MyPC Backup Unwanted Application

Also Known As: MyPC Backup potentially unwanted program
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

MyPC Backup removal instructions

What is MyPC Backup?

The MyPC Backup application supposedly allows users to perform backups of files stored on their computers - "MyPCBackup takes the security and privacy of your data very seriously.All your files are encrypted with the same security banks use." Despite its legitimate appearance, MyPC Backup is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. One of the main reasons for these negative associations is stealth installation without users' consent. Furthermore, this application tracks Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive advertisements.

MyPC Backup unwanted application

After stealth system infiltration, MyPC Backup tracks Internet browsing activity and displays various intrusive online advertisements. This behavior is very common to PUPs, however, some of the recorded data might be personally identifiable. In addition, the information is shared with cooperating third party companies who often misuse personal data to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of MyPC Backup on your can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, MyPC Backup generates various intrusive online advertisements (for example, desktop pop-up ads). These conceal visited website content, significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. They can also lead to bogus sites and, thus, clicking them could result in further adware or malware infections. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall MyPC Backup PUP immediately.

There are dozens of potentially unwanted programs falsely claiming to be legitimate including, for example, Search Window, Jungle Gamer, etc. The purpose of these applications is simply to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing any of the functionality promised, potentially unwanted programs cause unwanted browser redirects, gather personally identifiable information, and deliver intrusive online advertisements. They are useless for the user.

How did MyPC Backup install on my computer?

Although MyPC Backup has an official download website, many users install this application inadvertently. This is due to deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which is used to distribute this app. Bundling is essentially stealth installation of third party software with regular software/apps. Developers hide rogue apps within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings - by skipping this section, commonly expose their system to risk of infection.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be attentive during download and installation of any software. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings and opt-out of all third party programs hidden within this section.

MyPC Backup generating pop-up advertisements:

Desktop pop-up ads generated by MyPC Backup

Screenshot of MyPC Backup application:

Potentially unwanted program MyPC Backup

Deceptive free software installers distributing MyPC Backup adware:

Delusive software installer promoting MyPC Backup adware (sample 1) Delusive software installer promoting MyPC Backup adware (sample 2) Delusive software installer promoting MyPC Backup adware (sample 3)

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Quick menu:

MyPC Backup adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

MyPC Backup adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "MyPC Backup", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes MyPC Backup ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove MyPC Backup adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, MyPC Backup did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing MyPC Backup ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing MyPC Backup ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mypc backup potentially unwanted program, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing MyPC Backup  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing MyPC Backup ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mypc backup potentially unwanted program, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing MyPC Backup ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing MyPC Backup ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with mypc backup potentially unwanted program removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mypc backup potentially unwanted program, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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