MegaSearch Removal Guide

Do you know what MegaSearch is?

If it happens that you ever encounter MegaSearch, you should better not keep it on your system because it is not going to do anything really beneficial. Instead, you might expect that some of the information will be recorded and transferred to a remote server. Thus, if you notice MegaSearch on your PC, unfortunately, you can forget about the privacy. Even though MegaSearch might seem as a decent browser extension, you should definitely not trust it because it has been found out that it tracks users’ internet activity and sends all the information to third party website. You should definitely erase MegaSearch if you want to prevent this from happening.

Tracking is not the only drawback related to MegaSearch. Our specialists implemented a research and found out that this browser extension might even hijack searches made in Internet Explorer. As you have probably understood, it works on this browser in particular; however, the probability to infect your system with MegaSearch is rather low because this undesirable application was very active in 2006. It is actually more likely that your security tool will detect MultiPlug application as MegaSearch. The name of MultiPlug might differ considerably on different computers. You should definitely not keep it on your system as well because it is often classified as an unwanted program.

Have you noticed megasear.dll, megasearchbarsetup.exe, xpbarre.dll and similar files on your PC? Unfortunately, it might be true that your system contains MegaSearch browser extension. It is known that it might enter the system using different ways; however, it is very probable that it was bundled with various Trojans and other malicious software in early 2006. In order to avoid various undesirable applications, it is very important to complete the setup wizard carefully. You should also always choose Custom/Advanced installation in order to be able to avoid different unreliable software.

We definitely recommend removing MegaSearch from your PC because you will never know where all the gathered data will be used. Even though this does not bother you at all, it is still very suspicious. Are you ready to get rid of this browser extension? You can use the instructions provided below or you can scan your system with an antimalware tool. Make sure that your tool is reliable because unreliable ones might cause you even more problems.

How to erase MegaSearch

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the application and then select Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on MegaSearch.
  4. Select Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Tap Windows key + R.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the field and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate the undesirable program on the list.
  5. Select Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T simultaneously.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Select Reset…
  5. Mark Delete personal settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Locate Reset Firefox… button under Reset Firefox to its default state.
  4. Click on it.
  5. Click Reset Firefox in the dialog box again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset browser settings.
  5. Click Reset in the dialog box.

In non-techie terms:

If you have not downloaded MegaSearch yourself, it is very probable that it has entered your system secretly. In order to prevent this from happening in the future again, you should always keep your antimalware tool enabled. We recommend using SpyHunter because we know that this tool is capable of removing different kinds of threats and keeping your computer protected on a daily basis.

Aliases: Mega Search.