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MyPC Backup

What is MyPC Backup?

MyPC Backup, a potentially unwanted program (PUP), is bundled with various adware installers and 3rd party download managers including CBS Interactive, Somoto, Conduit, Bechiro and others. Once installed it displays numerous popups hourly which encourages users to register for the service.

MyPC Backup is part of the Just Develop It! group of Backup brands (distributed under the sub company MyPCBackup Ltd/Backup Software Limited) that offers web hosting and online backup services run by JDI Backup (the parent company to similar brands Backup Genie and JustCloud).


MyPCBackup uses a small desktop application to backup all of your computers to the cloud. Your files are constantly backed up and you can access them at anytime from any device in the world. MyPCBackup will backup the files and folders that you choose. Once the initial backup is complete, MyPCBackup will automatically ...  Read more


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is mypc backup.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 70 files and is usually about 27.37 MB (28,696,001 bytes). Configuration Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MyPC Backup.
MyPC Backup.exe (00e81fc63b179054b5ebe08c6777ffee) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3283 MyBackup
AVware MSIL.MyPCBackup
Malwarebytes v2014.11.22.06 PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup.A
McAfee 5600.6939 Artemis!00E81FC63B17
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6939 Artemis
Total Defense 37.0.11291 Win32/Tnega.FMNQZPC
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05K114
VIPRE Antivirus 34988 MSIL.MyPCBackup (not malicious)
BackupStack.exe (f35af9d7647cf1be2d662292ec603dcc) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MyBackup.940
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
McAfee Artemis!F35AF9D7647C
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
Total Defense 37.0.11290 Win32/Tnega.WKGKREB
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1108
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Signup Wizard.exe (a7ba480e03acdca4faefe89b214ac51b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MyBackup.940
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.113
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14057 Trojan ( 0049ee0a1 )
K7GW 9.185.14056 Trojan ( 0049ee0a1 )
       View all 19 all detections
MyPC Backup has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: JDi Backup Ltd
URL: www.mypcbackup.com
Help link: support.mypcbackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mypc backup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MyPC Backup\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 27.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyPC Backup

Program executable:mypc backup.exe
Name:MyPC Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\mypc backup\mypc backup.exe
Additional files:
  • Configuration Updater.exe - Configuration Updater
  • DEL_UnRegisterExtensions.exe (by mypcbackup.com) - UnRegisterExtensions
  • UnRegisterExtensions.exe (by mypcbackup.com)
  • Service Start.exe (by MyPCBackup.com) - MyPC Backup Service
  • Shared Stack.dll - Shared Stack
  • BackupStack.exe (by Just Develop It) - BackupStack (Backup Stack)
  • Signup Wizard.exe - MyPC Backup (Signup Wizard)
  • GetText.dll - GetText
  • DEL_MPCBIconOverlays.dll - Sync Icon Overlay Handler
  • MPCBClient.dll
  • MPCBContextMenu.dll
  • MPCBIconOverlays.dll
  • RegisterExtensionDotNet20_x64.exe
  • RegisterExtensionDotNet20_x86.exe
  • RestartExplorer.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Signup Wizard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LaunchSignup' (runs monthly on Mondays at 1:21 AM).
  • MyPC Backup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C0227BE-29E1-4A0D-AF0B-BC5E4F93E0FB}' (runs on registration).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{407B1493-012F-4ED0-9C36-CCDB1587665F}' (runs on registration).
  • BackupStack.exe runs as a service named 'Computer Backup (MyPC Backup)' (BackupStack).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MyPC Backup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MyPC Backup\MyPC Backup.exe'.
Network connections
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-236-3-170.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-236-3-175.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:47.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0447180461%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02234797%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02237007%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,519,547
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:276.41 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:44.16 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove MyPC Backup?

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Or, you can uninstall MyPC Backup from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MyPC Backup, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MyPC Backup.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.41%
Windows 8 31.07%
Windows Vista 5.66%
Windows XP 4.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.06%
Windows 8.1 14.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.62%
Windows 7 Professional 9.83%
Windows 8 7.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.29%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Canada 4.12%
  France 3.21%
  Brazil 2.66%
  Australia 2.56%
  Italy 2.43%
  Saudi Arabia 1.76%
  MA 1.61%
  Germany 1.52%
  Israel 1.43%
  Belgium 1.24%
  India 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.33%
Dell 20.44%
Acer 18.12%
Toshiba 9.42%
ASUS 8.68%
Samsung 4.28%
Lenovo 3.96%
Intel 1.01%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.56%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.63%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.02%


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