This page aims to help you remove the My PC Backup “Virus”. These My PC Backup “Virus” removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Please read this: In reality My Pc Backup is not a virus, but it is known to be installed with malware. Take whatever conclusions you want from this and it definitely seems fishy, but as far as we see the service is legal.
What is My PC Backup?
My PC Backup claims to be a cloud storage software that will help its customers by making back-up copies of the data stored in their machines in the case of theft or malfunction. This is a very handy type of service, but there is a lot of competition in this niche. The purpose of this article is to determine whether My PC Backup is actually worth having on your machine.
Is My PC Backup a virus or malicious software?
By all accounts this program appears to be legal – it does not execute malicious code and it will not steal information to which it has not been given access. Unfortunately, My PC Backup provides questionable value for the money it asks for and there are is a landslide of negative reviews written by people who tried it. Many actually find My PC Backup a fraud.
Our reasoning for why we wouldn’t recommend My PC Backup to anyone
My PC Backup is included as a free download in many Adware applications, as well as download helpers and other means to quickly spread low quality bloatware. Often, when people install My PC Backup they also find their computer invaded by different kinds of Adware, Malware and browser hijackers.
My PC Backup uses deceptive marketing policies – such as upselling.
The free version claims unlimited number of files, but those files cannot be over 2MB in size (which is a joke for a modern computer). Purchasing the premium option will buy you “unlimited” file size and apparently “unlimited” means only 750GB, with a maximum size of 1GB per file. The price they give you appears incredibly competitive – but that is only until you realize it is per month! An yearly subscriptions costs about 30% more than competing products. Even at this price range you only get 750MBs worth of size – you are going to have to update your monthly plan to about double the price of the competition to get the “really truly unlimited option” – unless there Is another hidden limit of course! This program will also make you believe you get an exclusive -20% off discount, but this discount doesn’t exist or rather it applies 24/7 for all customers only to placate them.
Syncing is slow and the design is outdated and lacking in features
Many will find this hard to believe, but My PC Backup’s syncing folder can only be accessed from the web page or from the program’s interface – a stark comparison with other available programs that is not in favor of My PC Backup. You will also find no search feature to locate specific files on your backup.
Your privacy is at risk!
My PC Backup has a policy against backing up pornography. This may not seem like an issue, but it does raise the question: How would they know? Apparently “My PC Backup enforces content recognition and filtering and a manual review of files backed up and stored.” – whelp! If privacy is your thing you should definitely stay as far away from My PC Backup as possible.
User reviews for My PC Backup have been overwhelmingly negative. We’ve added snippets of some of the most shocking experiences shared by people who tried this program. Blackmailing people to delete their files unless payment is made is not something you want to hear from a back-up service!
My PC Backup is owned by a company that specializes in this type of service. Other known products of the same company include JustCloud, Zip Cloud, Backup Genie, Study Backup and YesBackup (and possible more that we are not aware of). One may wonder why one company would so many very similar programs in their portfolio. Reviews for all of these programs tend to be negative, so we can only assume that it is to lure disgruntled customers who’ve enough, but are not aware they are about to become victims customers to the same company again.
|Name||My PC Backup|
|Symptoms||My PC Backup is notoriously hard to get rid of; possibly you find the program on your PC suddenly|
|Distribution Method||Either you installed it on your own, or it was installed with a malware. Scan your system!|
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Remove My PC Backup “Virus”
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you absolutely must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. My PC Backup may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find My PC Backup you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!