Q: Computer trouble please help – MyPC backup

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Q: COMPUTER TROUBLE PLEASE HELP?
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ok so ever since this MyPC backup thing has been on my computer my computer has been messing up lately iv been getting ads on every website that i have been on and this hasnt happened before it all started when the pc thing came and its been making me really angry and i downloaded adobe flash player so i could watch videos and it says i downloaded it and then it says you need adobe flash player to watch this video and i downloaded the latest one and then ads just come up everywhere like now on yahoo there are alot of ads just popping up all over my computer and on youtube and on every website please help me i dont know what to
do
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MY ANSWER AS ANTIBOTNET YAHOO ID

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You will probably be shocked to find it that it is malware itself…
MyPC Backup.exe Description
http://www.enigmasoftware.com/mypcbackupexe-removal/
MyPC Backup.exe is a dangerous executable file, which is related to malware, specifically adware programs. MyPC Backup.exe can cause data loss on an affected computer system or even damage the whole PC. MyPC Backup.exe is installed on the infected computer  without the PC user’s permission and knowledge. MyPC Backup.exe makes the targeted computer vulnerable to other security threats. MyPC Backup.exe can steal valuable confidential information and information about the browsing history of the victim. MyPC Backup.exe may change search results in any legitimate search engine with web addresses of sponsored websites and and divert victims to these doubtful websites. MyPC Backup.exe may also replace the homepage and default search egnine with the suspicious URL. MyPC Backup.exe repeatedly displays numerous bogus alerts/ warning messages on the screen of the corrupted PC about a variety of security threats and even advertise rogue security programs in order to remove supposed malware infections.
Type: Malware

Because you were able to install and run this it means you do not have quality antimalware (antivirus plus antispyware) installed on the computer or it would have immediately quarantined it to keep it from running and spying on you and running adware.

TYPE INTO SEARCH ENGINE…. “MyPC backup adware malware” and you will see valid reports fom known legitimate security sites reporting it as malwar as well as other sites such as security forums etc were other users have same problems.

RECOMMENDED you immediately install quality antimalware program and perform a full scan of the computer and remove all threats found in results. Becasue “MyPC backup” is rated as a high risk malware it may even block you from installing antimalware. The way around that is to either set the computer into Safe Mode With Networking and try installing and then perform scans. In Safe Mode only the few neccessary Windows processes load and nothing else which as well stops malware from running and allows for it to be removed. There is also the portable antimalware you can install on a USB Drive (not USB media stick – DRIVE – that is same price). You then run the antimalware from that to remove malware. SAFE MODE …. TURN OFF PC OR HIT RESTART. AS IT IS STARTING UP – KEEP TAPPING THE F-8 KEY TOP OF KEYBOARD. The PC will produce the black screen with options and choose Safe Mode. Do what you need to do – install scan, remove – and simply Restart the PC and will automatically start up in Normal Mode as regular use.

Check Threats and what they are here… http://bluecollarpc.us/threats-faqs/
Check all kinds of good well known and trusted antimalware products here …
http://bluecollarpc.us/help-center/
There are the many Genuine Freeware home versions of antivirus and antispyware but they do not have Real Time Protection (Sometimes called HIPS) activated like the full pay program which is about 40-50 USD (US Dollars) yearly. However there are just a couple free ones with Real Time Protection activated like pay products if money is issue. Real Time Protection (heuristics) blocks all malware from installing on the computer in the first place 24/7 – always running.
Malware is the term for all threats as virus, worm, trojan, adware, spyware, rootkit etc. Antivirus blocks/deletes viruses, worms, rootkits and most trojans. Antispyware blocks/deletes adware, spyware, keyloggers, dialers, etc and many other trojans antivirus misses. Spyware itself can have in its payload (malware package installed) – keyloggers which record all keystrokes on the keyboard. It can perform snapshots of your computer screen – what you are looking at. It can copy make copies of your files (photos, media, documents, etc) and altogether all things it is recording is broadcasted out to cyber criminals owning it which in turn generally go right to trying to perform an IDTheft from gathered stolen data from the PC including even financial stuff like logging into pay bills or buy stuff with cards etc any like passwords and pin numbers stored on the computer or recorded by keyloggers when signing in.

