How to remove Personal Antivirus

Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 4:27 am
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Personal Antivirus description

Since rogue security programs are made using some kind of cloning device, there’s no surprise that new malware named Personal Antivirus is almost identical copy of General Antivirus and Internet Antivirus Pro frauds.

Learn more about Internet Antivirus Pro malware.

Learn more about General Antivirus fraud.

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Personal Antivirus a.k.a. Personal Antivirus 2009 takes personal interest in your money, not your computer. The tool is neither able to scan a system nor is it able to remove infections. Personal Antivirus simply fabricates security reports and asks to pay for deleting imaginary infections. Don’t bother with Personal Antivirus and delete it as soon as possible.

Personal Antivirus is a Rogue Antispyware software

How to manually remove Personal Antivirus

To remove Personal Antivirus spyware you must block Personal Antivirus sites, stop and remove processes, unregister DLL files, search and delete all other Personal Antivirus files and registry utility. Follow the Personal Antivirus detection and removal instructions below.

The most typical software removal method is to remove Personal Antivirus by using "Add or Remove Programs" service. However there may be hidden Personal Antivirus files, running processes and registries in your computer, so Personal Antivirus may recreate all other files after reboot.

Personal Antivirus manual removal instructions

Block Personal Antivirus 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
intellectual-vir-scan01.com
advancedpcscanner6.com
best-antivirus03.com
stopmalwaredomains.com
best-spyware-scan07.com
online-antivir-scan09.com
005threats-scanner.com
09computerquickscan.com
6malwarescan.com
malwareurlirblock.com
4cleanspyware.com
suspiciouswebsiteblock.com
6cleanspyware.com
allinonesecurityv.com
groundhogday2.cn
Read more how to block Personal Antivirus sites

Stop and remove Personal Antivirus processes:
services.exe
iv.exe
PerAvir.exe
unins000.exe
Read more how to kill Personal Antivirus processes

Locate and delete Personal Antivirus registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Personal Antivirus_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ITGRDENGINE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ITGrdEngine
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PrS"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Antivirus"
Read more how to delete Personal Antivirus registry entries
Download RegistryBooster 2010 to scan errors caused by Personal Antivirus

Detect and delete other Personal Antivirus files:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Personal Antivirus.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus Home Page.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Purchase License.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Personal Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\settings.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\uill.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\unins000.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\Uninstall Personal Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db\config.cfg
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db\Timeout.inf
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Personal Antivirus\db\Urls.inf
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\log.txt
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\pguard.ini
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\services.exe
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\activate.ico
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Explorer.ico
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\PerAvir.exe
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\unins000.dat
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\uninstall.ico
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\working.log
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db\DBInfo.ver
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080614.db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080618x.db
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAEs.lng
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAFr.lng
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAGer.lng
c:\Program Files\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAIt.lng
c:\WINDOWS\system32\log.txt
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\winlogon.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iGSh.png
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iMSh.png
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iPSh.png
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iv.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\log.txt
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\pguard.ini
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\services.exe

We strongly recommend you to use spyware remover to track Personal Antivirus and automaticaly remove Personal Antivirus processes, registries and files as well as other spyware threats.

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95 Responses to

Personal Antivirus

  1. Simone

    I am downloading this tool to help me remove this pesky shit right now. I hope it works, bcuz i kknow that this antivirus thingy is a HUGE SCAM because my regular antivirus program says my computer is FINE so… thanx

  2. linh

    i’ve tried to kill the ” services.exe ” process , but whenever i press end process, then it says : This is a critical system process. Task Manager cannot end this process.
    what should i do now?

    Luciana Reply:

    Try to remove Personal Antivirus in a safe mode. You can also use anti-spyware tools so you won’t have to remove each file on your own.

    Brian Reply:

    Load your comp. up in safe mode and do a system restore. Worked for mine. Got totally rid of thing

  3. grissel

    i have tried all things and this personal anti thingy still keepws poping up im hoping ur toolbar helps i hate this thing ….i downloaded this malwarebytes and it says its erased but still got the personal thing poppin up no threats but that pops up…

    Luciana Reply:

    Some files of Personal Antivirus are apparently still left on your computer. Use the manual removal guide to delete the remains.

