What is BabyMegs?
BabyMegs is a known adware-type infection that you ought to remove for its aggressive and irritating advertisements. It goes without saying; this application was created for the single purpose of generating advertising revenue, so you can forget about it giving you something useful. As with all adware, this one is very unreliable because there is just no way to determine whether its promotions are legitimate. In case some of its ads are illegitimate, then your computer’s security might become compromised, and this may lead to severe consequences. Therefore, we believe that the sooner you get rid of it, the better. Nevertheless, we would like to provide you with as much information about this application as possible. So, without further ado, let us get started.
Where does BabyMegs come from?
These days most adware is developed by established companies that are in the business of web monetization. Such companies include SuperWeb, Injekt, IAC Applications, and so on. However, BabyMegs is a low-grade product that comes from an unknown developer. Our researchers suggest that there might be a connection with this particular application and several other applications, such as BeautyMost and ShiftVideos. And this program is distributed much in the same way as the PUPs mentioned above.
This adware has its very own dedicated website at Babymegs.com from which you can download it. However, its download currently does not work. Furthermore, this website is considered malicious and may even get blocked by your web browser. Nevertheless, our researchers have found that the installer featured on that site also includes other adware such as Search Know. In addition to that, our researchers have learned that this adware may also be bundled with other malicious software and put up for download on questionable freeware websites. Moreover, they have found that this adware can be promoted via browser hijackers, such as Ooxxsearch.com, Mystart.uninstallmaster.com, and so on.
What does BabyMegs do?
It is officially presented as an application that is supposed to give baby tips for first-time parents, but we have found that this is just a poor marketing tactic. Nevertheless, this program’s most often promoted website is Thebump.com whose content falls into the category of parenthood. This site appears to be legitimate, but some of its subpages do not open, which leads us to believe that it too may have something to hide. Of course, BabyMegs is more than capable of promoting other websites.
While testing this adware, our malware researchers found that that it can promote its content using several methods. The first one is similar to that of BeautyMost and ShiftVideos. BabyMegs renders a specialized window that opens one of its promoted websites. This window is rendered randomly, so it is quite annoying. The second method is to open an Internet Explorer window, even though you might use a different default browser. So this program’s high level of intrusiveness paired with unreliable third-party advertisements must not be overlooked.
How do I remove BabyMegs?
There are two ways to remove this adware. The first one is using an anti-malware tool, and the second is using our instructions for manual removal. We strongly advise you against keeping BabyMegs because there is no way of knowing what it will promote next. We believe that its ads can cause significant problems for you since it may subject your system to potentially malicious websites. So if you opt to use our guide, then you will have to deal with some leftover registry keys which are a pain to locate but well worth the effort since they might still affect your browser after you uninstall BabyMegs via Control Panel.
Uninstall this adware via Control Panel
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate the unwanted software.
- Click the Uninstall button.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Click Start and select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Locate the program and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/8.1 and 10
- Right-click on the Start screen and choose Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Locate the adware and then click the Uninstall button.
Delete the remaining registry keys
- Press the Windows+R keys.
- Type regedit and click OK.
- Locate and Delete the following keys.
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\flexiblefamily.com
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.flexiblefamily.com
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