How to remove Megapopads.com Redirects
What is Megapopads.com:
Threat Classification: Adware
Recently our security experts and malware researchers issued a warning regarding the Megapopads.com Redirects, more specific about the riskware and crapware, that comes along with Megapopads.com. Basically Megapopads.com generates redirects & popups, which could be managed by the owner of the malicious website & domain and so the owner of the infection could earn money from all these redirects by showing ads. So, if your browser starts redirecting randomly to various web advertisements via the http://Megapopads.com, you should consider your PC infected by an adware and we recommend you to perform a malware scan as soon as possible, before everything breaks. If your anti-virus or anti-malware product didn’t contain the thread, we recommend using the award-winning anti-malware product – SpyHunter 4. The Megapopads.com Pop-ups and Redirects are working well with every popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have this particular adware and/or PUP installed on their systems might see various pop-up & pop-under browser windows, informing the victim that a Video Player is Ready for Download, Install Media Downloader, Infection was Detected, Please Install The New Java Update or Important Software Update, New Driver Updates are Released etc. Megapopads.com displays FAKE POP-UP ALERTS on victim’s computer, but the main goal of the Megapopads.com is to generate as much web traffic as possible to certain domains, which is monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms.
Megapopads.com is usually bundled with other freeware products and it will install by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation. That’s why, you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt-out for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Megapopads.com bundle varies, but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..
The purpose of Megapopads.com is to attract more users to certain domains, so that the creators of such or similar adware could generate income from the online traffic, using one of the many online marketing platforms. Megapopads.com may use tracking cookies and other relevant techniques to steal your personal data such as account information, usernames & passwords, bank account data etc. That is why this malware should not be left unattended, and needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online safety and cyber security.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove Megapopads.com Redirects:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for all users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove Megapopads.com Redirects Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Megapopads.com and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but to use it as a removal tool, you need to buy a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter and please, review the End User License Agreement – EULA. Furthermore, we strongly urge you to read the SpyHunter Installation Instructions. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Remove Megapopads.com Redirects Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove Megapopads.com manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this Manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Megapopads.com Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs List for any entry related to Megapopads.com, ShowBox Ads, Launchpage.org, Easy Speed Test Access, Http-Search.com, InitialPage123.com, QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar, SpeeDownloader Ads, SearchPrivate.org, DragonBoost Adware, LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar, Ecosia.org, Searchudak.com, 9o0gle.com, Datahub.serving-sys.com, Dashlane, SafeSurfs.com, Searchguide.level3.com, uStarts.xyz, Startab.me, Searchinme.com, Searchme.com, Ds.serving-sys.com, Cpmofferconvert.com, MPC Cleaner, Moonly.com, Get-a-Clip, Play-bar.net, TechFreeHelp.com, Ads by Mgid, Find Me Savings, USB Lock, Search Manager, GetsFormsOnline Toolbar, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, Down.baidu2016.com, Ludashi, Oziris.Zerohorizon.net, PC Backup 360, Syndication.exoclick.com or any other third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. You should also look for all kinds of suspicious programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind, that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit Enter.
2. Remove Megapopads.com from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then start again the IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the lower-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button (3 horizontal lines), go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset / Refresh Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset / Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Check for arguments added by Megapopads.com in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
Megapopads.com might also hijack your web browser shortcuts to force-load its home page. This causes the Megapopads.com`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Megapopads.com uses to hijack shortcuts should look like (or is similar) to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut’s target line.
4. Delete any folders or files related to Megapopads.com by checking the following locations: