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Windows 7: Where did Smart Backup come from?

09 Sep 2015   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Where did Smart Backup come from?

I noticed yesterday that with a file's icon selected on the Monitor, when I Right Click on it I get what I now know is an unfamiliar Save option (image attached here, not clear because I don't know how to snap an open OS window). The new option is 5th from the top with a blue icon. After clicking on it (I thought it was a normal Explorer option) a notice appeared in the tray at the bottom right of the monitor.

A search produced:

New Delhi PowerShell User Group.: “Smart Backup” using PowerShell

A windows Explorer search produces nothing useful. Tracing a test folder that I made, Smart Backup stores it in C: > Users > Username > My Documents

How could this have entered my PC? Is it safe? How to get rid of it?




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09 Sep 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I would think it some sort of Backup program that was installed as a tag a long when you downloaded something else.If it's a program you don't want just remove it and run a couple of scans to make sure you don't have some other little goodies that were tag a longs.
Check and see if it is part of Antivirus AVG CloudCare AntiVirus 2015

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10 Sep 2015   #3
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's a dufferent program. The one on my PC is called "Smart Backup" with a space. It is very different and has no settings. If I R. click on a file andclick on the new "Add selected files to Smart Backup" (which has a small blue icon), it is saved somewhere. An announcement peeps up then down above the Tray statig that the save has takenplace. Its a useful idea, to get a second backup of something really important, before the scheduled backup routines kick in.

Thanke. I will look at AdwCleaner
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10 Sep 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Either you have Smart Backup or you don't.
You want to keep Smart Backup or you don't

Do you want Smart Backup on your computer??
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10 Sep 2015   #5
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No. I will get rid of it.
EDIT: I ran AdwCleaner and it didn't find it.
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