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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Uninstall MyPC Backup to Disable Backup Popup Message

What is myPC Backup?

Tee Support Lab has tested MyPC Backup on our virtual machine and has found commons with Strongvault online backup. My pc backup program would give you reminders constantly, telling you that you need to backup your files online now. It is appearing irritating and you don’t want the reminder anymore but you don’t know where to start the remove. We have found that in the reminder message, there’s no indication of ‘mypc backup’ program, and we are told by some clients that they don’t know what mypc backup is, they never use it and don’t know they have downloaded it. If you Google ‘mypc backup’, you may find something astounding in some computer help forums – it is appearing along with search.conduit.com and other rogue programs! 

We are not saying mypc backup is a malware, however, many people would say so, we just find is suspicious as no legit and normal program will installs itself without asking for permission. After the observation that has lasted for quite a while, we find that troubles are coming one after another.
Because of random changes to the system to allow Mypc backup’s settlement, vulnerability/ loophole is formed into shape to make the following troubles possible:
  • Computer is running more slowly day by day;
  • Browser is acting weird, it flashes or crashes sometimes;
  • More ads the usual start to happen and search engine virus attaches to the browser;
  • Mypc backup cannot be removed/uninstalled easily from Control Panel.
  • All these are sufficient for you to remove Mypc backup in a heartbeat. Below are steps offered by us right after the test. Stick to them and wish you good luck.

Steps on How to Uninstall MyPC Backup

Solution1: Uninstall MyPC Backup Manually

1. Reboot your computer and log into Safe Mode with Networking.

2. uninstall MyPC Backup in Control Panel.

3. Show hidden files.

a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;  
b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;
c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by MyPC Backup:
  • C:\Program Files\MyPC Backup\license.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\MyPC Backup\uninstaller.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MyPC Backup\MyPC Backup Tutorial
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MyPC Backup\License Agreement

4. Please stop the processesof MyPC Backup
5. Go to the Registry Editor to delete all entries related to MyPC Backup.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\MyPC BackupSettingsMngr
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MyPC Backup
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\MyPC Backup

6. Reset your IE
a) Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.
b) In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press O

Should you haven't sufficient expertise in dealing with program files and registry entries, you may crash your computer and damage your data by deleting crucial system files that belong to operating system in mistake. If you are not confident to follow the manual removal steps, you are suggested to use SpyHunter which that can not only identity relevant files & entries of the malware to erase the infection, but also fix various possible system issues.

Solution 2: Remove MyPC Backup automatically (with SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter
1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.


2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
  spyhunter run

spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step B. Run SpyHunter to block MyPC Backup

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

 spyhunter3 scan

(You may also be supposed to optimize your computer with RegCure Pro which can deeply figure out and fix various windows registry errors so as to avoid potential risk, as well as to ensure your computer security.)

Step C. Download PC optimizer RegCure Pro

1) Click here or the icon to download RegCure Pro


2) Follow the instructions to install RegCure Pro


 regcure setup

Step D. Run RegCure Pro to optimize your PC

regcure scan

In conclusion :

Since MyPC Backup coming secretly, may open doors for other computer threats, you are advised to manually get rid of MyPC Backup timely to avoid unwanted issues. If the manual solution is kinda complicated for you, you could download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to stop MyPC Backup effectively!


Anonymous said...

You say PCBackup is not malware, but any company that puts ads like this on your machine without your permission and then makes it so difficult to remove them is not to be trusted at all! I can't believe people let this obviously corrupt company own the contents of their computers.

It seems obvious when they have such low ethical standard, they are going to mess with your data, sell it, and potentially get into your computer and do real damage. These people are not to be trusted.

Actually, why would anyone want to trust some company to keep their data "in the clouds" when you can purchase much less expensive external files nowadays that will hold terrabytes of data and can provide automatic backup. Going to the clouds and letting people you don't know see the contents of your computer is crazy, especially when it is a corrupt and unethical company like PCBackup.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last comment :) I downloaded ewriter pro from cnet.com and it installed mypcbackup on my pc, I already have ewriter pro but was going to see if it was a newer version to work on windows 7.

I'm glad I found this article, I will follow the instructions above to get rid of mypcbackup, and I will never go to cnet.com again.

I can be contacted at newaskandanswers.com under admin.

Anonymous said...

