Personal Antivirus is a clone of General Antivirus and Internet Antivirus Pro. So, basically it acts the same as these last-mentioned programs. This scam is promoted through the use of trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners and bogus advertisements. Once your computer is infected with a certain trojan that promotes this rogue program, you will be flooded with fake security alerts and pop-ups from Windows taskbar. These warnings will state that the system is seriously infected and that you must install Personal Antivirus in order to clean your computer.
Once active, PersonalAntivirus will perform fake system scan and report various bogus infections. However, the scan is fabricated, these infections are all fake and don't actually exist. The truth is that this program is unable neither to detect nor to delete any kind of infections. To make things worse, Personal Antivirus will constantly display pop-ups and security warnings very similar to those shown by Windows Security Center. These alerts will state that your computer is infected with trojans, spyware or adware. To add some more, this parasite will show fake security threats and notifications about malicious activities. All this undesirable behavior is done only to trick you into purchasing Personal Antivirus.
What is more, this rogue application will hijack your Internet Explorer browser and redirect you to malicious websites that promote Personal Antivirus or other scareware. It will modify Windows HOST file and block certain websites in order to protect itself from removal. As you could already understand, this application is harmful and must be deleted as soon as possible. The removal guide below provides all information about hoe to get rid of Personal Antivirus manually form your computer.
Related files: iv.exe, winlogon.exe, unins000.dat, unins000.exe, settings.ini, uninstall.lnk
Personal Antivirus properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
Personal Antivirus manual removal
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PrS"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Antivirus"
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages
Geolocation of Personal Antivirus
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