MyPC Backup Removal Guide

  • April 15, 2015

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.

  • MyPC Backup screenshot
  • Nag Screen

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. Examples of some of the nag screens are shown below.

MyPC Backup Nag Screen

Another MyPC Backup Nag Screen


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.

Self Help Guide

This guide contains advanced information, but has been written in such a way so that anyone can follow it. Please ensure your data is backed up before proceeding.

If you are uncomfortable making changes to your computer or following these steps, do not worry! Instead you can get free one-on-one help by asking in the forums.
  1. This removal process may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and the various programs used. Please do not be concerned as it is only written this way to give you clear and easy instructions so that anyone can use this guide. Before using this guide, you should print out these instructions and close any open programs and files as your web browser will need to be closed and your computer rebooted later in this fix.

  2. We want to terminate any other adware or malware processes that may be running by downloading and running Rkill. Rkill will search your computer for active malware processes and attempt to terminate them so that they wont interfere with the removal process. To do this, please download RKill to your desktop from the following link.

    RKill Download Link - (Download page will open in a new tab or browser window.)

    When at the download page, click on the Download Now button labeled iExplore.exe. When you are prompted where to save it, please save it on your desktop.

  3. Once it is downloaded, double-click on the iExplore.exe icon in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with MyPC Backup and other malware. Please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and a log file will open. Please review the log file and then close so you can continue with the next step. If you have problems running RKill, you can download the other renamed versions of RKill from the rkill download page. All of the files are renamed copies of RKill, which you can try instead. Please note that the download page will open in a new browser window or tab.

    Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware programs will start again.


  4. At this point you should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or MBAM, to scan your computer for any any infections or adware that may be present. Please download Malwarebytes from the following location and save it to your desktop:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download Link (Download page will open in a new window)

  5. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  6. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mb3-setup-1878.1878-3.0.6.1469.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  7. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If MalwareBytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.

  8. MBAM will now start and you will be at the main screen as shown below.



    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


    Please click on the Scan Now button to start the scan. If there is an update available for Malwarebytes it will automatically download and install it before performing the scan.

  9. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.



    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


  10. When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image below due to the guide being updated for newer versions of MBAM.


    MalwareBytes Scan Results


    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the seleted malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  11. You can now exit the MBAM program.

  12. As final cleanup step, please download AdwCleaner and save it to your desktop. AdwCleaner will scan your computer for adware programs that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge. You can download AdwCleaner from the following URL:

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

  13. When AdwCleaner has finished downloading, please double-click on the AdwCleaner.exe icon that now appears on your desktop. Once you double-click on the icon the AdwCleaner program will open and you will be presented with its start screen as shown below. If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.


    AdwCleaner Start Screen

  14. Now click on the Scan button in AdwCleaner. The program will now start to search for known adware programs that may be installed on your computer. When it has finished it will display all of the items it has found in Results section of the screen above. Please look through the results and try to determine if the programs that are listed contain ones that you do not want installed. If you find programs that you need to keep, then uncheck the entries associated with them.

    For most people, the contents of the Results section may appear confusing or as gibberish. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, please continue with the next step.

  15. To remove the adware programs that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button on the AdwCleaner screen. AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button. AdwCleaner will now delete all detected adware from your computer. When it is done it will display an alert that explains what PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and Adware are. Please read through this information and then press the OK button. You will now be presented with an alert that states AdwCleaner needs to reboot your computer.



    AdwCleaner Reboot Prompt

    Please click on the OK button to let AdwCleaner reboot your computer.

  16. When your computer reboots and you are logged in, AdwCleaner will automatically open a log file that contains the files, registry keys, and programs that were removed from your computer.



    AdwCleaner Log

    Please review this log file and then close the Notepad Window.

  17. As many malware and unwanted programs are installed through vulnerabilities found in out-dated and insecure programs, it is strongly suggested that you use Secunia PSI to scan for vulnerable programs on your computer. A tutorial on how to use Secunia PSI to scan for vulnerable programs can be found here:

    How to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs using Secunia Personal Software Inspector

 

Your computer should now be free of the MyPC Backup program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.

View Associated MyPC Backup Files

%ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\BackupStack.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\BackupStackUI.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\BplusDotNet.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Compressed\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Compr\ssed\BACKUP_1427830215.clog %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Config %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Config\api.cred %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Config\api.ts2 %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Configuration Updater.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_backup_conf.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_backup_id.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_file_cache.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_resumable.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_settings.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_sig_cache.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Database\mpcb_version_queue.db %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\debug.txt %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\de_DE.mo %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\es_ES.mo %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\fr_FR.mo %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\GetText.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\InstMgr.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Ionic.Zip.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\it_IT.mo %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\log\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\LogicNP.EZShellExtensions.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\MPCBClient.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\MPCBContextMenu.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\MyPC Backup.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\mypcbackup.ico %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\NativeHashWrapper.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Newtonsoft.Json.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\ObjectListView.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\PipeDiff.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\pt_PT.mo %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\RegisterExtensionDotNet20_x64.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\RegisterExtensionDotNet20_x86.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\RegisterExtensionDotNet40_x64.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\RegisterExtensionDotNet40_x86.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Resources\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Resources\cache\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Resources\cache\31031507\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Resources\keycache\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Service Start.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Shared Stack.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Signup Wizard.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\SignupWizard.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\spf.dat %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\syncicon.ico %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\System.Data.SQLite.DLL %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\uninst.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\UnRegisterExtensions.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Updater.exe %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\Updater_.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\websocket-sharp.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\x64\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\x64\SQLite.Interop.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\x86\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPC Backup\x86\SQLite.Interop.dll %ProgramFiles%\MyPcBackup\ %ProgramFiles%\MyPcBackup\unins000.dat %ProgramFiles%\MyPcBackup\unins000.exe %ProgramFiles%\system app\ %Temp%\CloudBackup4292.exe %StartMenu%\Programs\Startup\MyPC Backup.lnk %StartMenu%\Programs\MyPC Backup\ %StartMenu%\Programs\MyPC Backup\MyPC Backup.lnk %StartMenu%\Programs\MyPC Backup\Uninstall.lnk %Desktop%\MyPC Backup.lnk %Desktop%\Sync Folder.lnk

File Location Notes:

%ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.

