How to remove MegaShop (Virus Removal Guide)

What is MegaShop?

MegaShop (also searched for as MegaShop virus or Mega Shop) is very deceptive adware that is primarily used to display advertisements while you browse the web. Adware such as MegaShop is typically offered as a custom or sponsored program by third-party download managers and installers. However, many third-party objects may utilize deceive tactics to get users to accidentally install it without their knowledge. Ads displayed by this adware will usually contain text that says Ads by MegaShopMegaShop Ads, or brought by MegaShop on them.

MegaShop virus

What is MegaShop?

MegaShop does not have a legitimate description provide by the author or unethical downloaders that promote it. However, similar adware type programs are advertised as free web shopping companion that can help you find online coupons and deals. Reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs will detect and remove MegaShop because it is essentially an intrusive piece of adware despite claims made by sources that promote this program.

Potential MegaShop malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by MegaShop  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

MegaShop adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove MegaShop if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did MegaShop get on my computer?

MegaShop and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. MegaShop is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that MegaShop adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • MegaShop bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • MegaShop is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • MegaShop injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • MegaShop makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove MegaShop virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove MegaShop virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.

1-888-986-8411

2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing MegaShop we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove MegaShop.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove MegaShop

How to uninstall MegaShop

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for MegaShop in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click MegaShop to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find MegaShop in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove MegaShop below.[/note]

How to remove MegaShop add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the MegaShop extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the MegaShop add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the MegaShop extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find MegaShop in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove MegaShop below.[/note]

MegaShop virus removal tips
  • If you do not find MegaShop in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing MegaShop you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.