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Personal Security. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as PersonalSecurity, PSecurity | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Personal Security is a misleading anti-spyware application that displays fake security alerts/pop-ups and reports false system security threats or infections to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software. PersonalSecurity is a clone of widely spread Cyber Security and Total Security malware. The rogue program simulates a system scan and asks to pay for a full version of Personal Security in order to remove non-exist infections. In fact, the reported security threats or infections are actually either non-existing/harmless files or legitimate software. This malware will likely block real security software to protect itself from being deleted. Most importantly, do not purchase this bogus application and uninstall Personal Security from your computer as soon as possible.

Personal Security graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Personal Security graphical user interface]

Personal Security must be manually installed. Its distribution channels include e-mail, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks and etc. The scammers also use social engineering to distribute Personal Security infection. Please note that Personal Security disguises itself and usually comes as flash player update/video codec or other supposedly useful software. You shouldn’t install anything from suspicious websites. Otherwise, you can infect your PC with Personal Security or other malware.

To make this scam look more realistic, Personal Security impersonates Windows Security Center. It states that your computer is not protected and that you should activate PersonalSecurity to ensure full system protection. As you may know, the legitimate one does not promote particular anti-virus software. That’s the main difference. The rogue application displays the same infections on every computer randomly. If your computer is infected, you will likely see one of the following: Zlob.PornAdvertiser.ba, Trojan.BAT.Adduser.t, Spyware.IMMonitor, Win32.Rbot.fm, Infostealer.Banker.E, Spyware.IEMoster.d, Trojan.Tooso, Trojan.MailGrabber.s, Trojan.Alg.t, TrsutedAntivirus, SecurePCCleaner, Spyware.007SpySoftware, Spyware.KnownBadSites and etc.

To make things even more complicated, Personal Security will hijack Internet Explorer and displays fake notifications [Figure 2] about possible threats or unsafe websites.

Personal Security - fake IE warning
[Figure 2. Personal Security – fake IE warning]

The fake warning states:

This website has been reported as unsafe
We strongly recommend to discontinue the use of this website.
Register your computer’s security software
This website has been report to Microsoft for containing threats that might steal personal or financial information from your computer.

However, that’s not all. You will be also flooded will fake security alerts about serious security and privacy issues. Personal Security will displays a fake screen saver that looks like Blue Screen of Death window and stat that SPYWARE.MONSTER.FX_WILD_0x00000000 infection crashed your PC. More fake security alerts read:

Spyware activity alert!
Spyware.IEMonster is a popular spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Web browsers, e-mail clients and other programs, including login information from online banking sessions, billing pages, CC transactions, etc. It may also create special tracking files to log your activity and compromise your Internet privacy. It is strongly recommended to prevent this threat immediately. Click here to get protection against Spyware.IEMonster.

Spyware activity alert!
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. It is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs, including logins and passwords from online banking sessions, eBay, PayPal. It may also create special tracking files to log your activity and compromise your Internet privacy. It’s strongly recommended to remove this threat as soon as possible. Click here to remove Spyware.IEMonster.

System files modification alert!
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss. Click here to block unauthorized modification by removing threats (Recommended).

If your computer is infected with Personal Security, please use the removal guide below or an automatic removal tool and remove Personal Security from the system manually for free. Do not purchase it! If you have already purchased it, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Last, but not least, run a full system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application to remove the remains or additionally installed malware.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Personal Security manual removal:

Kill processes:
psecurity.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE5FFB10D58FFCF482208906E6A889FD56

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "PSecurity"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User Agentpost platform "WinTSI 01.12.2009"

Unregister DLLs:
win32extension.dll

Delete files:
psecurity.exe

Uninstall.lnk

win32extension.dll

Computer Scan.lnk

Help.lnk

Personal Security.lnk

Registration.lnk

Settings.lnk

Update.lnk

Delete directories:
C:Program FilesPSecurity

C:Program FilesCommon FilesPSecurityUninstall

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurity

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  • Guest

    The program will not let me download the software.

