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Windows 7: Sudden Malware Warning. No system changes.


22 Sep 2013   #1

 
 
Sudden Malware Warning. No system changes.

I have a crappy little laptop that I use out in the living room, I don't do much with it other than browsing and Netflix. Recently, I've seen the following seemingly malicious message appearing above my systray.



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22 Sep 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I would suggest removing that belarc link, your office key is open to the world.
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22 Sep 2013   #3

Win 7 x64
 
 

It is a bogus backup program that was most likely installed along with a half dozen other "utilities". I would go into the control panel and Programs and Features. Check for a program called MyPCBackup or something along those lines. Uninstall it and also sort the installed programs by date and you will probably see other unneeded programs installed on or around the same day. After you remove them all you will probably want to run some scans to make sure they are all completely removed.
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22 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

From your belarc link I see that you have a program called MyPCBackup - MyPC Backup Version 1.0.0.0 installed.

Do you use it? If not remove it, that might be the source of the message.
Also see here: Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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22 Sep 2013   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
From your belarc link I see that you have a program called MyPCBackup - MyPC Backup Version 1.0.0.0 installed.

Do you use it? If not remove it, that might be the source of the message.
Also see here: Clean Up Factory Bloatware
That may be it, however this is not a factory bought PC. It's a clean install of corporate Windows.

I tend to be pretty careful when clicking next, next, next on installers...I'm surprised this got by me....
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22 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Okay. Remove that software and let us know how it goes.
And while your in there, look for other stuff to uninstall that you do not use.
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23 Sep 2013   #7

 
 

I used Revo Uninstaller and there was no program listed. There was, however, a program called "Pro Backup" that Windows Programs and Features saw, which is odd.

I'm surprised that actually got on there, I'm very diligent about what goes on my computers...I never "yes my way" through an applications installation". But that must be how it got on there.

But thanks, folks, for the assistance.
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