March 17, 2011

Personal Antivirus.

Personal Antivirus, or PersonalAntivirus, is a rogue anti-spyware program to come out from the company called Innovagest 2000.
Personal Antivirus is installed by a trojan, which attempts to trick you into buying the alleged rogue anti-spyware program. Once you're infected with that trojan, a fake security message similar to a Windows notification pops up saying your PC is infected with malware. This Personal Antivirus message is used to lure you into purchasing, downloading and installing their program to remove the imaginary spyware.

 When you click on these alerts, Personal Antivirus will be installed on your computer and automatically be configured to run when you start Windows. When running, it will scan your computer and display a variety of infections that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the program. In reality, though, these infections are all fake and are only be shown to scare you into purchasing the program.

Removal of  Personal Antivirus:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • pav.exe
  • PersonalAV.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\pav.exe
  2. c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\PersonalAV.exe
  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ITGrdEngine
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PrS"
  3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Antivirus"
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  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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