Learn about StrongVault online backup and how to trashit

by | Mar 14, 2014 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

You’ve just found the ideal video recording/streaming app, but don’t want the accompanying product: StrongVault online backup!

After downloading a video recording/streaming app, but are a little confused as to another product that appears to be a part of the download package: StrongVault online backup

The name StrongVault online backup sounds like it might be a storage site that, well, you could very well use. But, on closer analysis you realize it’s not that at all…and, no, it is not a virus that has snuck past your protection programs and firewall.

And don’t be lulled into thinking that just because you used a reputable site to download your app, or PDF creator, for example, that it’s something you need, or, worse, is linked to making the app/software you wanted operational.

While it is, technically, not a virus, it does have some ‘bad’ stuff associated with it, like rootkit to drill to go deep into your OS, and even cause browser hijacking.

How to remove the unwanted StrongVault online backup program…

Like most starting points with Windows, go to the Start button and select Control Panel; yes, then click on Uninstall.

Windows 8? Drag pointer to far right edge, select Search and then do a Search for Control Panel—or, right click on a left ‘hot corner’ (that’s where the Start button formerly was!) to select Control Panel.

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Once the Add/Remove, or Uninstall, choice is on the screen, scroll through your choices. You should be able to find StrongVault Online Backup.

Unfortunately, the program may be ‘hidden’ under another name because of the particular program you were using to download, say, your video app.

Contact us to learn more about our backup and recovery services. And our remarkable IT staff will also be happy to guide your through this process, and any other IT matters that you may need.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.