PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup

Short bio

PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup is the detection name for MyPC Backup, a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is an online backup solution marketed by JDI Backup.

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup stands out from their other products because it is often included in bundles, and you will see advertisements for it in almost every corner of the Internet. They do actually provide a backup solution, but it is not customer-friendly and expensive compared to other such services.
There are two common methods of infection: either users install the trial of the product themselves, or the product gets bundled with other software. In both cases, the trial will keep reminding users to register and buy the product.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup by using real-time protection.

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Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

If you have registered the product, you may get some spam on the address you used. Unsubscribing from the email list might help stop that.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 9/22/2016
Scan Time: 11:12 AM
Logfile: mbamMyPCBackup.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.09.22.07
Rootkit Database: v2016.08.15.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 321533
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 44 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe, 2632, Delete-on-Reboot, [0f202b4aecaef2443ad9fc94e21fce32]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 3
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\OLBPre, Quarantined, [50dfacc9e0ba85b13fc96fddce364bb5],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7}, Delete-on-Reboot, [41ee066fb4e6181ef873529dd23157a9],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\LaunchPreSignup, Delete-on-Reboot, [45ead79eebaf92a40ed0aefe9370d62a],

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7}|Path, \LaunchPreSignup, Delete-on-Reboot, [41ee066fb4e6181ef873529dd23157a9]
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\OLBPRE|DisplayName, MyPC Backup , Quarantined, [3bf480f59ffb73c3a79ace142fd435cb]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre, Delete-on-Reboot, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],

Files: 15
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [0f202b4aecaef2443ad9fc94e21fce32],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup.exe, Quarantined, [d55a6312653501356ca7cfc1976aa55b],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [50dfacc9e0ba85b13fc96fddce364bb5],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\MyPC Backup.lnk, Quarantined, [44eb0a6b9bff1d19e5f4ddcf2cd77d83],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MyPC Backup.lnk, Quarantined, [2609d3a27b1f76c0f4e76349db28a957],
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\LaunchPreSignup, Quarantined, [9e910f663f5b4fe7c01c7d2f2fd450b0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe.config, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\brand.jdat, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\de_DE.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\es_ES.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\fr_FR.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\it_IT.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\LinqBridge.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\pt_PT.mo, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],
PUP.Optional.PreBackup, C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\state.jdat, Quarantined, [8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a File or Folder and use the Browse button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary folder(s) that belong to the software.
  • If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects to the Internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

() C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe
Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MyPC Backup.lnk [2016-09-22]
ShortcutTarget: MyPC Backup.lnk -> C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe ()
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\LaunchPreSignup
C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\MyPC Backup.lnk
C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre

MyPC Backup (HKLM\…\OLBPre) (Version: – MyPC Backup) <==== ATTENTION Task: {33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7} – System32\Tasks\LaunchPreSignup => C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe [2016-01-03] () <==== ATTENTION
() C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\LinqBridge.dll

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