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Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Remove Completely - Get Rid of MyPc backup

I was playing an off line game when the thing popped up.  The malwere wanted me to use a program called  "" MyPc backup ""  to back up my computer.  I was able to get some info by using clicking on properties that gave me a web site: "" "". From my point of view, it is some type of malware and the software and web site have to be no better.

Description of is a malicious pop up creates as a type of adware to promote the potentially unwanted program"MyPc backup". If you install this program, the malware developer can get the pay-per-click install revenue. Once your browser is infected with, you will be redirected to its domain automatically.

On its webpage, it states that

We Recommend you backup your Computer.
Regular FREE backups will help protect your important files in the event of an accident where your hard drive could crash and files could be lost forever
By Clicking "Continue" I agree to install MyPC Backup and the EULA & Privacy Policy. 

If you click on the “Continue” button to go on, you’ll agree to download and install MyPC Backup onto your computer automatically. It will also bring in many other malware, such as adware, rogue programs or other viruses. You should close this pop-up immediately and remove immediately as it presents a high risk to your computer.

How to prevent from being infected by

1. Don't open the attachment in an email from a untrusted source.
2. Don't click on a link or popup from unknown sources.
3. Be caution about files with a double extension such as .txt, .vb, .jpg, .exe.
4. Don’t get access to illegal online contents such as gambling or porn.
5. Don't download unknown "free" software from unfamiliar source.
6. Install real-time anti-spyware protection program and keep it updated.

Instructions to Get Rid of

Solution 1. Remove manually.

Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.

( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2:  Remove from browser

Internet Explorer: Tools (Gear icon for Windows XP users)> Manage add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions

Mozilla Firefox: Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Extensions

Google Chrome: Menu>Tools>Extensions

Step 3:Find out the related registry entries and delete.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google Chrome\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Documents and Settings\test\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"

Step 4:Clear all the cookies of your affected web browsers.

Since the tricky virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click "Remove individual cookies"
In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet explorer window
Click the "Tools" button
Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”

Solution 2. Remove by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save the file and Run the program.

Step 3: After installation, click to scan your computer to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Click the icon to install RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will then install on your computer.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. Click the "System Scan" button to scan your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: To manually remove is very difficult. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you clean up the registry files and optimize the computer.

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