TRY ….
30 day fully working free Eset Antimalware (about best in world)
Free 30-day Trial of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6
http://www.eset.com/us/download/home/detail/family/2/?trl=ea
After 30 days it will stop working. You can buy it or then uninstall it after 30 days.

ALSO Emergency tries if things are blocked….
MalAware 1.0 http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/malaware/
Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2.0
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/

FULL PROTECTION FREE ONES:
http://antivirus.comodo.com/
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Source(s):
http://www.enigmasoftware.com/mypcbackupexe-removal/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESET_NOD32
http://www.betterantivirus.com/nod32-and-virus-news/archives/1456-December-2009-ESET-antivirus-scoops-59th-VB100-Award.html
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
http://antivirus.comodo.com/

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Users Asks: Signs of a backdoor Trojan ?

Hello all…. I go by the handle of ‘antibotnet’ at Yahoo Answers > Security. Here is a helpful question and answer I thought to share…

QUESTION:
Signs of a backdoor Trojan?
If i had a backdoor intruder on my machine what would i notice to make me suspicious?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120328132628AA1JHMk

MY ANSWER:

In older days going back at least five years ago and more, malware was practically always obvious as to “something seems to be running in the background”. This is because computers were much smaller and specifically with RAM Memory which is kind of a cache of memory used by like all the start up programs you see the little icons for down in the lower right system tray and running programs. RAM Memory was very small at the release of Windows XP (2001) which it was common as from the factory at 256K RAM. This led to the famous coined phrase “512M RAM Upgrade” which was simply adding another 256M RAM memory stick inside the computer, a snap in.

Today it is common to see 1Gig RAM as small and inefficient and probably on now legacy left over com puters for sale. Most new ones are beginning at 2Gig RAM which is 8 times the size as the above XP example at 256M RAM. 3Gig of RAM is quite common place now in new PCs and 4Gig RAM but with expandable to a whopping 8 Gigs !! !

That being said – and adding the upgraded processors that are now dual and quad processors with much higher speeds as standard equipment and being on broadband leaving dial up in the dust as a 56K connection compared to 1M and up to 4G broadband/dsl connectivity speeds – all that being said, it is not that easy at all to ‘SUSPECT SOMETHING RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND because the PC navigation has bogged down time to time when you are not running stuff.

((NOTE: What of malware bogs down the system ? Spyware that is broadcasting out – copied files, screen snapshots, keylogger data, etc. Mass-mailing worm. Downloader Trojan or Rootkit that are installing more malware. Full blown Botnet Infection that may contain all of the above plus has added some P2P (peer to peer) software and is using the machine to not only download and upload piracy software and files – but also is continually spewing illegal crimewares as viruses and worms and spywares etc.)))

Like you are not mega multi-tasking with like 4 programs open and running. You might have one thing open you are doing and in older days when you additionally where navigating around the system like opening another program or additionally starting up a new email – suddenly the whole system almost would go to a crawl – bogged down navigation, terribly.

THAT was a sure sign there was malware running in the background and generally as spyware or a worm such as a spam worm emailing everyone in an address book of email addresses on the computer.

Backdoor threats as Trojan Downloaders are actually more newer in malware somewhat well after the middle of this past decade. As comparison, these were virtually unheard of going back 7 years and further. Again, because of the larger computer sizes and upgrades – it is much, much more difficult to simply sense a malware as these running in stealth, not naked to the visible eye.

The best thing to do is simply install and use quality antimalware that has both antivirus and antispyware and Real Time Protection processes. Adding a personal software firewall aids that too. Perform Full Scans at least once a week !

