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What is MyPC Backup?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MyPC Backup is nagware. This one typically gets bundled with other software or promoted heavily through dubious advertisers.
Once installed it keeps reminding the user to register the full version.

How do I know if I am infected with MyPC Backup?

This is how the main screen of the unregistered version of the application looks:


You will find these icons in your taskbar and on your desktop:


and you may see this entry in your list of installed programs:


and this task in your Task Scheduler:


How did MyPC Backup get on my computer?

These so-called registry cleaners use different methods of getting installed. This particular one was bundled by other software.

How do I remove MyPC Backup?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of MyPC Backup?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes MyPC Backup completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this nagware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the MyPC Backup installer. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



Technical details for experts

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

 () C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe
 Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MyPC Backup.lnk [2016-09-22]
 ShortcutTarget: MyPC Backup.lnk -> C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe ()
 C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\MyPC Backup.lnk
 C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre

MyPC Backup  (HKLM\...\OLBPre) (Version:  - MyPC Backup) <==== ATTENTION
Task: {33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7} - System32\Tasks\LaunchPreSignup => C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe [2016-01-03] () <==== ATTENTION
() C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\LinqBridge.dll
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre
       Adds the file brand.jdat"="1/3/2016 7:55 PM, 520181 bytes, A
       Adds the file de_DE.mo"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 66304 bytes, A
       Adds the file es_ES.mo"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 66926 bytes, A
       Adds the file fr_FR.mo"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 67831 bytes, A
       Adds the file it_IT.mo"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 61983 bytes, A
       Adds the file LinqBridge.dll"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 60928 bytes, A
       Adds the file OLBPre.exe"="1/3/2016 7:55 PM, 2474496 bytes, A
       Adds the file OLBPre.exe.config"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 203 bytes, A
       Adds the file pt_PT.mo"="1/3/2016 7:54 PM, 65761 bytes, A
       Adds the file state.jdat"="9/22/2016 10:02 AM, 373 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninst.exe"="9/22/2016 10:02 AM, 426822 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
       Adds the file MyPC Backup.lnk"="9/22/2016 10:02 AM, 1029 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file MyPC Backup.lnk"="9/22/2016 10:02 AM, 1863 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
       Adds the file LaunchPreSignup"="9/22/2016 10:02 AM, 4000 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\uninst.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "MyPC Backup "
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", ""
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://support.mypcbackup.com"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "MyPC Backup"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\uninst.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.mypcbackup.com"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 9/22/2016
Scan Time: 11:12 AM
Logfile: mbamMyPCBackup.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.09.22.07
Rootkit Database: v2016.08.15.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 321533
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 44 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe, 2632, Delete-on-Reboot, [0f202b4aecaef2443ad9fc94e21fce32]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 3
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\OLBPre, Quarantined, [50dfacc9e0ba85b13fc96fddce364bb5], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7}, Delete-on-Reboot, [41ee066fb4e6181ef873529dd23157a9], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\LaunchPreSignup, Delete-on-Reboot, [45ead79eebaf92a40ed0aefe9370d62a], 

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7}|Path, \LaunchPreSignup, Delete-on-Reboot, [41ee066fb4e6181ef873529dd23157a9]
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\OLBPRE|DisplayName, MyPC Backup , Quarantined, [3bf480f59ffb73c3a79ace142fd435cb]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre, Delete-on-Reboot, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 

Files: 15
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [0f202b4aecaef2443ad9fc94e21fce32], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup.exe, Quarantined, [d55a6312653501356ca7cfc1976aa55b], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [50dfacc9e0ba85b13fc96fddce364bb5], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\MyPC Backup.lnk, Quarantined, [44eb0a6b9bff1d19e5f4ddcf2cd77d83], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MyPC Backup.lnk, Quarantined, [2609d3a27b1f76c0f4e76349db28a957], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\LaunchPreSignup, Quarantined, [9e910f663f5b4fe7c01c7d2f2fd450b0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe.config, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\brand.jdat, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\de_DE.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\es_ES.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\fr_FR.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\it_IT.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\LinqBridge.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\pt_PT.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\state.jdat, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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