Can we fight back? Mypcbackup is malware! It's made by JustdevelopIT software they are located in the UK. Limey bastards! How many innocent people have fell victim to these scum? Can we report them to the FBI??? They deserve what they get. Hopefully a jail. We think they deserve worse.

Anonymous said...

Well said, how on earth can anybody trust my pc backup,they put this virus on your system for their benefit NOT yours.

Elena Clinton said...

being astounding that so many people would like Tee Support to help with Mypcbackup uninstall. We found it not that bad in the first place, and now it has incurred hatred by most PC users. Last, we do hope that FBI would help arrest those spammers lol.....

Anonymous said...

I'll never trust CNET again.

Rich P said...

Bastards! I downloaded it from download.com and it was hidden in some stupid ebay tool that was junk - I just wanted to test the ebay tool and it came with this piece of shit!

Totally installed without my consent. Malware.

Anonymous said...

Those dirty stinking bastards installed without consent!!

Anonymous said...

Shut them down!

I was looking through info about them (I did have it installed earlier today (briefly) and just spent the last few hours manually rooting out all of the registry keys etc. that MyPCBackup left behind..

Agreed with the above comments. If anything installs without your consent, it is malware (although not necessarily a virus - pesky to remove).

Please help spread the word. It's time to teach thugs like these a lesson!

Anonymous said...

i was unable to uninstall mypc backup because A) it was hidden and B) it was open and you can't remove the file if it's open. i tried to close it using my task bar but that wasn't enough.

you may need to start your computer in Safe mode, which turns off all programs. then unistall or delete it.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I only was trying to install slender. But instead this mypcbackup crap happened and I didn't even get the game!

Anonymous said...

i searched in reg edit for mypc, can i delete all resaults?
i.e. imagepath reg_expand_sz c:\programfiles (x86)\mypc backup\backup.exe.

This is after uninstalling the software in control panel

Anonymous said...

I downloaded something from CNET thinking it would be a reliable source and it installed, without any hint or permission, Webcake ads, throwing up a pop-up bar at the bottom of the screen, MyPCbackup with its irritating pop-up 'reminders' and a searcg bar add-on on my Firefox, none of which appear in the uninstall list in Control Panel. Totally irritating and then heavily time-wasting. What are they up to? Definitely nothing good!

Elena Clinton said...

of course they are not coming to your computer only to mess around there. They want your information so that they could help provide suitable ads promotions and get a large amount of commission.

Nowadays, many more malicious programs are created by spammers to be just like a harmless item, more specifically, without typical executable file of a virus. Therefore it is quite hard to tell if a program is harmless or not. I would suggest victims inform CNET so that more people will not be suffered.

Elena Clinton said...

Yes, any crap would bring it back

Elena Clinton said...

sounds like it has been bundled to many programs and apps. Be careful online.....

Peter Josvai said...

thank you guys for this article !!
i still can't believe CNET is doing this ...
but it's a fact, in my case too, that i downloaded something (winmail opener) and there it was this f* "mypc backup" - without my agreement and without my knowing

thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Same shit here.....I had trust in them,(cnet) also...but no more!
fookin clouds

UncertaintyInScience said...

Yes - just landed a whole load of things that I didn't ask for including mypcbackup and weird toolbars and WebCake ......

Anonymous said...

I got it while trying to download Hitman Pro (an anti-malware program). I never got Hitman Pro, but now my computer is full of even more viruses than when I started.

Elena Clinton said...

Seems like you got to the wrong place to download Hitman Pro. In such case, the above steps may not be applied to your concrete situation, more steps needs to be done in order to get back a thoroughly clean comp

Elena Clinton said...

You can just start a live chat window on our homepage: www.teesupport.com and we will come up a customized solution to you. ;)

Anonymous said...

What the hell is the matter with CNET. Wholesome crap. And the support lady over at mypcbackup says I have registered since Jan 2013 and that I have backed up 56GB. Even CNET sold out now!

Anonymous said...

Can't we complain to the authorities?

Leave aside mypcback - they are frustrated talent-lacking low-life hacks who call themselves coders. I want to go after cnet for such a massive breach of trust.

Anonymous said...

I think any program that is not easily removed is not worth a light don't patronize.

Alan Cox said...

some programs are excellent but when they need a yearly update
or renew all together and you fall on hard times it clutters up your PC and is forever pestering

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