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United States Rank #707
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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 62 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
  • 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 (732761dfcfad0863e216931e29c75630) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.BackupMyPC
AVG 2016.0.3141 MyBackup
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
CAT-QuickHeal RiskTool.BackupMyPC.r3 (Not a Virus)
Cyren W32/BackupMyPC.VBBU-8711
ESET-NOD32 9.11445 MSIL/MyPCBackup.F potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/BackupMyPC.A
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15530 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.202.15530 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BackupMyPC
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.04 PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup.A
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.13 ADW_MYPCBACKUP
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 ADW_MYPCBACKUP
VIPRE Antivirus 39184 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
BackupStack.exe (cb992840482c8cf9cd00376b23be13b3) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MyBackup.940
AVware MyPC Backup (fs)
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C479
Panda Antivirus PUP/MyPCBackup
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MyPCBackup.component
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MyPCBackup.component
VIPRE Antivirus 39228 MyPC Backup (fs) (not malicious)
Signup Wizard.exe (9d0cc110ab0605885d98ae08377f6f66) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MyBackup.940
AVware MyPC Backup (fs)
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C479
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MYPCBACKUP
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MYPCBACKUP
VIPRE Antivirus 39216 MyPC Backup (fs) (not malicious)
       View all 28 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
  • UnRegisterExtensions.exe (by mypcbackup.com) - UnRegisterExtensions
  • Service Start.exe (by MyPCBackup.com) - MyPC Backup Service
  • Updater_.dll (by My PC Backup) - Software Update (My PC Backup Software Update)
  • Shared Stack.dll (by mypcbackup.com) - Shared Stack
  • BackupStack.exe (by Just Develop It) - BackupStack (Backup Stack)
  • BackupStackUI.dll (by JDIBackup)
  • Signup Wizard.exe - MyPC Backup (Signup Wizard)
  • GetText.dll - GetText
  • InstMgr.dll
  • MPCBClient.dll
  • MPCBContextMenu.dll
  • MPCBIconOverlays.dll - Sync Icon Overlay Handler
  • SignupWizard.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • MyPC Backup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LaunchApp' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 7:53 AM).
  • Signup Wizard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LaunchSignup' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 8:41 PM).
  • 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'.

How do I remove MyPC Backup?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 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 56.52%
Windows 10 33.96%
Windows Vista 5.41%
Windows XP 4.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.86%
Windows 8.1 16.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.22%
Windows 7 Professional 9.45%
Windows 8 6.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.95%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Canada 3.80%
  France 3.28%
  Germany 2.94%
  Brazil 2.56%
  Australia 2.46%
  Italy 2.31%
  Saudi Arabia 1.74%
  India 1.43%
  MA 1.27%
  Israel 1.23%
  Belgium 1.12%
  Netherlands 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.89%
Dell 19.88%
Acer 18.39%
Toshiba 9.45%
ASUS 8.71%
Lenovo 4.32%
Samsung 4.16%
Intel 0.93%
American Megatrends 0.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.02%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.11%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.58%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.45%


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