What is Mega Browse?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, the Mega Browse rogue browser add-on claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality. Although this may seem a legitimate browser extension, Mega Browse is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware.
This plug-in employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent.
Following successful infiltration, Mega Browse monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording information such as IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, URLs visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, and other similar hardware and software information.
Furthermore, it generates various intrusive online advertisements such as interstitial, transitional, search, banner, text-link, and full page ads.
This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or malware infections. The developers of this browser extension (SuperWeb LLC) have released over one hundred rogue browser add-ons identical to Mega Browse including, for example, Gooternet, WebSpades, and SugarSearch.
SuperWeb LLC releases identical browser plug-ins under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus programs. All plugins created by this company are useless - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements.
Most potentially unwanted applications such as Mega Browse are distributed via small programs called 'download clients' within freeware download websites (including, for example, download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others).
Download clients are employed to monetize the free services provided by these websites and offer installation of promoted browser extensions together with the chosen free software. In most cases, reckless download and installation of freeware leads to adware or malware infections.
To prevent installation of Mega Browse, or other similar adware, closely inspect each step of the free software download process and click the 'Decline' button when installation of any additional applications is offered.
During installation of downloaded software, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular' - this will reveal any hidden applications attempting infiltration of the system, and you will be able to decline them.
Users who have already installed Mega Browse and observe "Powered by Mega Browse", "Mega Browse Deals", and "Ads by Mega Browse" advertisements when browsing the Internet, should follow this removal guide to uninstall Mega Browse adware from their Internet browsers.
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- What is Mega Browse?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Mega Browse application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Mega Browse add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Mega Browse plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Mega Browse extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Mega Browse extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Mega Browse virus removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Mega Browse", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Mega Browse ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Mega Browse virus from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Mega Browse", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mega browse ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Mega Browse", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mega browse ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Mega Browse".
Computer users who have problems with mega browse ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mega browse ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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