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Old 22.05.2014, 12:21
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I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

4 years ago I bought a good virus protection program "G-Data" from Germany, and for the first time I have picked up something called "MyPC Backup"

I looked on the Internet and it is a worm that sends your private stuff to www.ep.backupgrid.net

Symptom: a popup arrives with "MyPC Backup" suggesting you do a backup, click here etc. (Which I never did)

Even after several anti virus scans, G-Data has failed to pick it up. I seem to have caught it on 14 March 2014.

The program is lodged here,
C:\Program Files(x86)\MyPC Backup\Signup Wizard.exe

It is difficult to delete as it contains shared files. I renamed the files in "MyPC Backup", rebooted, and then I was able to destroy the complete directory.

I will write a complaint to G-Data.

Test results: http://www.antivirus-programme-test.de/?kw=gdata%20internet%20security&match_kw=1&campaig n=1&network_type=2&network=1&ad_group=9&ad_text=35 &lp_pool_id=6&_$ja=cgid:1989065514|tsid:30607|cid: 56970954|lid:539544303|nw:search|crid:{creative}|b ku:1

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Old 22.05.2014, 14:56
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

I guess this is too late for you, but it does at least explain that you can get this malware even through "innocent" use of the internet . . .
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/mypc-backup-virus-removal/
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Old 22.05.2014, 16:19
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

Thank you. Yes, I don't know where it came from. I have cleaned it out now, and reported it to G-Data to add to their list. I have a firewall too.
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Old 22.05.2014, 16:21
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

I'm not finding G-Data in this list: http://www.av-test.org/en/home/

Anyway, you were infected when you clicked one something on the Internet. I bet you're running with Admin rights on Windows and you use IE as your browser?
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Old 22.05.2014, 16:37
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

2 negatives there! Mozilla Firefox and ordinary user.

G-Data is from Bochum, it is 4th on this list http://www.antivirus-programme-test.de

I was loading the jxpiinstall.exe fix for Firefox with Adobe Flash player problem, I think I might have picked it up then.

Anyway, apparently "MyPC Backup" is not a virus, it is a backup function, the intruder tries to force a sale of their software.
So as it is not a real threat then maybe G-Data do not clean it up.
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Old 22.05.2014, 21:18
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

www.malwarebytes.org will get rid of it. Just take the free version, no trials, no nothing.
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Old 22.05.2014, 22:38
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

Thanks, but I got rid of it, see post #3
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Old 22.05.2014, 22:44
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Re: I caught a virus, "MyPC Backup"

Honestly, I recommend a scan with that, you will find things - trust me!
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