What is Movie Megs?
Movie Megs is a questionable desktop application that pretends to be a useful program to enable you to watch free online movies. Unfortunately, according to our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, you should continue your search for a more reliable application since this one has been categorized as an adware program due to its suspicious functioning. This adware may load legitimate-looking online movie sites into its own GUI, but it may also start displaying potentially unreliable advertisements. The presence of this adware on your computer may indicate that you have installed free software bundles lately or visited shady file-sharing sites, and this may mean that there could be other malware infections on your PC as well. This obviously means multiple system security issues that need your immediate attention if you do not want to lose control of your machine. We advise you to delete Movie Megs ASAP if you do not want to face more problems.
Where does Movie Megs come from?
One way for this useless program to end up on your computer is to download it from its official website, MovieMegs.com. If your computer is protected by security software, your attempt to load this page may be blocked since it may be detected as a potential threat. This does not sound too well, and, in fact, should be just enough to not want to install this adware. Or, if you already have, this should be a warning sign that you should remove Movie Megs right now. But it gets worse as we learn more about this malware infection.
There are, of course, alternative and less legitimate ways for this application to infiltrate your operating system. It is quite possible, for example, that you clicked on a pop-up offer that presented you with a download of an “important” plugin or software update. You may also have clicked on a corrupt search result when searching the web through a search engine promoted by a browser hijacker. Or, you may have downloaded a freeware bundle while visiting a shady torrent or shareware site. These websites are infamous for having lots of unsafe third-party advertisements. Clicking on these can easily end with downloading a whole bundle of malware infections. If you are not sure as to how many threats you have on your computer, we suggest that you remove Movie Megs and run a system malware scan to detect all possible infections.
How does Movie Megs work?
Our researchers have found that this adware is very similar to GameWham and CruchTravel. Once you start up this program it opens its own window that has a Movie Megs logo on it and usually loads a legitimate page, such as crackle.com/movies. We must mention that this promoted site does not seem to be fully functional, and we could not get it to play movies. This program may also use redirections to potentially unreliable websites, including interest6.valuedinformation.com/numbers/?t=5&c1=UAMVM%3A%3A. But it may also start to show you all kinds of third-party ads (banner ads and pop-up ads) that may be risky to click on. You need to understand that it is never really safe to click on third-party ads because there is no guarantee that you will land on a safe and legitimate website. Therefore, we believe that you should remove Movie Megs if you do not want to find yourself on malicious websites.
How can I delete Movie Megs?
Finally, we can share some good news too after all this cold shower. This adware fortunately has a well-working uninstaller. Once you locate this uninstaller in the installed programs list through Control Panel and run it, no leftovers should remain on your system. This is one option you can go for even if you are not an experienced computer user. However, we can offer you a secondary option if you are more experienced and would like to remove Movie Megs manually. Since these steps include editing the Windows Registry, you should be aware of the risks involved before setting out to delete the necessary registry keys. Please find our instructions below this article and use them if you need assistance.
It is possible that there are several more malware infections on your computer. You must address this issue; otherwise, your PC may become slower, you may get distracted continuously while surfing the web, or worse, your operating system may become crippled. You need to act now before it is too late. You can decide to hunt down each and every threat manually by identifying the possibly harmful applications through the list of installed programs in Control Panel or the list of extensions in your browser settings. Using our search box at the top you may be able to find descriptions for these infections. However, you may not be able to find all of the threat sources manually and you may also want proper protection for your PC. Therefore, we suggest that you use a reliable anti-malware application to take care of all your system security issues automatically.
Movie Megs Removal from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Tap Win+I and choose Control Panel.
- Pick Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Click on the Windows button on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and press Remove.
- Tap Win+R and type in regedit. Hit the Enter key.
- Find these registry keys and delete them:
- Close the registry editor.
- Tap Win+E to open the File Explorer.
- Find these directories and delete them:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MovieMegs
- Empty the Recycle Bin (right-click on the icon on the desktop and choose this option).
- Reboot your operating system.
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