Personal Guard 2009 - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Personal Guard 2009 claims to be the best security program out on the web, but in reality in is a rogue anti-spyware program – no more and no less. This fake spyware remover is nothing out of the ordinary: it usually enters the system using trojans, such as Vundo, and relies on misleading advertising to trick users into purchasing it’s “full version”.

Once inside, this parasite will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, carrying the false information that the system is infected. The real idea behind these popups is to scare the user and drop a link to the purchase page of Personal Guard 2009 in the process. In addition to the popups, Personal Guard 2009 also performs fake system scans, which produce falsified results filled with false positives, or marking files the parasite itself created, as threats.

There really is nothing to gain from owning Personal Guard 2009 (which costs around $50, by the way), other than unwanted popups, a decrease in system performance, and a little less money to go around. Do NOT download or buy this malicious program and remove it immediatelly upon detection.

Automatic Personal Guard 2009 removal tools

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Personal Guard 2009, 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 Reimage or other tools found on


Personal Guard 2009 screenshots


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

September 9, 2009 07:33, September 9, 2009 07:33

8 thoughts on “Personal Guard 2009

  1. This little bugger likes to drop hidden autorun.exe and autorun.inf on flash drives. It will overwrite these files if present on the flash drive already.

  2. Hi my names Roman and i’ve been trying to remove personal guard 2009 of 7 hours straight and i’ve tried EVERYTHING, i’ve tried using spybot,malware bytes,and i’ve even tried to remove it myself but it keeps restoring itself and i don’t have the money to spend on spy doctor,can anyone help?

  3. Roman and OMG I am in the same boat. Please help someone! I am unemployed, don’t have the money to spend on spydoctor either and need my compter to job search! I have tried the manual steps to no avail. I can’t get malwarebytes to install. If either of you can, I think that might be our answer.

  4. After the first reboot I was no longer able to open my internet browser so I cannot even dl any of these antispyware programs to clean PG2009 out of my system. I keep getting a Trends PC-cillian notification that winsc.exe has a virus so it gets quarantined. So how can I get it to my computer?

  5. just went through this yesterday and finally got it cleaned after a couple of hours…the trick is to download (I am trying to find the site now) and randomly renamed executable for Malwarebytes. once I got that the whole thing worked…also several of the sites say run the quick scan…Malwarebytes wasn’t completely effective until I ran a deep scan. also one last thing…restart do not completely shut down…if you flush the cash the file that need to be deleted on reboot will be flushed from the que and you are back to square one.

  6. Use McAfee supdat 5796. It can remove personal guard 2009.
    Although personal guard 2009 will restore one minute later, but McAfee will
    keep deleting it. Not a completely remove.

  7. Once this program was installed on my friend’s PC it placed a registry entry to start up upon boot-up his computer and proceeded to scan for viruses. It is all a false scan. At this time none of the desktop icons were allowed to load, he could not exit this scan program and none of the HELP functions of Windows would work. All are locked out somehow and the program claims that ‘help’ is infected with a worm. We used a Search and Destroy program in Safe Mode to try to clean the computer. It did NOT work. I booted his computer into Safe Mode with a C: prompt and entered a command (%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe )to go to RESTORE. I then restored the computer to an earlier date, before this malware was installed. That fixed the computer. RESTORE is not available in the standard Safe Mode and it was also locked out when the PC was booted normally. A command had to be entered manually.

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