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How to get rid of Personal Antivirus. (Call #39118)



Initial Problem:

Lots of our customers ask about what is Personal Antivirus, how harmful it is and how to remove it from the system.

Personal Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware tool designed to deceive people into paying for its registered commercial software, no matter how illicit its tactics may be. Personal Antivirus propagates through backdoor Trojans or insecure downloads on the web. The latent intrusion is always followed by Personal Antivirus launching its misleading campaign on your computer. It means you will keep getting multiple alerts and scanners trying to get you alarmed about the security of your PC. Personal Antivirus pop-ups and scanners report infections that supposedly inhabit your machine. These deceitful techniques practised by Personal Antivirus are all about tricking you into downloading and registering the paid commercial version of Personal Antivirus. In reality, Personal Antivirus is not capable of removing any actual infections because it’s not developed on a legitimate antivirus engine. Therefore, purchasing Personal Antivirus is probably the most unreasonable to do. On the other hand, though, ignoring Personal Antivirus in your system will soon turn its obsessive pranks into a major system disruption and further malware invasion resulting in getting your privacy violated. So it’s highly recommended to remove Personal Antivirus once you spot its signs on your computer.

 

Solution:

How to remove Personal Antivirus and affiliated threats manually:
Manual removal of Personal Antivirus is a feasible objective if you have sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries.

The files to be deleted are listed below:

  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Personal Antivirus.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus Home Page.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Purchase License.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Personal Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\settings.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\uill.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\unins000.exe
  • %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
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\services.exe
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\activate.ico
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Explorer.ico
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\PerAvir.exe
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\unins000.dat
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\uninstall.ico
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\working.log
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db\DBInfo.ver
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080614.db
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080618x.db
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAEs.lng
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAFr.lng
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAGer.lng
  • %Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAIt.lng
  • %WINDOWS%\system32\log.txt
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\winlogon.exe
  • %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\Inte rnet Explorer\iPSh.png
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iv.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\log.txt
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\pguard.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\services.exe

The registry entries that need to be removed are as follows:

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

Please, be aware that manual removal of Personal Antivirus is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure complete deletion of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may get reanimated automatically afterwards. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may cause damage to the system. There always is the possibility occasionally delete not the file you wanted to delete.

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