Remove Personal Antivirus



Personal Antivirus is another of those rogue antivirus programs. They claim to protect, but really their goal is to find ways to separate you from your money. Usually this is through false claims of infected files and a “we’ll fix it, if you pay us” sales model. Apparently it’s almost identical to Internet Antivirus Pro and General Antivirus. Cut from the same cloth I guess you could say. It (as the others) creates false reports of phantom infections on your system and then offers to clean them up for a cost. Nice huh? It sees invisible villains and can get rid of them for a fee.


So, how do you remove personal antivirus? Personal Antivirus manual removal can go as follows:

Look for the following system processes to kill off using task manager:

services.exe
iv.exe
PerAvir.exe
unins000.exe

You may also want to block access to the following web sites:

personal-antivirus.com
securityhelpcenter.com
securedantivirusonlinescanner.com
securedonlinecomputerscan.com
securedvirusscanner.com
antispywarepcscanner.com
antiviruspowerfulscanv2.com
antipowerfulscanv2.com
1bestprotectionscanner.com
systemsupportnetwork.com
1viruslivescanner.com
virusinfocheck.com
vrusstatuscheck.com
fullantispywarescan.com
proantivirusscanv3.com
antivirusquickscanv1.com
antivirus-online-pro-scan.com
antivirusbestscannerv1.com
1quickpcscanner.com
antiviruslivescanv3.com
savemypcnowv1.com
quickscanpcv1.com
antvirushelpv1.com
malwareliveproscannerv1.com
networksecurityadvice.com
anti-spyware-scan-v1.com
malware-live-pro-scanv1.com
internetsafebrowsing.com
proantivirusscanv2.com
powerantivirusscannerv2.com
antivirus-scanner-v1.com
antivirusonlinescanv2.com
personal-antivirus-software.com
antimalware-live-scanv3.com
websafetynetwork.com
internetsafebrowsinghelp.com
antimalware-online-scanv3.com
antimalware-internet-scanv3.com
antimalwareproonlinescanv3.com
antimalwareonlinescannerv3.com
fastpcscan3.com
bestantiviruscheck2.com
bestantispywarescanner4.com
anti-virussecurity3.com
private-online-scan.com
onlinebrowsinghelp.com
threatpcscanner.com
restricteddomainhelp.com
fastfolderscanner.com
antivirusfolderscanner.com
winonlinescanner.com
folderantispywarescanner.com
antivirussystemfolderscanv3.com
ieprotectionlist.com
fast-antimalware-scanv3.com
advanedprospywarescanner.com
spywareurladvisor.com
antiviruspcscannerv7.com
antimalwarecheckv6.com
livefolderscannerv6.com
totalvirusscanc3.com
bestfoldervirusscanv3.com
spywarefolderscannerv2.com
browsersecurityinfo.com
windowssecurityinfo.com
antimalwarescannerv9.com
livesecuredscannerv9.com
personalsafescanner.com
mysafecomputerscan.com
livesecuredscannerv7.com
livesecuredscannerv2.com
best-antispyware-scannerv2.com
personalfoldertest.com
onlinepersonalscanner.com
gomalwarescanner.com
explorersecurityhelper.com
malwareurlblock.com
online-pro-scan.com
online-pro-antivirus-scanner.com
antispywarelivescanv5.com
spywarescannerv4.com
antispyware-live-scanv3.com
secure-antispyware-scanv3.com
online-secure-scannerv2.com
premium-antivirus-scanv6.com
premium-antispy-scanv7.com
premium-antispy-scanv3.com
online-antispy-scanv4.com
online-secure-scanv7.com
safeonlinescannerv4.com
antivirus-scannerv12.com
getyouprotectiontodayv2.com
live-virus-scanner7.com
live-virus-scanner9.com
antimalwarescanner8.com

(ambitious aren’t they?)

The following files will need to be removed too:

%progfiles%Personal Antivirus
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusactivate.ico
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusExplorer.ico
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusPerAvir.exe
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusunins000.dat
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusuninstall.ico
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusworking.log
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusdb
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusdbDBInfo.ver
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusdbia080614.db
%progfiles%Personal Antivirusdbia080618x.db
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusLanguages
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusLanguagesIAEs.lng
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusLanguagesIAFr.lng
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusLanguagesIAGer.lng
%progfiles%Personal AntivirusLanguagesIAIt.lng
%windir%system32log.txt
%User%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchPersonal Antivirus.lnk
%User%Application DataPersonal Antivirus
%User%Application DataPersonal Antivirussettings.ini
%User%Application DataPersonal Antivirusuill.ini
%User%Application DataPersonal Antivirusunins000.exe
%User%Application DataPersonal AntivirusUninstall Personal Antivirus.lnk
%User%Application DataPersonal Antivirusdb
%User%Application DataPersonal Antivirusdbconfig.cfg
%User%Application DataPersonal AntivirusdbTimeout.inf
%User%Application DataPersonal AntivirusdbUrls.inf
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindowslog.txt
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindowspguard.ini
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindowsservices.exe
%User%Application DataMicrosoftWindowswinlogon.exe
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExploreriGSh.png
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExploreriMSh.png
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExploreriPSh.png
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet Exploreriv.exe
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindowslog.txt
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindowspguard.ini
%User%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftWindowsservices.exe
%docroot%All UsersDesktopPersonal Antivirus.lnk
%docroot%All UsersStart MenuProgramsPersonal Antivirus
%docroot%All UsersStart MenuProgramsPersonal AntivirusPersonal Antivirus Home Page.lnk
%docroot%All UsersStart MenuProgramsPersonal AntivirusPersonal Antivirus.lnk
%docroot%All UsersStart MenuProgramsPersonal AntivirusPurchase License.lnk

There are registry associations too. I highly recommend scanning with malwarebytes antimalware after doing a manual removal to clean up the loose ends. Here they are though in case you need to manually prune: (careful with the registry).

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet Explorer “PrS”
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “Personal Antivirus”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPersonal Antivirus_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_ITGRDENGINE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesITGrdEngine

Another note is that if the above fails to be killed off or deleted, try rebooting into safe mode and repeat the process.

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