MyPC Backup

MyPC Backup

Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 179 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.4.0.18
File Size:
72.13KB
Date Added:
November 25, 2013
Price:
Free to try (14-day trial); $4.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
81,306
Downloads Last Week:
1,207
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  • All Versions:

    2.4

    out of 179 votes

    • 5 star: 60
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 109
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star: 31
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 24
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  • 1 stars

    "Uses a lot of your local disk space"

    July 21, 2014   |   By honandal2

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    There are better and more reliable providers.

    Cons

    I have previously posted about the misleading "unlimited" back up adverts which proved to be nothing of the sort. I have noticed another downside after closing my account: I recovered nearly 17 GBs of space on my C Drive (an SSD) after deleting MyPCBackup. This is because the software maintains an index on your hard drive of what you have backed up to the cloud. My current back up service (Livedrive) doesn't do this. When I queried the size of the MyPCBackup data base they said:
    "Thank you for your email.
    We would like to share with you that the sig_cache database (Under the MyPC Backup / Database directory) contains signatures for all the files backed up, these signatures are needed in order to backup just the difference if a file changes between backups.
    Hence it gets bigger as your backup increases.
    If you delete only the sig_cache database backups will still function as normal, but if files are modified the whole file content will be uploaded, rather than just the difference."

    Summary

    A large database on your hard drive doesn't matter if you install to a large mechanical drive but it is much more of a problem if you use an SSD.

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  • 1 stars

    "Very disappointed - Lost 4800 family photos"

    July 12, 2014   |   By carol.c.rode

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    Better priced than others.

    Cons

    Data not backed up as promised.
    Photo thumbnails are just blank boxes in most cases, even though there is a data amount listed.
    Cannot fully restore my files as promised. Corrupted my files????
    The restore will list hundreds and thousands of files being restored, but the actual restore is just a fraction of what they say is being restored.
    Cannot actually talk to a support person -- only emails accepted, which are mostly not replied to. They say they are very busy. Yeah, I just bet they are if there are more customers like me who are upset with their service.

    Summary

    Beware of MyPC Backup. I trusted that they backed up all my data, but when I tried to restore irreplaceable photos of my dad who died two years ago to my new computer the photos did not restore. Most of the photo thumbnails on the site are just blank boxes with a data amount listed, only a few thumbnails actually show a picture like you would expect. What a rip-off. Premium support is a joke too. I called to complain to the only phone number answered, which was the payment department. I told the lady that I had been trying to get support for 3 days even though they claim they would reply within 3 hours. Not even an email to say they are looking into the problem. She upgraded me to "Premium Support", which is another joke. They are supposed to reply to Premium members within 1 hour. HA! Still no reply and that was yesterday. My lost photos are not the only thing either. I have thousands of dollars invested in embroidery designs that I trusted had been backed up and that is not true either. I have lost all or most of those too. These files restored as fragmented or just the pdf file was restored. The whole website is a joke. I had been backing my files up to an external drive as well and then it and my computer crashed. I thought my data was safe with MyPC, but that, obviously is just not the case. All they do is take your money and then corrupt your files so that there is really nothing actually to restore. Run, don't walk away from MyPC Backup. Find some other way to keep your files safe.

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  • 1 stars

    "Malware hitchiker"

    June 29, 2014   |   By Jadepearl

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    None at all, this is malware.
    All the 5 star ratings that I looked at are SINGLE POSTINGS giving similarly worded ridiculous buffs for this malware.

    Cons

    I did not download this.
    I found mybackup.exe running in the background and using up to 45% resources on one of my machines.
    Firefox kept lagging, then crashing, then I found this unknown process running in the background. It did NOT show up in system explorer process window, but I saw it at the mouseover system bar while the rate of use was overwhelming the system.

    Summary

    This is malware/sneakware.
    It piggybacked along with a Hostman installation. I only found that out when the install folders had matching dates and times.

    There was no install process visible when this 'self installed'.
    I consider it malware when it piggybacks another program when download at a normally trusted site. And then it secretly installs when the desired program installs. MyPCBackup.ex then consumed close to 45% of resources when Firefox is running.

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  • 1 stars

    "STAY AWAY Of THIS MALWARE"

    May 07, 2014   |   By akakiyperdunov

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    Never download it. I am The person Who remove it from customer computers EVERY DAY. This is just part of worldwide malware infection project. Stay Away of it. If you have it on your system then uninstall it immediately!!!

    Cons

    STAY AWAY Of THIS MALWARE

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  • 5 stars

    "Safe From a Virus Wipe Out"

    April 28, 2014   |   By TropicalSteve

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    Reliable nightly backup system.
    Doesn't use a lot of time or space.

