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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #616
United States Rank #672
Reach 1.0872%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.24 days
892.19 days >
Average installed length: 468.78 days


VersionDistribution 0.10%

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MyPC Backup

What is MyPC Backup?

MyPC Backup (JustDevelopIT) is a Windows backup utility that is typically distributed in a co-bundled offer situation using download managers. The software will add an icon to the user's desktop as well as periodically popup a window to alert the user to run a backup and purchase the software.

It is also bundled with and by PC optimizer programs including Systweak, PC Cleaners, Smart PC Solutions and other potentially unwanted applications. Additionally a number of re-branded backup utilities are also distributed by this company such as JustCloud, JDI Backup, Backup Genie and ZipCloud.


MyPCBackup takes the security and privacy of your data very seriously. All your files are encrypted with the same security as banks use. Our clever sync folder allows you to sync files between multiple computers automatically. No need for slow transfer of files between computers again. Automatically backup your compu...  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. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 28.44 MB (29,819,126 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
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-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.
BackupStack.exe (9697bb01cc775dbec6e7a52bdb6dc3e3) has been flagged by the following 50 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Win32.Runouce.B@mm
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 I-Worm.Chir.B
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.07 Win32/ChiHack.6652
Avira AntiVir W32/Chir.B
Antiy-AVL Worm[Email]/Win32.Runouce.b
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:Oncer
AVG 2015.0.3390 Win32/Chir.B@mm
Baidu-International Virus.Win32.Runouce.$a
Bitdefender Win32.Runouce.B@mm
Bkav FE W32.ChirBPE
CAT-QuickHeal W32.Runouce.B
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21411 WIN.Worm.Brontok
CMC Antivirus Virus.Worm.Win32.Runouce.1!O
Commtouch SDK W32/Thecid.B@mm
Comodo Security 18788 EmailWorm.Win32.Runonce.~v001
Dr.Web Win32.Runonce.6652
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Win32.Runouce.B@mm
ESET-NOD32 8.10053 Win32/Chir.B
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 W32/Chir.B@mm
F-Prot v6. W32/Thecid.B@mm
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Win32.Runouce.B@mm
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Runouce.B@mm
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce
Jiangmin KV140807 Win32/cnPeace.b
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12626 EmailWorm
K7GW 13.180.12626 EmailWorm ( 00176e371 )
Kaspersky Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Type.b.6637
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.05 Virus.Chir
McAfee 5600.7046 W32/Chir.b@MM
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.SuspiciousPE.J
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10701 Virus:Win32/Chir.B@mm
MicroWorld-eScan Win32.Runouce.B@mm
NANO AntiVirus Virus.Win32.Runouce.bxafx
Norman 10.20140807 Agent.VAFM
nProtect Win32.Runouce.B@mm
Panda Antivirus W32/Chir.B
Qihoo-360 Virus.Win32.CNHacker.C
Rising Antivirus PE:Worm.ChineseHacker-2!23772
Sophos 4.98 W32/Chir-A
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 W32.Chir.B@mm
Tencent Virus.Win32.ChineseHacker.a
The Hacker W32/Chir.b.dannado
Total Defense 37.0.11042 Win32/Chir.B
Trend Micro 10.465.07 PE_Chir.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 PE_Chir.B
Vba32 AntiVirus Virus.Win32.Chur.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31020 Win32.chir.b (v)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Win32.Chir.B
Zillya Worm.Runouce.Win32.2
MyPC Backup.exe (cc5281d750ae952a5e3acca451c77653) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.DE7
AVware MyPC Backup (fs)
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.4655
ESET-NOD32 11462 a variant of MSIL/MyPCBackup.A potentially unwanted
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup.A
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 MyPCBackup!gen1
VIPRE Antivirus 39274 MyPC Backup (fs) (not malicious)
uninst.exe (461420b8a9a8546ba3b9d4bf1e88ce49) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-FraudPack
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 HV_ZYX_BK08294A.TOMC
       View all 59 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: MyPC Backup
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: 28.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MyPC Backup

Program executable:mypc backup.exe
Name:MyPC Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\mypc backup\mypc backup.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • BackupStack.dll - MyPC Backup
  • DEL_Signup Wizard.exe - Signup Wizard
  • Signup Wizard.exe
  • 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)
  • GetText.dll - GetText
  • MPCBClient.dll
  • MPCBContextMenu.dll
  • MPCBIconOverlays.dll - Sync Icon Overlay Handler
  • RegisterExtensionDotNet20_x64.exe
  • RegisterExtensionDotNet20_x86.exe
  • RestartExplorer.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MyPC Backup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{189E875D-1EA4-44C5-87C2-E89A8E547AAC}' (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 ec2-107-23-180-130.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-241-191-232.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-246-167-223.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-107-23-176-87.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-236-3-173.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-243-55-68.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to LM3500.mypcbackup.com ( port 80).
  • BackupStack.exe connects to ec2-54-246-196-170.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • 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

mypc backup.exe
Memory:77.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003589387%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010255%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025638%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,340,315
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.3 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:81.32 KB
105.02 KB average
Signup Wizard.exe
Memory:30.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0017160200%
Kernel CPU:0.00105758%
User CPU:0.00065844%
I/O reads/min:2.3 KB
I/O writes/min:371 Bytes
Memory:47.97 MB
Total CPU:0.0447180461%
Kernel CPU:0.02234797%
User CPU:0.02237007%
CPU cycles/sec:6,519,547
I/O reads/min:276.41 KB
I/O writes/min:44.16 KB

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) 53%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.39%
Windows 10 27.48%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Windows XP 6.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.03%
Windows 7 Professional 8.60%
Windows 8 7.53%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.41%
  United Kingdom 4.33%
  Germany 3.25%
  Canada 3.11%
  France 2.71%
  Italy 2.52%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Israel 2.33%
  Australia 1.70%
  MA 1.26%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Spain 1.09%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  Taiwan 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.25%
Dell 19.92%
Acer 17.48%
Toshiba 9.40%
ASUS 9.03%
Samsung 4.02%
Lenovo 3.57%
Intel 1.16%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Sahara 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.34%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.37%

comments8 comments

user comment
user comment
Grace over a year ago
This program has been haunting me to back it up. so I finally clicked ok. then it only took care of part of it so for $19.95 will do the rest, so I gave my debit # and that was it. nothing more happened and the site just went away--with no fixing. what did I pay for? I'm terrified now I have up banking info for nothing and will probably have someone steal identiy, etc. what do I do now?
user comment
mobyover a year ago
How long does it take to uninstall my pc back up?
user comment
imcoolchrisover a year ago
Thank you, you helped me track down this program and uninstall it.
user comment
donelaineover a year ago
Somehow I've got your program in my computer and it does NOT work. When I try to signup my details are rejected even though I use the same ones as with other programs. I've tried to uninstall the program but that doesn't work. I want a back-up but this one isn't doing it.
user comment
Dutchrover a year ago
Thank you for this program...I made the mistake of listing programs with c/net for update announcements. When I updated my VLC player, I did a custom install and opted out, but this My PC Backup installed anyway. I immediately started getting pop-ups for their setup wizard. I've removed it now, but it is very irritating and I most certainly will NEVER use c/net again for anything.
user comment
RemoveThisover a year ago
This program is currently being bundled and distributed with the CNET Download.com installers. Popups notices to run backups all the time.
user comment
dreuzelover a year ago
user comment
KLivy08over a year ago
Okay, you assert that your encryption is the same as banks use. But anyone banking agency and regulators can decrypt the data. How does the user set his/her backups so that only he/she or his/her heirs/agents can decrypt these data fails? The key to privacy is FIDE NEMO!