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Remove Sure PC Backup ads (Tutorial)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

I have started to receive a flood of Sure PC Backup ads. They are labeled as “ads by Sure PC Backup,” “brought to you by Sure PC Backup” or “Sure PC Backup deals.” However, no matter when I click on them, I end up on an entirely unexpected website, which is not even associated with the ad content. Can you explain what is the problem?

Sure PC Backup. What kind of program is it and should I rely on its ads?

Sure PC Backup app claims that it is a beneficial software that can help to backup your files regularly. It says that it can increase the upload speed to Google Drive, One Drive, or DropBox databases. However, the reality is slightly different, and Sure PC Backup aims are slightly different, too.

Sure PC Backup is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which belongs to the infamous adware category. That means Sure PC Backup might send you tons of e-shopping related ads. So if you start to see Sure PC Backup ads, you should stay away from them. You must not click on them as they are highly unreliable. These suspicious ads are generated based on your browsing activity – for instance, what websites did you visit recently, what keywords did you enter to search boxes and so on. Then Sure PC Backup picks particular ads from its server and starts sending them for you. These ads might show up as banners or inline links on the websites that you visit; moreover, they might appear on your screen as pop-ups.

The official Sure PC Backup adware page and examples of Sure PC Backup ads

The 2-spyware research team has investigated this dubious adware, which appears in a form of a .exe file and a browser extension. We have found out that Sure PC Backup might promote other unreliable PUPs developed by Mindspark company (which is known to produce numerous browser hijackers, adware, and other suspicious applications). That means Sure PC Backup ads can end you up on untrustworthy third-party websites that may promote such dubious software. You can install such apps accidentally, too; so avoid clicking on insecure links on unfamiliar websites. Otherwise, your computer might get infected with vague software. The best advice that we can give is to install a reliable anti-malware program – Reimage. It is a verified program, and it does deliver ongoing protection against the latest spyware and malware. It can detect and uninstall Sure PC Backup and similar PUPs.

I did not install this program. How did Sure PC Backup hijack my computer?

Questions about Sure PC Backup ads

Despite the fact that Sure PC Backup app can be downloaded from its official website, it does not mean that this program is safe or should be relied on. You should also take note that this is not the main distribution method used to spread this program. In most cases, computer users might get infected with this bogus freeware by installing other freeware or shareware. However, it can only happen if the PC user lacks caution and accumulation when installing software on a computer system. Usually, Sure PC Backup is spread as an addition to other programs, but you can refuse to install it. To do that, you need to opt out the pre-selected Default or Standard installation settings and opt for Advanced or Custom installation mode. Then, deselect very suggestion to get unfamiliar programs including Sure PC Backup. After performing this configuration, you can finish the installation process without worrying about your computer safety.

In case you have already spotted Sure PC Backup ads, proceed to the next page to learn how to remove the software that generates them.

How to uninstall this adware from my PC?

Luckily, Sure PC Backup virus can be uninstalled quite easily. However, if you are an inexperienced computer user, it might be hard to deal with this suspicious software. In such case, we suggest using a professional spyware removal tool to get rid of this program.

We have written the manual removal instructions that can be found below this article – follow each step carefully and get rid of Sure PC Backup virus immediately. However, we still suggest checking your computer with a reliable anti-spyware program to see if it does not store any more critical programs that you may not have spotted yet.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Sure PC Backup ads, follow these steps:

Remove Sure PC Backup from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Sure PC Backup and related programs
    Here, look for Sure PC Backup or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Delete Sure PC Backup from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Sure PC Backup or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall Sure PC Backup from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Sure PC Backup and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Sure PC Backup removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Sure PC Backup ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Sure PC Backup should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Sure PC Backup from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Sure PC Backup and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Sure PC Backup removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Sure PC Backup from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Sure PC Backup and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Sure PC Backup removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Sure PC Backup from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Sure PC Backup or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Sure PC Backup removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Popping says:
    December 15th, 2015 at 10:40 am

    i have just removed this virus, very good instructions!
    I hated this terrible Sure PC Backup app because it did nothing beneficial for me! It only sends ads. If anyone who is about to install that dubious adware is reading this, Im telling you – do not install it!

  2. rumours says:
    December 16th, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Uninstalled it, and finally. I almost thought that I am stuck with this virus forever

  3. 8624 says:
    December 15th, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Sure PC Backup is a Sure flood your PC with ads!!!!!

  4. Terryjohnsonn says:
    December 15th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I updated SpyHunter and got rid of this app that was sitting in my computer! I did not notice that I have installed it somehow.

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