  • Ram

    pefect resolution to remove pc security from computer!!!!!!!!!!!
    though i was not able to find of the file listed in the removal instruction….
    But my pc worked fine after deleting all those files…

  • Guest

    thank you i have done the right way as per your instruction to remove personal secrutiy and it worked

  • Guest

    I removed this malware from a laptop yesterday. I had to delete the directory first, because it would not allow Malwarebytes or Spybot S&D to run. once the dll in the Personal SEcurity directory was deleted, then I was able to complete the removal. It would not delete from Programs and Files.

  • Guest

    I am trying to remove the program but it wouldnt let me. i can not open system control, i can not delete the folder because it wouldnt let me and i can not open task manager. anyone has an idea how i should handle that?

  • Jmerc505

    awesome, awesome, awesome…This sight helped tremendously. Follow the steps, beat the virus, simple as that. Thanks a bunch.

  • Guest

    Help it wont let me download any software and i can't find the files!!!!!! Is there anything else i can do????

  • Mario

    Go to C:Program FilesPersonalSec folder and rename psecurity.exe to anything. I renamed mine to psecurity0.exe. Reboot the computer and then you should be able to run an Anti-Maware Software to remove the infection.

  • Guest

    Well as soon as u start the computer go to taskbar then go to run and then type in msconfig and then go to the start up tab and disable everything from there and then reboot the computer……once you done that u can start working on it

  • Guest

    Thank you so much. This site has helped me heaps to remove the program. Couldn't have done it without the information. 🙂 Cheers.

  • Guest

    I killed psecurity.exe but could not find any of the registry entries specified in the manual removal procedure above. Do I have to log on as administrator to find them?

  • Guest

    PEOPLE!! u dont need to download anything!!!! just go to my computer> disc C> common files> uninstall personalsec and its gone!!!

  • Guest

    Thats right you do not need to download anything just go to MY COMPUTER>DISC C>COMMON FILES>UNISTALL PERSONALSEC and its done —
    personal security is a scam these people are criminal and stupid.

  • ALI>

    Just go to MY COMPUTER -DISC C – COMMON FILES – UNISTALL PERSONALSEC

  • Guest

    Just go to MY COMPUTER -DISC C – COMMON FILES – UNISTALL PERSONALSEC

  • Guest

    Just go to MY COMPUTER -DISC C – COMMON FILES – UNISTALL PERSONALSEC

  • Guest

    THANK YOU! This worked.

  • Guest

    Is there a way to shut down or destroy the website or websites that send out these pop-ups ?

    Can the ISP such as AT&T, MSN, etc, filter out these pop-ups ?

  • Guest

    THANK YOU! Perfect. You saved my life. If I could kiss you all – I would.

  • Guest

    i know an easier way to eliminate the personal security virus, put your computer in safe mode. when it's in safe mode, it unlocks your computer and you can delete it. after that, run spyware doctor to completely remove it.

  • Guest

    I deleted all the files on the computer and the internet still doesn't work correctly. I tried to delete the dll files but it says that it could not find any dll files. anybody have any ideas? I deleted the unistall file also. thanks

  • Guest

    hello! looks like my computer will have to go to the doctor, can not access anything to correct this matter!!

  • Guest

    PLEASE HELP MY COMPUTER!!.PLZZZ PERSONAL SECURITY & SECURITY CENTER DELETE MY COMPUTER.

  • Guest

    I tried my computer c drive and it wouldn't allow me to remove

  • Guest

    everytime i try and remove it i cant, its blocked my desktop, plz help me get Personal Security of my computer !!!!

  • Guest

    heeeyyyy my friend ” by . 2010-01-12 04:01:30
    “thank you so much for allll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are very cool man

  • Guest

    Thank You so much 🙂 my friends computer is so old it barely worked on its own, but with this CRAP installed it was just a paper weight.. Thank you so much for this guide 🙂

  • Guest

    i finally deleted it!! thnx so much guys!! u guys r awesome!! 🙂

  • Guest

    it took me hours to get rid or this crap….. desktop was gone no internet hard drive blocked.
    THANKS GUYS

  • Guest

    Yes I need help to this f-ing piece of crap web site persoanl security jacked up my laptop ima need some one to help me delete this crap off

  • Guest

    save yourself a lot of grief and use MY COMPUTER>DISC C>COMMON FILES>UNISTALL PERSONALSEC and its done —

  • Guest

    Thank you so very much for the information.
    For danish users on Windows XP:
    C:programmerfælles filer: uninstall personalsec
    It works
    Very simple
    I´m so grateful

  • Guest

    how do we get our desktop iteams back?

