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Question: How do you get rid of "MegaBackup"?

I'm not sure how it got there, but it is a program that automatically downloaded on my computer, which is giving me problems, and I don't know how to get rid of it. I've tried moving it to the trash and it just goes back to its spot. I've tried opening, force quitting it, then moving it to the trash and it didn't work. I'm not sure what else to do to get rid of it. Please help! Thank you!

MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

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Jul 27, 2016 6:54 AM in response to brianna_akopian In response to brianna_akopian

"MegaBackup" is either an untrustworthy cloud-storage application or perhaps actual malware. I haven't tried to make that distinction. To remove it, please start by backing up all data (not with MegaBackup itself, of course.) Then take the steps below.

1. Select the Login Items tab in the Users & Groups pane of System Preferences. Delete any items with a name beginning in "MegaBackup".

2. Log out or restart the computer.

3. Drag the MegaBackup application from the Applications folder to the Trash and empty.

Note that you can't delete any application by trying to drag its icon from the LaunchPad or the Dock. You must open the Applications folder in the Finder.

You may have installed ad-injection malware along with MegaBackup. If you're seeing unaccustomed popup ads in a web browser, ask for further instructions.

Jul 27, 2016 6:54 AM

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