What is MegaUnit

MegaUnit is an ad-supported application that primarily targets Mac systems. It is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and combines the capabilities of adware with those of a browser hijacker. The main purpose of MegaUnit is to monetize its presence on the user’s system through intrusive actions such as running an ad campaign and taking over the user’s web browser. MegaUnit typically enters the system embedded in freeware or shareware, often without the user’s knowledge. Once installed, it begins modifying the user’s web browser to display ads, which are often monetized by pay-per-click and other similar schemes. These ads can take various forms, including pop-ups, banners, surveys, and in-text links. Remember, the best way to protect your Mac from MegaUnit and other similar adware is to be cautious about the software you install, especially freeware or shareware, and to keep your system and antivirus software up-to-date.

MegaUnit adware

How MegaUnit infects Mac computers

MegaUnit infects Mac systems by changing the browser settings and displaying unwanted advertisements. It first installs a browser extension in the user’s browser. After hijacking the browser, it modifies settings such as changing the default homepage, modifying search results, and displaying unwanted pop-ups. MegaUnit can also redirect the browser to rogue websites and websites that try to trick the user into installing even more malware on their Mac. It’s important to note that engaging with the presented advertising materials should be avoided, as the advertisements could lead to suspicious third-party websites running online tactics, phishing schemes, or other dubious activities.

  1. Download MegaUnit Removal Tool
  2. Remove MegaUnit from Login Items
  3. Remove/Uninstall MegaUnit from Applications
  4. Remove MegaUnit from browsers
  5. Reset browser settings
  6. Remove MegaUnit files and folders
  7. Block MegaUnit ads and pop-ups
  8. How to protect from threats, like MegaUnit

Download MegaUnit Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove MegaUnit completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of MegaUnit and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

To remove MegaUnit completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of MegaUnit and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove MegaUnit manually for free

Note: MegaUnit sets up to start on macOS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “MegaUnit” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: MegaUnit won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose MegaUnit in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full MegaUnit removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of MegaUnit installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove MegaUnit from Applications

Remove MegaUnit from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. MegaUnit might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall MegaUnit or MegaUnit Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag MegaUnit from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall MegaUnit

If you can’t uninstall MegaUnit using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of MegaUnit. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag MegaUnit from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with MegaUnit.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove MegaUnit add-on from your browsers

Removing MegaUnit from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension, and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the MegaUnit extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find MegaUnit extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find MegaUnit extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose MegaUnit extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish MegaUnit removal, reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

Remove following files and folders of MegaUnit


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.MegaUnit.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.MegaUnit.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.MegaUnit.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.MegaUnit.system.plist

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote MegaUnit

AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting MegaUnit in browsers.

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Download AdGuard for Mac

How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like MegaUnit

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Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time, there was no need for antivirus products for Mac. But with the growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other malware paved the way for Mac users. We recommend you to use one of the best anti-malware for Mac available — Malwarebytes for Mac.

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