%Desktop% means that the file is located directly on your desktop. This is C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<Current User>\Desktop\ for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\<Current User>\Desktop\ for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

%Temp% refers to the Windows Temp folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\Temp for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<Current User>\LOCAL SETTINGS\Temp for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\Local\Temp in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

%StartMenu% refers to the Windows Start Menu. For Windows 95/98/ME it refers to C:\windows\start menu\, for Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it refers to C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>\Start Menu\, and for Windows Vista/7/8 it is C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.

View Associated MyPC Backup Registry Information

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\MPCBContextMenu HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{18A88C48-BC7B-35B3-BD38-74DED875FB28} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2097A1B6-E86A-4072-A32D-2249A3ECBC5A} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{270BE80F-7D12-3199-A5A6-C26956DC9B85} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{284BB344-E9D0-39E1-B44B-6D98A16E9B71} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3070CF0C-F396-3DCA-87D6-9DBF3D77B610} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{36906F02-A2B9-3047-9D5C-E05AF3E469E5} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{420E2C2E-80D9-3012-A43C-42241FB36D42} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4529EB14-6B38-3CC4-9504-6EAB6C9E1255} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{93ABB6F7-F27A-3431-88ED-6939B451FF0D} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AFF295ED-76F5-3BAC-81AE-74CD223F2F5C} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B59B2B9A-B0FD-32F2-AA3A-927ADA01CD81} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{BEEA930F-CD8A-341E-B6B5-5BAF659685D5} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E89856E4-1085-3BDF-87AA-8A81E422767E} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D00004} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D00005} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D00006} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D00007} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D00008} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D00009} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D0000A} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D0000B} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D0000C} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D0000D} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D0000E} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{EBC25CF6-9120-4283-B972-0E5520D0000F} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F03955F1-309E-34E9-A021-1399C3532273} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F8739A44-6C91-39E8-AA09-45DEF03E6C4C} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\MPCBContextMenu HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\EFEE0228DC83E77358593193D847A0EC HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EFEE0228DC83E77358593193D847A0EC HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\41A387AA3A7A33D3590FA953D1350011 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{05660A04-00F1-3A04-AB3B-BC1074B84D67} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{07430FF5-B7A6-3D5A-9F9B-2D7C57183B3B} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{0B764022-3741-345E-AB39-0A2A8577C5E0} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{37AC0F3B-749F-3B22-811B-5A019EED2E85} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{3B96B73A-292C-31BF-A2D3-34DF54CBDB55} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{4392A6CC-7940-310E-8E16-799A8D93A438} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{66DF7821-ED6D-3534-893C-0E89E74B0F91} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{755CAFCC-F016-3B06-8F22-945EAA3AD10D} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{76552F88-640C-314D-82B6-0D8A740907F7} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{903F9872-E87F-3B74-83B0-DBE10073B29D} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{9558EEB4-CDA6-3778-B53B-98076F0A1E90} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{A865D884-9B93-377B-A24D-12BF02DFF6D3} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{B0EBAFE9-ED42-34D1-B7D7-CBBE39A467CF} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{B25AA9BA-FD52-3E5E-BFE3-9B106779DA6E} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{C852CF9F-37DC-35AC-926A-7E6CFFF7C501} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{C9777796-4378-3C90-B52D-7238FFFC2A5C} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{DB1BC8B2-FDBF-30E7-BE1C-AFF9160059E6} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{DE64992E-A184-3DA6-927A-DA3906A77D7B} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{F3D5729C-7DEB-3850-A026-D0E323ECFEF5} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{F489A9AA-4924-32DF-AB6C-6EEE3A3C0A99} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{F5C7BCD8-0F63-34D0-BA9C-906545CD4020} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Record\{FEC70973-CB8B-351C-8047-CAE1274CE249} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Crc.CRC32 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.BadCrcException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.BadPasswordException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.BadReadException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.BadStateException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.ComHelper HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.ReadOptions HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.SelfExtractorSaveOptions HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.SfxGenerationException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.ZipEntry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.ZipException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zip.ZipFile HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zlib.Adler HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zlib.ZlibCodec HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ionic.Zlib.ZlibException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MPCBContextMenu.ContextMenu HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MPCBContextMenu.IconGenerator HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Logger HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.Cookie HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.CookieCollection HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.CookieException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.HttpListener HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.HttpListenerException HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.HttpVersion HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Net.WebHeaderCollection HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Server.HttpServer HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WebSocketSharp.Server.WebSocketServer HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DevDiv\VC HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MyPC Backup HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{5C562B12-131C-4BF1-B0AA-2832D86BA1B9} HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\LaunchApp HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{59680D1A-6A49-4E85-BB42-6886773DF589}_is1 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MyPC Backup HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BackupStack

This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

BleepingComputer.com can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can ask for malware removal assistance in our Virus,Trojan,Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum.

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