Hi. There. I am having problems with this PC Backup 360 for Windows. My computer had worked great until last week since I have found this backup program. Back then, an ad popped up and said that I could backup my files for free by using the program it provided, so I clicked on it to install on my computer. However, it turned out to be a stupid action. It didn’t help me backup files as it said but asked me to purchase its product instead. I can afford its product, but I don’t want it because I don’t trust it at all. It changed things on my computer without asking for my permission. It reports various computer threats frequently while it didn’t help me. Now my computer always crashes down without reasons. It runs extremely slow which I can’t stand any more. I have idea how to remove it. Please help me out.
PC Backup 360 for Windows is classified as a bogus, dangerous and deceptive application which claims to help you backup all of your important data on the cloud. In fact, it is trying to ruin your computer for money instead of protecting your data. It tricks you into believing that it is a useful application and deceives you into installing it to backup your data for free in the first place. You will find that it will not help you for free at all. When half of the job is done, it asks you to buy its licensed application to continue. Besides, it can backup your data to its remote developer. It also is ad-supported program. Web ads may pop now and then. You may find useless programs are installed on your computer which takes up much space of your CPU. It reports fake warning to scare you into believing that your computer is infected with serious virus to foment chaos. We strongly suggest you remove it out of your system as soon as possible to protect your computer.
PC Backup 360 for Windows is a useless and unwanted program on your computer. It attacks your computer without your knowledge. However, this doesn’t mean that it has been installed without your consent. On one hand, you might go to its homepage and was convinced to install it. On the other hand, you might install it along with other third party program. PC Backup 360 for Windows usually is bundled with unknown free software and shareware. It can be downloaded and installed as a plug-in which is not obvious enough to have your attention. Hence, it is necessary to read items of use careful to avoid unwanted programs. Besides, your computer can be infected with this malicious program while you are visiting suspicious website or opening attachment from spam email. When you click on this kind of unreliable programs, you will be redirected to a certain website and make you download and install this malicious program. Therefore, be cautious with unknown programs online to keep your computer from malware.
Once PC Backup 360 for Windows is installed, you can see its icons on your desktop. It makes up non-existed computer threats to scare you and pretends to provide free help you to backup your important data at the same time. It asks you to wait when it tries to scan all of your files. However, in the middle of the process, it demands its full version program to finish the rest of the job which you need to pay for. In other case, it just backup all of your important data and send them to the remote criminals. In other word, its developer can access your data like videos, documents, pictures and other similar things with the help of PC Backup 360 for Windows on your computer. When you want to restore your data, it asks for money. It will not give your data back until you pay for it. In this case, a page will pop up and ask you to sign up frequently. No option is provided to close the window. You only can give your information to sign up. At the same time, you may notice that lots of ads pop up. If you click on those ads accidently, you will be redirected to unreliable websites where the criminals tend to hide viruses. According to our research, many computers have been infected with virus after being redirected to unsafe websites. Additionally, it is capable of collecting your personal data like account information, username, passwords, financial information including credit card and bank account numbers etc. Never underestimate this tricky program.
Removing the PC Backup 360 for Windows seems to be difficult for ordinary computer users, even those famous antivirus programs cannot do that successfully. Hence, manual removal can ensure that the stubborn virus will be gone completely. As mentioned above, manual removal needs professional knowledge, because the lack of experience may cause errors resulting in some other unpredictable problems. The following guide provides a general concept of the removal. You may not be able to find out some certain files for the virus can be changed. If you fear the loss of important data, please consider making a backup before starting the removal.
1. Restart the Infected Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
(* Usually the malware will be temporarily disabled in Safe Mode which will provide users a chance to get this problem fixed. If you are still getting the virus popup in safe mode with networking, please try safe mode with command prompt instead.)
Restart your computer, immediately, quickly and repeatedly hit F8 key before the Windows start-up screen shows. Select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter key.
2. Stop the Processes Related to PC Backup 360 for Windows in Windows Task Manager
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together and end the virus processes in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get Run window
(2). Type Control Panel in the Run window and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to take effect, then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete or adjust all the related registry entries of PC Backup 360 for Windows
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together to get the Run box, type in ‘regedit’ then click OK, Registry Editor window will pop up
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this fake Antivirus
There is no doubt that PC Backup 360 for Windows is a nasty program that you can’t trust. Do not fall for it when it claims it will help you backup data for free. Its purpose is to grab your money. Your computer screen will be covered with fake warnings and endless ads. You may find many icons of unknown programs on your desktop. Those programs can deliver more ads to you. Your computer will run slower and slower. As we all know, it can access your sensitive data. However, we don’t know what the criminals will do with your precious data. Hence, do not put your data at risk. Remove PC Backup 360 for Windows completely right now. Do not hesitate any more. It will be too late after it swindles money out of you!
Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 8:46 am