What is Sure PC Backup?
Sure PC Backup is advertised as an online backup service for storing your most precious files. However, that is just a clever marketing trick, and we advise that you remove it. Our malware researchers have classified this application as adware because its sole purpose is to make money for its owners and their partners by forcing you to view commercial ads. Given the suspicious origins of the company that made it, we believe that this program can jeopardize your computer’s security and open up the floodgates for more malware to enter it.
Where does Sure PC Backup come from?
This ad-supported program comes from a company identified as Flatiron Media, LLC. This company is in the business of web monetization, and it was only recently that we have identified it as responsible for releasing adware such as BabyBrowse, Underground Coupon, and Travel Giga, among others. In short, this developer is responsible for making dozens of malicious programs, and there is no indication that it will stop anytime soon. Therefore, you have to protect your computer with an anti-malware application and avoid websites that contain malware downloads.
Malware researchers have found that you can get Sure PC Backup from its main distribution website at Surepcbackup.com. Note that all of its clones have similar websites and web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox identify them as malicious and warn you about it. However, in the case of this site, it issues no such warning, but it should do so in the future. In any case, if you download Sure PC Backup then we want to warn you that it comes in an InstallCore installer that contains additional usually unreliable software and in the case of this adware, it comes with MyPCBackup. Our researchers say that like some of its clones, this adware might also come bundled, but no samples were found yet. At any rate, no one would visit its dedicated website if it were not for advertisements that Sure PC Backup depends upon. Researchers say that this application is promoted by other adware and browser hijackers. To sum up, this adware comes from a known malware developer that specializes in web monetization and uses other web monetization platforms to promote their adware.
How does Sure PC Backup work?
This program’s name implies that it has something to do with creating file backups or something similar in nature. However, it does nothing of the sort, and it works exactly like its clones. Researchers have found that this adware displays its promotions using its dedicated advertising window which is a kind of a web browser with limited functionality and it affects Internet Explorer and force opens it on demand.
The dedicated advertising window will open at random and load http://mozy.ie. At the same time, Sure PC Backup will open Internet Explorer and load http://reg.cool-surveys.com/rd_p?p=342118&t=23111&c=&a=1636&uid=1023c0625add8e185065b9c87b5b6a, and this website wants you to enter your email address for a chance to win an iPad Air 2, but then it asks you to enter personal information, such as your home address, phone number, name, birth date, and so on. Another website it can load is http://savings-galleria.com/home/a/?h=1&agent_ID=201735&campaign_ID=6089 which contains various offers regarding home loans, insurance, travel, education, and so on, but the links redirect to an advertising website http://seekhomeloantoday.com/?pub=201735&campaignid=6089 that promotes third-party websites, and some of them may not be legitimate.
How do I remove Sure PC Backup?
Research has shown that you can simply uninstall Sure PC Backup from Control Panel. If you do not know how to do this, then please follow the instructions below. However, you should also check your computer for additional malware that could have entered your computer via this program. Therefore, we suggest downloading SpyHunter and scanning your PC for possible infections.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Find the undesirable program.
- Click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Open Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
- Find the program and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
Windows 8/8.1 and 10
- Right-click on the Start menu/Start screen.
- Select Programs and Features.
- Find the undesirable application.
- Right-click it and then click Uninstall.
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