  • Guest

    how do i get this crap off my computer

  • Guest

    yes!! thanks so much!! my laptop is my life! i would've died if it didnt work!

  • Guest

    It worked. You guys are great. Thanks.

  • Guest

    Thank you. Is there a way to put that conpany out of business???

  • Guest

    further 2 comment 7. u missed 1bit out m8 program files!! MY COMPUTER>DISC C>COMMON FILES>UNISTALL PERSONALSEC and its done — =

    MY COMPUTER>DISC C>PROGRAM FILES>COMMON FILES>UNISTALL PERSONALSEC and its done —

  • Guest

    I can't seem to get past the “this website has been reported as unsafe” screen to download a mapware program. Any suggestions?

  • Guest

    my desktop was gone no internet
    hard drive blocked

  • Guest

    personal security doesnt let me click on this program so i cant install it help meee..
    and how can i get my deskop items back??

  • meepattie@yahoo.com

    HELP!!!! in tyring to remove that dumb personal security hoax from my lap top nothing is tried is working!!!

  • Guest

    Thanks to anticipate ma

  • Guest

    23. by . 2010-01-16 15:01:03
    I deleted all the files on the computer and the internet still doesn't work correctly. I have the same problem. Personal security is now uninstalled.

  • Guest

    thank u my laptop is my life if it wouldn't have worked i probely would've died btw thank you person on comment 6

  • Guest

    Thank you soooo much! That was crazy! You could not search anything!!!! Very frustrating

  • Guest

    The spy doctor will not run any suggestions?

  • Guest

    Who ever wrote comment 8 I want to have your babies. Thank you very much.

  • Guest

    thank you thank you for the usefull info i followed the instructions # 10 gave and it removed it xxx

  • Guest

    Thank you I followed the instructions by going to my computer – program files – common files – uninstall personal security and clicked on uninstall and it worked. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU…..no more personal security.

  • Guest

    Thank you very much! except for that the window is still popping up saying come websites are blocked…any suggestions????

  • JudeLove

    Boot your computer first to safemode with networking. Then do a System Rertore. If this doesn't work you can manually remove the infection while on safemode so that this infection will not load up to the computer's memory while booting.

  • Guest

    Thank you if it had not been for the advise i got from this web site my computer would still be infected.

  • Guest

    Thank u so much this personal security is crap..Iam very happy that i follow your step's and now every thing is fine.
    I would've died if it didnt work!
    Because my mom gifted me this computer…Thank u people…

  • Guest

    well spywaredoctor was useless !!! so was malwarebytes as well :(((
    I scanned many times and everytime I started my computer security center returned :(((

    Dont waste your time with either of them

  • Guest

    Thank you so much! Problem solved!

  • Guest

    pla help me this fake program just pop up, it said my pc have so many threats found so i got nervous and i have download it, T_T

  • Guest

    how to remove coz my system blocked by personal Security….

  • Guest

    personal sercurity just blocked this when i was about to press finish on install. happens every time to

  • Guest

    What if you've already purchased it?! is there anyway of refunding it!?

  • Guest

    Contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

  • Guest

    please sir i have no money for buy personal security

  • clovek112

    Great Thank You for this tutorial

  • Guest

    What if I already purchased this with my parents debit credit card? Not my account. How do I contact this company? How do I get this uninstalled, it will not let me uninstall?

  • Guest

    When you go to this file you could already just uninstall right?
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesPSecurityUninstall
    (unless PSecurity is still lurking inside my computer)

  • Tannia

    C:Program FilesCommon FilesPSecurityUninstall
    /
    That is the most important I needed to do
    TY so much no more PersonalSecurity

  • Guest

    thank you so much i really needed your help

  • Mr Christian Laws

    My mate downstairs had that shit on his machine after clicking a “Run Free Scan” button. I removed it by booting up in safe mode and locating/deleting psecurity.exe manually.

  • Guest

    Ok my comp does not have “Common Files” what do I do!?