then need help from its default uninstaller Installer (which is located in C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{10025195-c2f7-4f0a-93e6-2b3f79740dae}): Open your Start menu, right click on the following MegaBackup app, then hit the Uninstall icon at the bottom right of your own display.
  • The action above lets you land on "Uninstall or change a program" list directly, if you did not save Control Panel on your desktop.
  • Now, check out your own programs list, locate the target program MegaBackup from MegaBackup Corp (Product version, 1.0.1169.0), then launch Windows’ Uninstall option in the list.
  • And now, press the green Uninstall button the a window named "MegaBackup – UnInstall".
  • Again, you then select the option "No, Thanks" from a info box named "MegaBackup".
  • Please wait while the uninstallation process is in progress.
  • Hit the Finish button on the afore-mentioned "MegaBackup – UnInstall" window.
  • Ensure that you’ve saved all of your personal stuff, then hit the Yes button on the following "System Restart Required" to reboot your Win 8 system automatically.
  • We kindly encourage you to detect then clear all of MegaBackup related leftover hives in your own operating system at a later date.

And, to fully uninstall MegaBackup for Windows 7, we kindly suggest that you erase the potentially unused Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 later, if you do not need that software framework to run your Win 7 properly.

Part III: Detailed Reasons Why You Should Uninstall MegaBackup "Malware"

Back to your headache, typically, an "Installation-On-Demand" based installer (* I also call it "Downware", technically.) would ship your Mac or, Windows with the afore-mentioned MegaBackup and associated "partners". If, you might want to ask for information about "Download Manager" or MegaBackup:

1. The official setup file, MegaBackup-1.0.1006.0.exe (MD5, 01cceb3858e41cea9d4f02c791e4bf64) for Windows has been flagged as “HEUR/QVM11.1.Malware.Gen” by Qihoo-360, according to Google.com’s VT site.

2. Here’s danielfromclarkston’s original complaint about MegaBackup and other bundled apps:

…I clicked on a(n) image and had several pop ups changing my browser preference and opening up ads…But two items showed up on my launchpad. "MegaBackup", "Reset Search …"

Then, what does "Downware" stand for? Why does it have such negative ratings even high detection ratios?!

Jimelle Monteser at Trend Micro Incorporated reported that:

… It (ADW_DOWNWARE) arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages. It may be manually installed by a user. …

Meantime, I also got some sentences from InstallAware Software company:

… novel concept called advertised installs. … when an actual file type is opened or a shortcut clicked, the Windows Installer service automatically copies the necessary files and finalizes the installation. …

Well, for regular or untrained end-users, NEVER risk running such CPA or, CPI based installers on your device! Frankly, “Cost Per Install” has become an essential part of online marketing but if you allow such pricing model to practise on your own system, you will be very likely wasting your time, energy even extra money! Below are some common tricks that everyone should know then keep ’em off, as they could badly harm your PC’s performance even security. Now, I, security analyst with nearly 5 years experience, will show you why in such demonstration:

(Credit: howtogeek.com)

Here’re more samples:

Google.com/chrome vs. Googlechromedownload.com:

AVG AntiVirus FREE (2016) vs. AVG Free Download 2015 (@ optimaldownloads.com ) 

Part IV:Securing & Maintaining Your Computer vs. PUP/ PUA

Why it’s so hard to uninstall MegaBackup? Having said that, bloatware or, downware is an aggressive way to spread some potentially undesired even risky program. It’s a problem that starters could frequently face when proactive measures and/or practice that will help avoid such pitfalls again. In the meantime, THREE of the most worst habit of using Internet you had better quit now are – Stop or avoid ’em so you can uninstall MegaBackup (* with ease):

  • To easily uninstall MegaBackup, please never put your whole trust in the results from search engines.
  • In order to avoid MegaBackup uninstall trouble, NEVER directly open or run 3rd-party items before you scan ’em by using an up-to-date antivirus scanner, or simpler, VirusTotal.
  • And to uninstall MegaBackup within few clicks, never click the "Next" or "Accept" button QUICKLY again.

