In this article we are going to try and help you remove Ads by Megaoffers “Virus”. Our instructions cover all Windows versions as well as most browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc
The following article aims to present our readers with information concerning the program called rockettab powered by megaoffers, as well as advice on how to deal with it if it gets on their PC. This piece of software belongs to the so called Adware type of programs. Those are best known for their incredibly intrusive behavior and their tendency to heavily obstruct the user’s browser experience, thus reducing its quality. Typical Adware seeks to generate as many online pop-ups and banners as possible for Chrome, Firefox, IE or any other browser that you might be using. Any attempt to manually close any of those ads would be utterly futile because as long as the Adware stays on your PC, the bothersome advertising materials will keep spamming your screen. Therefore, the most effective way to get rid of those would be to eliminate the program that is creating them. If you are currently having this same problem, it is probably Megaoffers that has been installed on your system, since this is one of the latest Adware programs. In the following paragraphs you will learn everything you need to know about this type of unwanted programs and the guide below the article will show you how to remove the intrusive software from your machine.
Why is Ads by Megaoffers generating these ads?
When it comes to Adware applications, there’s hardly any actual benefit for the user, whose computer has been invaded by them. Most software of this type is all about the ads it generates and they are its main purpose. Through the annoying pop-ups, box messages and banners, the creators of Ads by Megaoffers gain money, by exploiting the so called Pay-Per-Click method. This scheme allows the Adware to generate a small amount of income for each click received by any of the adverts. Given the vast number of computers invaded by such programs on a daily basis, it should be quite obvious that profits from Adware programs are, in fact, quite considerable. Some applications of that kind might be promoted as being useful for the customer and some might even have an actual function that might benefit the user. However, even then, the tradeoff is not fair – there’s hardly a function that an Adware program can offer that would be worth the annoyance from the generated ads.
How can Adware threaten your PC?
It is common for people to think that an Adware program is some sort of a noxious virus. This is not true. Most advertising software of this type is legal and does not aim to harm your PC or online security in anyway. Real online threats like the malicious Ransomware or the infamous Trojan Horses is what you should be concerned with. Compared to that, simple Adware is nothing but an annoyance.
However, even though Ads by Megaoffers might not be a dangerous virus, it is still an unwanted program that should not be underestimated. Therefore, be careful with it if you want to prevent exposing your PC to more dangerous threats such as Ransomware. Keep in mind that sometimes, some of those adware-generated ads you see in your browser might serve as a hyperlink to certain suspicious and potentially harmful sites. Such adverts are a rarity, but the chance of them being displayed on your screen is real. That is why it is best if you stay away and don’t click on them. Apart from that, an Adware program might be able to keep track of your browsing activity. This helps the intrusive software generate ads that are better suited to your personal tastes, thus increasing the chance of you clicking on them. Such personal space invasion is certainly something you would not want happening to you. Apart from everything mentioned so far, Ads by Megaoffers might cause a slow-down to your machine’s productivity due to the high CPU and RAM usage demanded by the Adware.
How do Adware programs get installed onto people’s PC’s?
The key to dealing with any future Adware invasions is knowing how to spot them before they get inside your machine. In order to do that, you will need to have a good understanding of the different ways via which programs like Ads by Megaoffers get distributed. Some of the more popular and commonly used ones are spam e-mails, deceitful links on websites, torrent files, etc. However, what most likely got you the unwanted software is the so called software-bundles. With these, the Adware is able to get onto your PC without being noticed, alongside some other program that you attempted to install. The way to avoid this is to always utilize the Custom installation option of new software. The settings there allow you to see and remove any unwanted add-ons to the main program. This is exactly what you need to do, look carefully through the list of added installs and uncheck everything that seems questionable and unwanted before installing the program you wanted.
Rockettab Powered by Megaoffers “Virus” Removal
Many types of malware will restrict your access to their core files. It is highly recommended that you reboot your PC in safe mode before attempting to use this guide.
- To enable Safe Mode reboot you PC, then hit F8 repeatedly. When the corresponding menu opens please select Safe Mode with Networking.
WARNING! If you are using Windows 8,0 or later and/or your operating system is installed on a fast SSD drive this may fail to work. In this case click here to see how to start your PC in Safe Mode.
#1: Uninstall the malicious program from your control panel
Enter control panel to look for any suspicious programs, which may have installed on your PC. To do that:
- Navigate to your Desktop
- Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
- In the Run window that just opened type appwiz.cpl
- Go through the list of programs and find Megaoffers or anything else that may seem suspicious. Right-click on it and choose the uninstallation option
WARNING! Carefully read any confirmation messages that may be created in the process. Sometimes you may get offers to download more Adware applications and this can be linked to either the Yes or the No answer depending on the wording!
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#2: Remove Rockettab powered by Megaoffers “Virus” From Chrome
Now we’ll remove the extensions that the malware has attached to your browser.
- Open your Google Chrome browser.
- Type chrome://extensions/ in the URL address bar and press Enter.
- Click on “Developer Mode” on the top right and look for the extension installed by Megaoffers and anything that might be related to it. Copy their IDs (the string of letters), then remove them by clicking on the trash bin icon.
- Type Regedit in the Windows Start Menu and press Enter. Go in : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions and delete the entries corresponding to the suspicious IDs you recorded.
#3: Remove Rockettab powered by Megaoffers “Virus” From Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Type “about:support” in the URL address bar and press Enter.
- Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button on the right and confirm.
#4 Remove Rockettab powered by Megaoffers “Virus” From Internet Explorer
- Open your Internet Explorer internet browser.
- Click on the Gear icon on the up right, then on manage add-ons.
- Go through the list disable any suspicious extensions.
#5 Remove any leftover parasitic processes
From the task manager:
- Use Ctrl + Shift + Esc and open the Task manager, then click on the Processes
- Go through the list of processes and look for unknown or otherwise suspicious entries.
- If you see anything suspicious right click on the process and shoes Open File Location, then terminate the process and delete any files you find in the directory.
WARNING! If the directory you open from this menu has no files inside of it it’s probably because the malware has hidden them. You need to reveal hidden files and folders in order to be able to see them. Click here if you don’t know how to do that.
From the start menu:
- Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
- In the Run window that just opened type msconfig
- Click on the Startup tab.
This menu controls which programs are loaded when windows starts after a reboot. Disable anything that seems suspicious. Optionally you can also disable any program that you don’t need and also has a high impact on your startup time.
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