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Posted on 2013-06-20
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I am getting a pop up window regularly.  It has suddenly appear and says that my pc is not backed up and it should be, click here etc.
I have looked in the list of programs but cannot find any reference to it so I cant delete it.
I recall there is some methodology for getting rid of this sort of thing but I cannot remember it.
I am running good anti virus s/w and the anti malaware has found nothing
Help please.
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Question by:digisel
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by:ScottJoshuaC
ID: 39263116
Try and run MSCONFIG and look at the startup programs / services to look for anything suspicious. You can disable it there and then look for that application.
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COBOLdinosaur earned 250 total points
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If you could post a screenshot of the popup it might help us determine the source.

Cd&
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by:digisel
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I cant take a screen shot because it comes and goes when least expected.
Here is a list of the backup programs on the pc
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by:ScottJoshuaC
ScottJoshuaC earned 250 total points
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It appears that MyPC Backup maybe adware. Try removing it.
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by:digisel
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i have removed it but the pop up continues to appear
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by:digisel
ID: 39266297
thanks for your input
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