Personal Antivirus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as PersonalAntivirus | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Personal Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware application advertised as a reliable security tool. The main goal of this program is to scare the user of the infected computer and to make him buy this useless software. If your computer is infected with this rogue application, don’t purchase it! It is a scam. Instead, remove Personal Antivirus from your PC immediately after the first appearance.

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.

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Personal Antivirus snapshot
Personal Antivirus

Personal Antivirus manual removal:

Kill processes:
pav.exe

unins000.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPersonal Antivirus_is1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_ITGRDENGINE

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesITGrdEngine

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet Explorer "PrS"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Personal Antivirus"

Delete files:
Personal Antivirus.lnk

Uninstall.lnk

pav.exe

msxmlm.dll.tmp

drv1878004.exe.tmp





Delete directories:
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsPersonal Antivirus

%UserProfile%Application DataPersonal Antivirus

%UserProfile%Application DataPersonal Antivirusdb

c:Program FilesPersonal Antivirus

c:Program FilesPersonal Antivirusdb

c:Program FilesPersonal AntivirusLanguages

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  • Guest

    im trying to remove the personal antivirus that i have coz i was online doing something and that advertising popup and i dont want to purchase. how cant i contact you guys.

  • Guest

    Hey I took at look this page and I have encountered a similar problem. The scareware is called Personal Antivirus, but it looks differently and I am unable to use your advice to get rid of it. Do you know what I should possibly do?

  • Guest

    I'm having the same issue with “Personal Antivirus”. Cannot remove.

  • Guest

    C:Programfiles/Commonfiles/Uninstall/PersonalAntivirus/uninstall.exe

    do this to remove, then run a malware scan or manually delete files listed above

  • Guest

    removal must be performed in safe mode. Can not get rid of program while it is running. Starting computer in safe mode does not let the program start.

  • Guest

    i deleted the file from my program files, then the application, and then used windows task manager to delete the processes

  • Guest

    How do I delete Personal Antivirus

  • Guest

    I want you to delete this program before I sue people

  • Guest

    I found this somewhere, posted this link i the address bar and it removed it… not sure how but it happened instantly…
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesUninstallPersonalAVUninstall.lnk

  • Guest

    oh , cool it worked!!!!!!!!!! thanks sooo much CARRA

  • Guest

    The only tool that I found that reliably removes all variants of Personal AV is ComboFix from bleepingcomputer.com

  • Guest

    I used Mal-Aware from Mal-Aware.com to remove personal antivirus. I wasn't able to download malwarebytes anti-malware or other programs like it, but Mal-Aware let me download them and then i fully removed it.

  • Guest

    thanx a lot forsaving my PC!!!I love you guys!!! PS. I used the program files / common files / uninstall / personal antivirus 😀 thanx again!!!

  • Brittney

    Another program that also works is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    Go to google and type in: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    Then click the first link that comes up. It worked for me. Good luck! ♥

  • Guest

    oh thanks, it worked a treat….thanks

  • Guest

    May I ask this:
    If this program is known to be both fraudulent and malicious,
    Why is this company still in business?

  • Guest

    May I ask this:
    If this program is known to be both fraudulent and malicious,
    Why is this company still in business?

  • Guest

    thanks my laptop is saved by running nirton internet security and windows defender.

  • Guest

    how do i remove this software? i just did the free trial an its stupid so how do i get rid of this?

  • Guest

    yes i down loaded personal antivirus and i did all i can but i cant get threw. i cant get the code that talk about, now the dam thing keeps popping up every 30 sec. what can i do to deleat this or get it?

  • Guest

    To remove personal antivirus follow these steps
    1. Go to “My computer”
    2. Program Files
    3. Uninstall
    The personal antivirus should be located in here simply click on the program and it should disappear.

  • Guest

    Sorry i missed a step after Program Files you need to go into Common Files then Uninstall…

  • Guest

    If I don't do anything after it shows the scan results and just shut down my computer, am I still at risk? I ran malwarbytes and it showed nothing.

  • Guest

    Thank you so much for helpin uninstalling Personal Antivirus software from my computer

  • Guest

    thank you soo soo much that just saved my life it wanted to delete important photoshop and adobe files..

  • Guest

    thank u so much!
    how did people get this virus? mine just showed up on my desktop and started its warnings. should have known, there was no real contact info. where does the money go if people pay? can they be tracked? btw, i used Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and it seemed to work perfectly.

  • Guest

    My problem is I do not find it in installed programs!!! When I go in install uninstall programs I do not find it why? How do I get rid of it????

  • Guest

    get mcafee virus remover it got rid of it for me i left clicked the personal antivirus and deleted it that way

  • Guest

    Wow it has got in to Nae's computer and all hell is running loose. She is going to get those guys good.

  • Guest

    I got infected with this yesterday but did a system restore for 2 days before that and, touch wood, it has gone.

  • Guest

    when i tried to uninstall this stupid thing it told me permission not allowed wth is this suppose to mean?

  • Guest

    How do I know that this isn't part of the scam? Why can't I use a program that I know is legit to remove this program instead of of somemthing that I have to download from this website.

    You're suspect!

  • Guest

    Hi

    I fell for this scam as well. After the last windows xp automatic update I noticed that the personal anti virus has been removed.

  • Guest

    When I try to go to some of those places, the thing is not there.

    Like I go to my user profile > application data and then personal antivirus is not there.
    I don't know what happened. Did I do something wrong?

  • Guest

    This is probably made by the people who start the personal antivirus. So don't listen to this. It doesn't work.