Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” pop-up

If you are seeing a Reminder! Your computer is not backed up, Backup your file online today then you have installed on your computer a potentially unwanted program called MyPC Backup from MyPCBackup LTD.
[Image: Reminder! Your computer is not backed up virus]
Reminder! Your computer is not backed up, Backup your file online today is typically added when you install another free software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this program. Very often users have no idea where did it come from, so it’s not surprising at all that most of them assume that “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” is a virus. This program is also bundled within the custom installer on many reputable download sites (eg: CNET, Softonic), so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” was installed during the software setup process.
“Reminder! Your computer is not backed” up it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.

When installed, “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” program 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.
The text of the MyPc Backup pop-up is:

Reminder!
Your computer is not backed up,
Backup your file online today
FREE computer backup available

[Image: Reminder! Your computer is not backed up ads]
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this “Reminder! Your computer is not backed” pop-up ad. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall MyPc BackUp from Windows
STEP 2: Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” adware with AdwCleaner
STEP 3: Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” potentially unwanted programs with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 4: Double-check for the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” infection with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall MyPC Backup from Windows

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

  1. To uninstall the “MyPC Backup” program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Start button, then click on the Control Panel menu option.
    [Image: Control Panel in Windows Start Menu]
    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel” .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there.
    [Image: Control Panel in Windows 8]
  2. When the Control Panel window opens click on the Uninstall a program option under Programs category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the Classic View of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the Programs and Features icon instead.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  3. When the Programs and Features or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall “MyPC Backup” and any other recently installed or unknown programs from your computer.
    To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll though the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs.
    [Image: Uninstall Reminder! Your computer is not backed up malicious programs from Windows]
    If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completly remove the unwated programs from your machine.

STEP 2: Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” adware from your computer with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    AdwCleaner Icon
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
    Click on Scan button to find
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
    Remove
  5. AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
    AdwCleaner removing

STEP 3: Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” potentially unwanted programs with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup-consumer-2.00.xx” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup program]
    Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
  3. When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard]
    To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Final Setup Screen]
  4. Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Fix Now” button.
    [Image: Click on the Fix Now button to start a scan]
    Alternatively, you can click on the “Scan” tab and select “Threat Scan“, then click on the “Scan Now” button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Threat Scan]
  5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now check for updates, and if there are any, you will need to click on the “Update Now” button.
    [Image: Click on Update Now to update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
  6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware while performing a scan]
  7. When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Quarantine All” button, and then click on the “Apply Now” button.
    [Image: Remove
    Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
  8. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removing
    After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats

STEP 4: Double-check for the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    [Image: HitmanPro start-up screen]
    Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro setup options]
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” malicious files.
    [Image: HitmanPro scanning for malware]
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” virus.
    [Image: HitmanPro scan results]
  5. Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro Activate Free License]

Your computer should now be free of the “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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ABOUT STELIAN PILICI

I am the creator and owner of MalwareTips.com.
My area of expertise includes malware removal and computer forensics. I'm active in the various online anti-malware communities where I do researches for new malware threats as they are released.
I live in Bucharest (Romania), where I run my own local computer repair shop.
I repair both hardware and other operating systems related issues, however most of my business is malware related problems.

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  • tasha

    that was magical, thank you!

  • http://annieinthesun.blogspot.com/ AnnieintheSun

    Great stuff. Thanks, Stelian. I’ve circled you in G+ in my highly cherished “geeky techs” (a high honor) and will follow you on Twitter. Bless you!

  • Nick

    Thank you so much. That Reminder got me sick of it.

  • Koky

    Thank you so much, it was so simple the way you showed me!

  • JPKillin

    Still have this problem and did some of what is available.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Did you uninstall the MyPC Backup as seen in STEP 1? Also did you run AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool??

  • Feroz

    Really Helpful, thanks for the blog.

  • Solid Snake

    Great help!!! now it’s gone. Step 4 doesn’t work for me, so I used step 1. I used the Step 4 first because I’m familiar with that tool. Anyway, is it ok if I don’t activate my Malwarebytes?
    Thanks a lot.

  • Jess

    Thanks so much, this helped me find the dratted thing and get rid of it. :)

  • atsuko

    Thanks a lot!!

  • Mr. V

    Thank you very much. This was a very helpful guide.