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#16 Aura

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

TinaK, if you choose to uninstall McAfee, let me us know and we'll link you the instructions to follow since you won't be able to uninstall it the normal way. If you choose to keep McAfee and uninstall avast!, we'll make you repair the McAfee installation so it shows up correctly next time. Just let us know your choice.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:48 PM

BLEEPING COMPUTER has a number of Anti Virus program removal tools ready for downloading.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows/



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:50 PM

Most of them are outdated (I checked like 2 days ago), so its better to link them straight from the Antivirus vendor website. Also some Antivirus vendors have multiple uninstallers depending on the product, like Bitdefender.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 10:56 AM

You also have 2 PC Backup programs.  Seems redundant, and an easy way to save hard drive space to delete one of them. 



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 11:46 AM

MyPC BackUp is also not even a real back up program solution since it's classed as PUP.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:01 PM

MyPC BackUp is also not even a real back up program solution since it's classed as PUP.

 

Really?  http://www.getcloudstorage.net/mypcbackup-review/



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:13 PM

Yes, really.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-mypc-backup

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:15 PM

 

Then you haven't researched the program enough....



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:23 PM

Then you haven't researched the program enough....

The product has been researched by major security vendors like Emsisoft and Malwarebytes as well as Grinler, the site owner of Bleeping Computer...and has been determined to be a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP).
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:38 PM

 

Then you haven't researched the program enough....

The product has been researched by major security vendors like Emsisoft and Malwarebytes as well as Grinler, the site owner of Bleeping Computer...and has been determined to be a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP).

 

 

http://www.getcloudstorage.net/mypcbackup-review/

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
Is MyPCBackup a Scam/ Malware?
 

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If you’ve been looking into cloud storage services lately, you may found some information that leads you to believe MyPCBackup is actually spyware/ malware. Is this really true? I’ve done the research and here is what I found out.

MyPCBackup is Legit.

This brand is owned by Just Develop It! as mentioned above. Just Develop It! is a huge conglomerate of software and services for computer users. There is no way they would back any company that was not a legitimate one. In fact, I’ve tried MyPCBackup personally and found it to be just fine. My computer didn’t suffer any ill effects, it didn’t install any spyware/ malware and it worked like a charm.

So Why Do Some Say It’s Malware?

For one thing, when you opt for a free trial of MyPCBackup and download the software from the corporate website, it comes with all sorts of popups. Until you purchase or uninstall the software, you will get constant reminders that your trial is about to expire along with messages urging you to pay for a full subscription. These are annoying (and exactly what I don’t like about MyPCBackup), but they aren’t technically “malware.”

Here’s something else that seems to be going on: some download sites are offering software bundles that include MyPCBackup along with other programs. MyPCBackup gets installed on a person’s computer without their knowledge and those annoying popups asking to upgrade come up every time they turn on their computer (along with who knows what else). It just makes sense to associate MyPCBackup with malware, but this really isn’t the case.



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:57 PM

I did not say it was malware or a scam...I said it was a PUP. The writer of that review is not a security expert.
 

MyPC Backup is a online backup program that is commonly bundled with free programs that you download off of the Internet. This program offers cloud backup services for your computer, but only allows you to backup 50 files unless you purchase a license for it. When MyPC Backup is first started, you will be asked to create an account for the program by providing your email address and password. Once you register an account you will receive a flurry of automated emails that are supposedly from your account manager Gabriel. These emails will welcome you to the service, explain how to use it, and eventually Gabriel will offer you a special 20% discount off the price for the service.

While running, MyPC Backup will also display numerous nag screens that are designed to convince you to purchase a license. These nag screens will appear from the Windows task bar and will be shown over any application you may be running. These screens will contain alerts that you haven't backed up today, that you must purchase a license to backup more than 50 files, or 20% discount offers.

It is important to note that MyPC Backup is bundled with and installed by free programs that did not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. Therefore, it is important that you pay close attention to license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed. Furthermore, if the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, it is advised that you immediately cancel the install and not use the free software.

If you find that MyPC Backup is on your computer and you do not wish to purchase a license, then we suggest that you remove it so you will no longer continue to see the nag screens. To remove this program, please use the guide below to remove MyPC Backup and other adware that may have been installed with it.

Threat Classification: Information about Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP)

 


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:41 PM

Thank you for your patience Aura

 

I didn't know about McAfee, I would rather uninstall that and here is the link to the auto-run http://ge.tt/8HnpNtE2/v/0?c



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

Alright TinaK, I want you to delete the entries I will list below. All of them will be highlighted in either yellow or pink. The name listed will be the name that appears in the first column (Autorun Entry). In order to delete them, you have to make sure Autoruns is opened as an Admin, right-click on them and select Delete. If you're not sure about an entry, let me know. I'll also list them in the order they are being displayed.
  • mwlDeamon (yellow)
  • \DTReg (yellow)
  • \Optimizer Pro Schedule (yellow)
  • \Test TimeTrigger (yellow)
  • C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC64Loader.dll (yellow)
Let me know once it's done, and we'll proceed with uninstalling McAfee.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:22 AM

First you should check the hard drive.Then use Tuneup utilities program to optimizing your PC



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:30 AM

First you should check the hard drive.Then use Tuneup utilities program to optimizing your PC

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons.

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Be sure to read Microsoft's support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities in that topic...Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners.

Further, these types of junk optimization programs are often bundled with other software you download and most are considered Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) so they may be detected or even removed by some security scanners which specifically look for PUPs and adware.
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