What’s worse for you: you have NOT recognized bloatware yet! Here are some typical examples PCMag.com’s editor detected years ago:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition: this product didn’t expire automatically and lacked some must-use features like PowerPoint.
  • WildTangent: This online game store still have many games pre-installed.
  • Norton Internet Security: For a short trial subscription, you really have to like Norton company to pay extra for the full subscription.
  • Sponsored PC Manufacturers: Acer business systems, Microsoft’s Windows 8 (* E-readers) and more.

Here’s yet another typical (REAL) examples of foistware infection:

(Credit: Malwarebytes)

Now, 2015 holiday season is upon us and bad eggs also have some early gifts for inexperienced users.

It’s time for us to fight CPI (“cost-per-install”) back with some basic tips:

  • Always perform a clean install of anything, from operating system to software.
  • Think bigger before you invite so-called freeware even popular program to your computer: Do you really need it? Do you really know it and how to use it properly?
  • Scan any other downloaded stuff before you use it. For experienced readers, you test it on a virtual machine first.
  • Be very careful when using the Web, such as some free file hosting or sharing websites.
  • (Question: Which "Download" could harm your operating system?)

Part V: Know Your Potential Enemies Well Enough, NOW!

Question: How can a coder or vendor wrap PUAs?

Answer: these tools or, methods (* for programmers) could be useful:

  • One-Click Installation of SW:
  • Wise Installer, Nullsoft Install System, Inno setup, Advanced Installer, NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
  • For coders who are using MUI2, they usually use "NSD_CreateCheckbox" from nsDialogs.
  • System::Call

(By: OStatic)

And, below are more common (* old) & simple ways (* for informative purpose only) to make an advertisement-based Windows Installer or, setup file.

WARNING: Don’t be evil!

Method One (by using WinRAR):

  • I created a batch file, named "TEXT.BAT"
  • I chose the two items, right clicked on ’em and compress ’em to a random folder.
  • I rename the "Archive name" as "Your Gift!", then I checked the option "Create SFX (* Self-extracting archive) archive".
  • I went to Advanced, clicked "SFX options".
  • I input "C:\WINDOWS\system32" into the "Path to extract".
  • Now, I opened the "Setup" tab, and completed the simple form of "Setup program" as I showed below:
  • In order to hide my attempt to create a backdoor in XP system, I hit the "Modes", and checked the "Hide all" option.
  • I applied the "Overwrite all files" option to the "Overwrite mode" under Update.
  • I wrote some info into the "Text and icon" section, and then I pressed OK button.
  • So far, I successfully created a risky WinRAR file!

Method Two:

  • Download EXE file(s) from the affiliate program.
  • Create a file folder for it.
  • Create a text document in the same folder.
  • Enter this line start EXAMPLE.EXR the text file. Save it.
  • Rename it as a BATCH file. Say YES to the alert from Windows.
  • Wrap the folder later.

Method Three:

  • Right click on desktop.
  • Choose New, and select Shortcut.
  • Input this line %comspec% , hit Next button.
  • Name it, press Finish.
  • Create a new text file, input the aforementioned line(s), "start -\EXAMPLE.EXE", and save the file as a batch file.
  • Modify the Windows Command Processor like this "%comspec%(blank)start -\TEST2.BAT"

Tips for Dealing with MegaBackup Uninstall Issue & Those Hard-to-Remove Programs

1. Prevention: Always try performing the custom installation. Say NO to "1-Click-Install", or "Express Install".

2. Fix: Beware of those unclear even BLOATED uninstallation programmes!

Uninstallation cannot impact unrelated files or otherwise utilize tricks or scare tactics to deter uninstallation.

1) Misleading claim(s) & Greyed out "Uninstall" button.

2) Highlighted "Cancel" button.

3. Getting the most of the "Uninstall Survey" page, only if the vendor really take care of your opinions.

Additional links I highly recommend to you:

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