How to remove Personal Security Sentinel?
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 mbam or full version of Spyhunter to avoid reinfection.
Personal Security Sentinel is Extremely dangerous
Personal Security Sentinel may spread via Trojans
Personal Security Sentinel may display fake security messages
Personal Security Sentinel may install additional spyware to your computer
Personal Security Sentinel may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Personal Security Sentinel violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Personal Security Sentinel detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Personal Security Sentinel and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Personal Security Sentinel screenshots
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 malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Personal Security Sentinel processes:
Disable these Personal Security Sentinel DLL files::
Remove these Personal Security Sentinel Registry Entries:
Remove these Personal Security Sentinel files:
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 free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Personal Security Sentinel and similar threats.
Personal Security Sentinel 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 Security Sentinel can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Personal Security Sentinel trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Personal Security Sentinel offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Personal Security Sentinel 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 Security Sentinel, 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 Security Sentinel, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Personal Security Sentinel, is nearly impossible to remove manually.