    Cons

    I haven;t had any issues with this software.

    Summary

    I'm an online gamer and sometimes I download things I shouldn't. My biggest fear is having my system wiped out by a virus. One of the big things I learned form my PC buddies is that computer repair isn't so much about fixing computers as it is about rewinding them to an earlier date. Think of it like this, for $5, which is really really cheap, you can rewind your computer to any date you want. In case something bad happens, you just say okay, I want my PC to be the same as it was on this day. The software does it for you. Pretty neat! Ya, I thought so too. Spend the $5.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and Secure Online Backup"

    April 24, 2014   |   By ZSlater

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    It's a simple set-up. This software is good enough for the daily user but it's also good for the type of person who only occasionally uses the computer.

    Cons

    For our purposes, we haven't found any significant disadvantages or things we would change.
    For people who like to highly customize their software, there might be a couple things that disappoint them here. The software is made to be quick, easy, and usable. It's not made for a high level of customization. Of course, you can set it up to scan when you want, but there's no skins, or fonts, colors, etc.

    Summary

    I think what makes this software so popular is it's design. Not only is it extremely valuable, but it's something that any PC user needs. Doesn't matter if you use a computer a few times a year, or every day, everyone should be backing up their data. It provides a valuable function and busy people will find this necessary because of the automated process. No need to set it up yourself.

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  • 5 stars

    "Unlimited Space for Data Backup"

    April 22, 2014   |   By heeterj

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    Access Files Anywhere, Automated Back-up Process, Sync Multiple Computers, Works with any OS, Unlimited Space.

    Cons

    Small fee of $5 (Not a negative, they do have a free version [trial]).

    Summary

    When using the trial I was pleased with the software's performance. I quickly got used to everything being backed up every night. I was able to upgrade for $5 and get all the space I need. A lot of services charge based on how much you need to store. I don't have to worry about any of that with this software. I can access my files from any device I have. Very convenient and affordable for me. Just what I needed.

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  • 5 stars

    "Extremely Reliable Back-Up Solution"

    April 22, 2014   |   By CesarGard

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    Automatic Back-up
    Plenty of Versatility
    Basic Interface

    Cons

    We didn't run into any issues.

    Summary

    Top notch back-up utility for not a lot of money. Extremely reliable, high security, and easy interface makes it a desirable solution. It's versatile in that it can be for a child's computer for school work but it can also work for an important business. We love it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Help For People Who Didn't Grow Up In a Technology Age"

    April 17, 2014   |   By SichLL

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    100% Automated Backups, Encrypted & Secure, Unlimited Storage Space, 24/7 Customer Support, Multiple Data Centres, Easy to Use, Access Files from Anywhere, 100% Compatibility, No File Type Restrictions and Easy File Restoration

    Cons

    This is a relatively basic (but extremely valuable) tool so there's not much that could go wrong with it.

    Summary

    My grandmother did not grow up in the age of technology. She refused to touch a computer for the longest time. She was wracked with the fear that if she touched one button, the entire thing would fall apart. There came a time when I stopped asking her, even though I knew she would love it. It was sooooo sad.
    I feel like I learn more about computers every day. I didn't even really think about backing up my data until cell phones starting doing the automated back-up of your phone numbers every evening. I thought that was amazing. Even though I had two laptops die on me, it never occurred to me that I could back everything up. I thought data loss was just part of owning a laptop.
    Well, I was wrong. It wasn't a long complicated process with disks I could lose either. My data was being stored in a cloud. Pretty funny. Once I started backing everything up, it gave me an idea. I took my grandmother a laptop and I explained everything to her. I told her I had signed her up for backup software and that she didn't have to do anything. The PC would back-up itself every night, so she couldn't break it.
    The computer sat unused for several weeks. I didn't push it on her, I just let the idea sit. Then one day I got a phone call. She was asking about the back-up. It was so good to hear! She loves playing her online games and truthfully there's not a whole lot of files and data she needs backed up, but it greatly helped me with her. If you have a family member like this, this software is a great tool to get them using a laptop.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Happy With This Reliable Back-Up Software"

    April 14, 2014   |   By plmrk

    Version: MyPC Backup 1.4.0.18

    Pros

    Does a decent job of backing up my data every night. Software/files accessible from my phone.

    Cons

    The speed is not there, so it has to be set to run in the evening.

    Summary

    I'm able to set the software to back up my files and pictures as often as I want. Very straight forward. I can access my files and pis from my phone.

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