    Sonny Reply:

    I had the same problem with PersonalAntivirus. Very annoying pops up. There is a folder named PersonalAntivirus laying inside C:\Program Files\. It won’t let you delete the folder nor the file, but I tried to cut instead of delete (right click and choose Cut) and paste it to the Recycle bin or a different folder and then Empty the recycle bin or delete the folder that you’ve moved the file into. Try to Cut, not to Delete and it will remove the stupid scam file from your PC. It worked on my PC.
    Good Luck!

    Gayle Reply:

    Sonny you are a lifesaver. I deleted the personal anti virus file from my computer within minutes following you instructions. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I feel like I got my computer back. Your method of going in to the C:\program file worked like a charm. It was so much easier that trying to download some sort of remover. I couldn’t find one of those that would allow me to remove the file without buying an additional agreement. Thank you so much! Like I said before, you are a lifesaver, or rather a computer saver.

    billy bob Reply:

    dude your amazing, the world would not spin if it were not for you. I tried everything and thats all that had to be done. cant even put into words how i feel right now thanks dog.

    Sarah Reply:

    Sonny, I right clicked on the PersonalAV folder in C:\Program Files, press cut, put it in another folder and TRIED to put it in the Recycle Bin. The ONLY thing it did was now make the folder a hidden folder! HELP ME!

    Sarah Reply:

    Yes! Thank you, your method really did work… I just didn’t restart it the first time, but I got it the second time!

    Thanks Sonny!

    THANKS DANIEL!

    Matt Reply:

    Thank you Sonny this worked great! I couldn’t get it into the recycle bin after only cut/pasting into 1 folder so i buried it into several new folders restarted my pc and wala! Just cut/paste the folder all ur new folders are in into the recycle bin and this stupid thing is gone!
    Thank you!

    Sarah Reply:

    IT WORKED – BUT NOT COMPLETELY. YOU GUYS BETTER SCAN YOUR COMPUTERS… I STILL HAVE EVIDENCE THAT EVEN AFTER DELETING IT LIKE SONNY DID THAT IT’S STILL IN MY SYSTEM – PLEASE SCAN YOUR PCS – THE DANG THING IS EMBEDDED IN THE COMPUTERS!

    Michael Reply:

    I’ve tried doing this, but it keeps popping up “You need permission to perform this action.” Even if I directly delete it, it still does that. What do I do next?!?!?!

    Rachael Reply:

    I know how you feel my boyfriend evan is helping me try to figure this thing out online. This Personal AntiVirus thing is bull shit i didnt even download it.

  4. Logan

    Personal Antivirus is not letting me access any sites on the internet, such as youtube!

  5. Jeena

    Okay the tool thing is not free. so what can i use to get of this thing befor it takes over my laptop!

    Luciana Reply:

    The scanner is free. You can delete the things it found manually. You can also use Personal Antivirus removal guide which is above the comments section.

  6. leticia

    this antivirus program has brought me nothin but trouble

    Luciana Reply:

    That’s because Personal Antivirus is not a real anti-virus tool; it’s a scam. Let us know if you need assistance on deleting this infection.

    katie Reply:

    i really neeed help getting rid of the viruses, i have personal antivirus and it does nothing. i really need ur assitance. thank u

    Luciana Reply:

    Scroll up this page till you see manual removal guide. Follow it step by step and make sure you delete all the malicious files and registry entries.

  7. ismael

    how do you remove it manually

    Luciana Reply:

    The manual removal guide is above the comments section and bellow the description of Personal Antivirus. Just scroll up on this page.

  8. paulina

    this ruined my computer completely
    and i am still unable to remove it
    i cannot locate my HOST file

    Luciana Reply:

    Blocking the websites using the HOSTS file is not the main part of Personal Antivirus removal. Make sure you delete the malicious files and registry entries.

