How to remove MyPC Backup – Removal instructions

MyPC Backup virus (hoax)

MyPC Backup the potential malware classified as spyware that is reported to install to Microsoft Windows computer systems with or without the user’s consent and cause problems for computer users on the invasion of privacy, credit card theft, computer and internet browser capabilities, and unethical marketing practices.

Once installed, MyPC Backup starts to transform existing Windows settings and will start each time the operating system starts. Once a user reaches the Windows desktop, a MyPC Backup pop-up window may appear that says ” Start Backing Up Your Files ” in trying to convince users to create a free account that contains a ” 100% free PC backup plan. ” MyPC Backup will ask users for their name, e-mail address, and password (manually submitted information) in order to create a free account; however, MyPC Backup is not really free. This is likely orchestrated to collect manually submitted information from users.

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Once a user to create a ” free ” MyPC Backup account with ” 100% free PC backup ” the program will start to backup your files to an online or remote location. Once a couple of files are added, MyPC Backup will prompt a message that it can not backup all files (Congratulations! Your First Backup Is Complete – However Not All Your Files Were Backed Up – -Backup These Files Now! – WARNING: Your Files Are Not Protected – Protect Now) and the user must pay for a full MyPC Backup account to use the service. This is considered an unethical practice or fraud can ensnare victims to terms they would never accept if presented in the correct way.

MyPC Backup and related parties will collect information that users manually submitted online and the application and other applications once the program or a similar program installed. Information collected aside from the previously mentioned manually submitted information including your telephone number, home address, user name, credit card account information, bank account login information, internet browser activity, computer activities, and more.

Information collected by MyPC Backup and related parties may be used to send users to mailing and marketing lists without their direct consent or knowledge. Most victims of MyPC Backup malware complain of unwanted email spam, junk mail, and even phone calls from telemarketers. Furthermore, victims have complained that the spam (etc. ) was related to their recent computing and internet browsing activities; for example, if you recently searched for an ipad you may receive e-mail spam on ipad accessories.

Cyber crimes related to the spyware category of computer infections includes credit theft, extortion, identity theft, and others. Some MyPC Backup users claim that they were charged by MyPC Backup, JustZip, and others without authorisation. MyPC Backup it can also be difficult to cancel the payment and make contact with.

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Users have also complained that the MyPC Backup Web site (mypcback. com) is hard to navigate and close. In most cases mypcback. com may prompt unwanted ads or ” confirm alerts ” that say ” Hey Wait! Before You Go.. To get your last minute discount.. Just click the ‘ Stay on this page ‘ button below! ” before allowing visitors to leave the site.

Mypcbackup. com can even open a chat box powered by Intellichat without the user’s consent in trying to get visitors to talk to agents while they are stuck on the domain name.

How does MyPC Backup malware get onto a computer?

MyPC Backup can be manually and voluntarily installed from a variety of unethical websites including download. com. In most cases MyPC Backup software bundles with third-party freeware and shareware downloads (especially media related content like codecs or media players). Users may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install MyPC Backup; however the decision to decline installation MyPC Backup and similar software is often ignored or presented in a conspiracy way.

MyPC Backup malware can also be contracted from dubious search results, ads, social media content, email spam, torrent downloads, and other places.

MyPC Backup and third-party items may also install unwanted browser hijackers such as browser add-ons, browser helper objects, and extensions in order to corrupt internet browser settings and cause unwanted browser redirects and start ups.

1. Automatic MyPC Backup removing

Use the instructions below to automatically delete MyPC Backup and third-party software, as well as automatically delete unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

SpyHunter Anti-Malware

1. Install the free or paid version of SpyHunter Anti-Malware.

2. Once SpyHunter is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of SpyHunter you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.

3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a complete system scan. SpyHunter will automatically detect malware infecting your computer system.

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4. Once the malware scan is complete, SpyHunter may prompt notification of malicious objects are detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to delete quarantined files.

CCleaner

CCleaner can be used to automatically recover internet browser settings boot up settings, and uninstall MyPC Backup and third-party software.

1.  Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner >  Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, select the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc. , all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete after nothing was found.

4. To automatically remove MyPC Backup and other unwanted programs, go to the Uninstall tab and search for MyPC Backup, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software chosen by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual MyPC Backup removing

Use the instructions below to manually remove MyPC Backup and third-party software using generic Microsoft Windows removal procedures.

How to uninstall MyPC Backup

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove the program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for MyPC Backup and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

4. If the program displays a myPCbackup pop up that says ” Before you Uninstall ” click the small text that saysNo Thanks to remove the program.

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How to remove MyPC Backup add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions to remove MyPC Backup (MyPC Backup Toolbar) add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to removemultiple third-party items.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the MyPC Backup extension and remove it by clicking the trash can icon next to them.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl + Shift + A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the MyPC Backup add-in and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the MyPC Backup add-in and remove it if found.

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