Note: There is another post on this blog to remove Personal Security rogue software.

What is Personal Antivirus

Personal Antivirus is a fake antivirus software. Personal Antivirus gets entry into your system thanks to some Trojan infection like Zlob. As soon as it enters in your system, it starts diplaying your fake alarm messages and screens that your system in infected with malware and you need to take corrective action by purchasing the full licensed version of Personal Antivirus.

But all this is a trap to trick you into its purchase.

Please do not fall into the dirty tactics of Personal Antivirus. If you are already infected with it, you can try to take following steps for the removal of Personal Antivirus from your system.

Technical Details of Personal Antivirus

  • Full name: Personal Antivirus, PersonalAntivirus
  • Date Appeared: Mar. 2009
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL: http://Personal Antiviruscom

Do I need to remove Personal Antivirus

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How to Uninstall Personal Antivirus scam

The best way for the removal of Personal Antivirus is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any Personal Antivirus infections.

Automatic removal of Personal Antivirus is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove Personal Antivirus, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of Personal Antivirus.

Instructions to get rid of Personal Antivirus

If you really want to remove the Personal Antivirus infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the Personal Antivirus ProcessesLearn how to do that

c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\PerAvir.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\unins000.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\services.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\winlogon.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iv.exe

Step 2: Remove Personal Antivirus files, folders and all associated Personal Antivirus DLL files:Learn how to do that

c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\uninstall.ico
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\activate.ico
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Explorer.ico
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\unins000.dat
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\working.log
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db\DBInfo.ver
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080614.db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080618x.db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAEs.lng
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAFr.lng
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAGer.lng
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAIt.lng
c:\WINDOWS\system32\log.txt
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Personal Antivirus.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Purchase License.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus Home Page.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Personal Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\settings.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\uill.ini
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iGSh.png
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iMSh.png
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iPSh.png
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\Uninstall Personal Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db\config.cfg
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db\Timeout.inf
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db\Urls.inf
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\log.txt
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\pguard.ini

c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus

Step 3: Uninstall Personal Antivirus registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer “PrS”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Personal Antivirus”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Personal Antivirus_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ITGrdEngine
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ITGRDENGINE

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