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Just Cloud scam (possible virus?)


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#1 mr allix

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

I was looking at cloud storage options and thought I'd give Just Cloud a try. After looking at other options I realized the Just Cloud website was the same as MYPCBackup. I looked up some reviews and everyone says the service is a scam.

Fortunately I realized this place was a scam before giving them any personal info(at least of my own will); however I installed Just Cloud (think dropbox installation). Due to the nature of their business I'm wondering if the nature of their software is of the same ill intent. I've uninstalled the Just Cloud program, but I just don't feel safe knowing it was ever on my computer especially after reading the comments here. Could any of you experts maybe install it in a VM and find out if it's doing anything malicious?

Running Win 7 64bit.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:56 PM

OMG, we are certainly not the only ones.. Just reported the case to my credit card company. I will have to get a new credit card number. my card has to be blocked so they cannot take anything off my account anymore. numerous horrible stories out there about justcloud. what can we do?

 

I had already totally deinstalled their app from my computer but recently I had to re-install my system to an earlier version and the justcloud app popped up  without me even clcking on it. What's behind all that? I immediately deinstalled the app again but I am really scared now as well that it could be a virus or trojan or something. 

 

PLEASE, who can help? 

 

 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:00 PM

update: even after I deinstalled the bloody justcloud app my firewall tells me that it allows or that there are still TCP connections to port 443 and 80 to amazonaws.com, backupgrid.net and pubnub.com

 

I disabled everything there now as well. I suggest a restart and check again if it's self-producing malware.. 

 

I check the web sites. Can it be that this gives us an idea how and where they operate? 

 

They are using cloud storage service from amazon in the background. Can that be? Pubnet looks like that's the software they used for the desktop and mobile apps..


Edited by MacExpert, 08 October 2013 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

@ mr alex and MacExpert -

Please note that this should only be dealt with by the Experts in Virus/MalwareRemoval Area -

 

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step #6

 

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Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post to ==>Malware Removal Area<==

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Edited by noknojon, 08 October 2013 - 05:52 PM.





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