Malwarebytes backup service prevents malware uploads

Malwarebytes Secure Backup, released today, is an online backup service that automatically scans files for malware prior to backup, removing the threat of saving or sharing infected files.

In addition to protecting files on their PCs, users can also securely back up files on their mobile devices through Malwarebytes Secure Backup for Android and iOS.

“Most people think secure backup solutions like Carbonite or Mozy can be a cure for a compromised machine after they have trouble,” said Marcin Kleczynski, founder and CEO of Malwarebytes. “The fact is, backups should be done when the machine is not infected, since restoring infected data will just re-establish the malware, and render the backup useless. The malware must be removed before backup.”

Malwarebytes Secure Backup is convenient and easy-to-use. In a few simple steps it scans for all documents, photos, music and videos on your system and uploads to our state-of-the-art data center. For more control, you can customize exactly which individual files and drives you would like include or exclude from the backup.

Backups may be scheduled to run automatically or at regularly scheduled intervals of your choice, with an option to receive an email report whenever a backup job ends.

Malwarebytes Secure Backup supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, iOS and Android platforms. There are 50GB ($29.95 per year), 100GB ($59.95 per year) or 200GB ($119.95 per year) packages available.

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