How to remove Personal Antivirus?
What is Personal Antivirus?
Personal Antivirus is a fake spyware and virus remover, that is a program that tries to convince you into buying it by providing fake, unrealistic data about your PC infections or by using trojans and other parasites to promote itself. Personal Antivirus is distributed by malicious infected web sites that provide fake “computer antivirus scans”, malicious software bundles, for example fake codecs, fake shareware, or are downloaded by trojans already installed in your system. In the last case, trojans in your system get a signal to start promoting rogue applications like Personal Antivirus, from botnet owners that in fact control your PC. You start seeing various popups describing grave state of your system and that you need this “wonderfull” Personal Antivirus, that is “recommended by Microsoft”. That is utter lies – Microsoft does not recommend this scamware.
After you download Personal Antivirus it will start pretending to scan your system for infections. Of couse, the infection list is already preset in such tools. You will be asked to pay for “full copy” of this scam to remove parasites detected. Though after paying you will not hear anything about their manufacturers again, except in your Bank statement. Then it will be to late to get the money back, so please do not pay for Personal Antivirus.
Personal Antivirus is Extremely dangerous
Personal Antivirus may spread via Trojans
Personal Antivirus may display fake security messages
Personal Antivirus may install additional spyware to your computer
Personal Antivirus may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Personal Antivirus violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Personal Antivirus detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Personal Antivirus and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Personal Antivirus screenshots
Manual Personal Antivirus removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Personal Antivirus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Personal Antivirus processes:
Remove these Personal Antivirus Registry Entries:
Remove these Personal Antivirus files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Personal Antivirus infected files and get help in Personal Antivirus removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Personal Antivirus and similar threats.
Personal Antivirus is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Personal Antivirus can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Personal Antivirus trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Personal Antivirus offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Personal Antivirus does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Personal Antivirus, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Personal Antivirus, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Personal Antivirus, is nearly impossible to remove manually.