What is MegaDownloader.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MegaDownloader.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MegaDownloader.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MegaDownloader
MegaDownloader.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MegaDownloader belongs to software MegaDownloader by unknown.

Description: MegaDownloader.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MegaDownloader.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (common is C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\Compressed\MegaDownloader_v1.7.1 Parchado\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,165,541 bytes. 
MegaDownloader.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The MegaDownloader.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. MegaDownloader.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.

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If MegaDownloader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 2,165,541 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. MegaDownloader.exe is not a Windows system file. MegaDownloader.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall MegaDownloader, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on MegaDownloader in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MegaDownloader.exe. Therefore, you should check the MegaDownloader.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving MegaDownloader issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MegaDownloader. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MegaDownloader.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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