MegaSearch

What is MegaSearch?

MegaSearch is a browser extension which used to active about 7 years ago and was called Trackware.MegaSearch by one of anti-malware tool. If you still have MegaSearch on your browsers, it implies that you do not pay attention to your computer and the applications that are installed. MegaSearch should be removed from the computer because it monitors how computer users browse the Internet and send information to remote servers.  If you want to protect your personal information and browse the Internet safely, take action to get rid of the toolbar.

It is also known that there are some other applications that are referred to as Megasearch. Those programs are different variants of MultiPlug, and if you have one on your PC, we recommend that you remove it, too. It has been observed that on different computers, the name of MultiPlug may be presented differently; for example, it may contain some additional letters, some of which may be capitalized.

Why should you remove MegaSearch?

MegaSearch creates many registry entries in the Windows Registry and some files in the ProgramFiles directory. The files include megasearchbarsetup.exe, megasear.dll, uninstall.exe, errorlog.txt and some others. If you do not remove MegaSearch from the computer, information about your browsing sessions may be used for a variety of purposes. Usually, browser extensions arrive at the computer along with some tracking devices, which monitors your clicks, the URLs of the websites that are accessed, the type of the browser, Internet provider and other non-personally identifiable information. However, some information related to your identity may also be acquired by the developers of the application and used for statistical and marketing purposes. Since MegaSearch is an old browser extension, it may be inactive at the moment. Nevertheless, do not hesitate to remove computer applications that you do not need any longer or that are not working properly.

How to remove MegaSearch?

MegaSearch browser extension can be removed manually. Below you will find our step-by-step instructions on how to uninstall an undesirable program and eliminate the unwanted browser extension. If you have some computer security tool that has detected MegaSearch, it is very likely that your browsers are afflicted by MultiPlug. In order to find out what the actual security state of your computer is, implement a powerful anti-spyware tool. Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends using SpyHunter because this application can easily detect and remove unreliable programs. If your computer is indeed afflicted by an unreliable computer application, it will be terminated in no time.

How to remove MegaSearch

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Remove MegaSearch from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Change the home page and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove the unwanted extension.
  6. Click Search Providers and set a new search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  2. Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Close the tab.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  5. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  6. Click the search engine icon next to the search box and select a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted extension.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, select the third option and click Set pages.
  6. Delete the URL of the startup page and type in a new one.

Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider

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Stop these MegaSearch Processes:

uninstall.exe
megasearchbarsetup.exe

Remove these MegaSearch Files:

megasearchbarsetup.exe
megasear.dll
uninstall.exe

Remove these MegaSearch Registry Entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionUninstallMEGASEAR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallMEGASEAR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREClassesmegasear.MEGASEAR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREClassesCLSID{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesmegasear.MEGASEARMenuButtonClsid
4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER SoftwareMEGASEAR TOOLBAR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREClassesmegasear.MEGASEARMenu ButtonClsid
HKEY_CURRENT_USER SoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbarWebBrowser{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesmegasear.MEGASEARToggleButton
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesmegasear.MEGASEAR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FA7FB592BF30}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMEGASEARTOOLBAR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREClassesmegasear.MEGASEARToggle Button
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