Personal Security Sentinel - How to remove?
What is Personal Security Sentinel?
Personal Security Sentinel is a fake antivirus and security program that is spread by trojans. It infects PCs via various vulnerabilities and browser exploits, faked updates and various “freebie” downloads. This rogue belongs to FakeVimes family of parasites, which includes Internet Antivirus 2011, fake Internet Security Suite, and several other parasites.
The first signs of Personal Security Sentinel infection are various popups and alerts informing user about attacks and malware infections. Typically, it detects trustWarrior – an out-dated and no-longer active rogue, and several other parasites. These alerts are there to convince user that his PC is in a bad state and needs to be cleaned. As Personal Security Sentinel is fresh malware, common antivirus defense might come clean and unsuspecting users might believe that the rogue is better a protection and a legitimate program. But DO NOT believe in its messages: If you pay for Personal Security Sentinel the money is not only wasted for program having no real anti-virus module, you will find malware creator activities and your credit card might be charged multiple times.
Additionally, Personal Security Sentinel will create hosts file entries for its domains. The domains include:
4-open-davinci.com, securitysoftwarepayments.com, privatesecuredpayments.com, secure.privatesecuredpayments.com, getantivirusplusnow.com, secure-plus-payments.com, getantivirusplusnow.com,, secure-plus-payments.com, getavplusnow.com, safebrowsing-cache.google.com, urs.microsoft.com, www.securesoftwarebill.com, secure.paysecuresystem.com, paysoftbillsolution.com, protected.maxisoftwaremart.com. All these domains are fake and have nothing to do with real content on Microsoft’s or Google’s servers. They have to be avoided, at least till you fully clean infections. To make things more complicated, Personal Security Sentinel changes proxy server on port 25553, that will monitor ALL your browsing. You should remove proxy server before you perform removal instructions.
Old code of this family of rogues still works. It is – UEPB-H4KA-S2LA-U2FD
To remove Personal Security Sentinel, we recommend scanning with spyhunter, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Vipre Security. You will need to disable proxy server before downloading any tools, or use USB disk.
If you can not run removers, right-click on them and choose run as administrator. Do not forget cleaning HOSTS file afterwards. Here is a good tutorial how to fix proxy and hosts file.
If you choose to remove Personal Security Sentinel manually, reboot into safe mode. It might not be active in safe mode and it should be easier to search for its files and deleting each of them one by one.
Then reboot, download protection software like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or full version of spyhunter to avoid reinfection.
Automatic Personal Security Sentinel removal tools
Manual Personal Security Sentinel removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Personal Security Sentinel, 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 tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Personal Security Sentinel infected files and get help in Personal Security Sentinel removal by using Spyhunter scanner.