Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins


If you ever notice MegaSearch application, you should know that it is a browser plugin; thus, you will definitely notice a toolbar added on your browser. The truth is that the possibility to notice this program on your system is rather low because this application was active in 2006. However, if you have managed to infect your system with MegaSearch, we do not recommend keeping it on your computer. It is because it has been observed that it might act suspiciously. Even though the toolbar might seem useful, you should still erase it. For this matter, you are free to use the instructions provided below.

Security specialists already know the main drawback of MegaSearch. It has been found out that it is capable of tracking users’ internet activity. This application is mainly interested in the websites that you visit, the time you spend browsing on them, the content that you access, and the like. All the gathered information is transferred to some kind of website. As you can see, you can forget about the privacy if you have MegaSearch on your system. Besides, it is not even clear where this data will be used.

Have you noticed such files like megasearchbarsetup.exe, megasear.dll, and similar on your system? Actually, there is no doubt that you have MegaSearch on your system. In addition, some security tools detect some of its components as Trackware.MegaSearch. It is very probable that this application works on older versions of Windows like Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Me.

In addition, some entirely different programs might be called MegaSearch as well. It is known that the majority of these applications belong to MultiPlug, which is an unwanted program. It has been observed that it might also randomize its name and spread quickly. Nowadays, some security tools detect different variants of MultiPlug as MegaSearch.

Is MegaSearch residing in your system? You can remove it manually by using the instructions provided below. However, we still recommend scanning your computer with a reliable antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. It will find out whether there are no other serious threats residing on your PC. If you acquire a full version of the program, do not forget to keep it enabled in order to avoid similar applications in the future.

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 select Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button to open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on MegaSearch and then select Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Tap Windows key + R.
  2. Type in Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on MegaSearch.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Toolbars and Exensions.
  4. Click on the unwanted extension and then select Disable.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch our browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Locate the extension that you wish to remove.
  4. Click Remove/Disable.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and then tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and then go to Extensions.
  3. Click on the extension and then click on the recycle bin icon.
  4. Select Remove.
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How to manually remove MegaSearch

Files associated with MegaSearch infection:


MegaSearch processes to kill:


Remove MegaSearch registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER SoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbarWebBrowser{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionUninstallMEGASEAR

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