What would make you suspicious ? IDTheft, new malware installed and not knowing how – are two suspicious symptoms of backdoor threats. This is what they do.

SEE:

Glossary of Malware
http://www.westcoastlabs.org/
Backdoor – A Backdoor is a secret or undocumented way of gaining access to a program, online service, computer or an entire computer network. Most Backdoors are designed to exploit a vulnerability in a system and open it to future access by an attacker. A Backdoor is a potential security risk in that it allows an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer and the files stored thereon.
Source(s):

Threats FAQs
Threats Frequently Asked Questions
http://bluecollarpc.us/Threats_FAQs.html

How to Remove a Backdoor Trojan Computer Virus
http://www.ehow.com/how_5164888_remove-backdoor-trojan-computer-virus.html

Backdoor Santas
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial41.html

Backdoor.Trojan | Symantec
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2001-062614-1754-99

Trojan Downloader Featured Articles
http://www.ehow.com/trojan-downloader/

Typical Question – How did I get infected with trojan and virus

Typical Question – How did I get infected with trojan and virus…

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110923202712AAmHzZF
(I am antibotnet Yahoo ID as webmaster www.bluecollarpc.us)

It

may help a little with orientation with the behavior of malware. A trojan takes control and wants to do something and will rifle actions to get it done. A crash may occur because it is not normal expected behavior of the healthy system as is giving control command in an underhanded way as brute force. Trojans have evolved greatly and they have security software disabling trojans which disable free products and some shareware products as well. There are now Downloader Trojans that install more and more malware as the rootkit usually does. There are backdoor trojans that affect connectivity and control vital areas.

The crash you mention probably did occur from the trojan infection and spyware does this too as opposed to a computer virus or worm. AVG did indicate a trojan infection found.

Viruses take over files to spread themselves. Some are specifically created to destroy computer files, systems, or drive itself. Newer ones have been crafted to steal passwords.

Your problem seems to be you are using the free AVG version which will NOT protect the computer because Real Time Protection is only activated in paid subscription antivirus and antispware products. If you had AVG paid antivirus – it would have blocked the trojan infection from occurring. NOTE today there are many newer and sophisticated trojans that simple antivirus no longer detects all. Antispyware will detect many of these and particularly ones used in spyware installations.

These can happen anywhere on the world wide web at any infected website whether hacked or intentionally a malicious content website. This is called a “drive by infection” meaning the unprotected computer will get infected just by visiting a bad website. This can include and is not limited to virus, trojan, spyware, and botnet infections. You MUST have Real Time Protection activated or there is NO protection.

The free home version scanners are called stand alone on demand scanning as “reactive” protection. Paid subscription security softwares have all this plus the “proactive” Real Time Protection processes (heuristics) that block all infections from occurring in the first place. All that gets past this is generally embedded malware in some software download that can be found by scanning the package FIRST before clicking to install OR will detect it trying to execute when the installer package is double clicked to execute the installation.

Threatfire is great as just the Real Time Protection processes protection themselves for both ativirus and antispwyare catagory threats. You can add that and scan regularly with AVG free. http://www.threatfire.com/
You forgot antispware with Real Time Protection – get free from Microsoft, Windows Defender to add to this package….. http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

There are only two or three known antivirus and antispwyare programs in the world that have offered free Real Time Protection products, and fortunately they are far from dog programs. They have won several prestigious awards that the big companies have such as the VB100 Award and West Coast Certification to name a couple. I would pick one and install it immediately and keep AVG off to the side as a secondary stand alone scanner.

Microsoft Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Comodo Free Anti Virus
http://antivirus.comodo.com/

ALSO
Spyware Terminator
(Antispyware and antivirus. Real time protection added ! )
http://www.spywareterminator.com/
* Fast spyware scanning
* 100% real-time protection
* HIPS protection
* Antivirus protection
* Multilanguage Support

Source(s):

http://bluecollarpc.us/Threats_FAQs.html

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