  9. Aldrin

    (Clicks tongue) I think i did it wrong. I uninstalled it via C:Program Files\Common Files\Uninstall. I did that then i downloaded the spyware doctor and there are infected fles on my com and threats too. What do i do???? I need Help removing this damned scam.

    Luciana Reply:

    It’s not too late to use manual removal of Personal Antivirus.

  10. William

    Ok well I did what it said but when i got to locate and delete personal virus registry entries i couldnt fin the last files in the thing. Such as the second one i was too delete i found all the files but couldnt find LEGACY_ITGRDENGINE there were a lot of legacy crap but not that. I also tried the third one and cant find ITGrdEngine.

    Luciana Reply:

    Some files and registry entries may differ on different computers. Delete the ones you can find. The less malicious files you got, the better.

  11. Logaweed

    I finished scanning and i think it found it but how do i delete it?

    Luciana Reply:

    If you have a security tool to run a scan, it should be able to delete the infection as well. You can also delete Personal Antivirus manually. Scroll up from this comment till you see the lists of malicious files and registry entries.

    Carie Reply:

    Okay, my dad made the sad mistake of clickin on this stupid Personal Antivirus..i’ve tried everything i know to get it off and it won’t go away..my computer is barely two years old and i’m scared it’s going to mess it up..im downloadin the scanner thing rt now..does it work? if not what’s next? do I just try do get rid of all the files they have named above one by one? isnt there an easier way? this freakin suck ass! This is the worst ever!!!!!

    Luciana Reply:

    The manual removal is not that long or complicated. You can use antispyware tools to delete Personal Antivirus if you don’t want to spend your time removing the infection manually.

  12. faith

    i downloaded the doctor scan & scan my computer, but i dont know how to delete this stupid crap personal anivirus shiT!..PLEASE HELP ME!..i have this computer for like alreddy 5 years!

    PLEASE REPLY~!

    Luciana Reply:

    Have you tried removing the infection manually?

  13. Rebecca

    Dont feel bad

    I think my story sucks more than everyones……. I got a brand spanking new laptop for my birthday….. I’ve had it for 2 weeks and guess what……. I have the lovely Personal Aniti-Virus BS on my new laptop!

    I dont know ANYTHING about removing this S*&^% Manually. I may just call in an expert and pay the $$$$ To do it. Does this kind of thing happen typically on MACS? Thats what I originally wanted becasue I heard they were very good against viruses. Is this true? I may reconsider this PC.

    Luciana Reply:

    You can run some anti-spyware tool instead of removing Personal Antivirus manually.

    Macs are not bulletproof. The number of Mac viruses is much smaller than the number of PC viruses, but Macs get infected too.

  14. marcus

    i need lots of help to get this personal antivirus shit off my laptop if you know how to get rid of this personal antivirus shit tell me the steps to do it please.

    Luciana Reply:

    Scroll up till you see “Personal Antivirus manual removal instructions” note. It’s right bellow Personal Antivirus description. Follow each step carefully. I should indicate that each step has its own additional tutorial; e.g. there’s “Read more how to block Personal Antivirus sites” tutorial next to the “Block Personal Antivirus sites” step.

  15. Tristan

    it really sucks and how do you unblocked the sites that the piece of shit blocked?
    plus it downloaded its self i think its a virus

    Luciana Reply:

    You are right, Personal Antivirus is a computer parasite. Remove it and it won’t block websites anymore. You can either use the manual removal or the removal tool.

  16. zhonglin

    omg this actually worked thank spyware!

  17. Hannah

    Thnk you sooo much! You saved my laptop and my life (my parents were about to kill me!!). I have Kaspersky, but it didn’t find the program when i scanned my computer. So i hessitantly downloaded the Spyware doctor, and it immediately found the Personal Antivirus and blocked it. But because the program itself was on my computer, i did the C:\Program Files\ thing and cut and pasted the program into the recycle bin and wala! it is no longer on my computer. Thank you again soo much!!!

  18. Jordyn

    Thank you so much! Thankfully i didnt click on the annoying pop ups and when i did the deleting manually i only had to go through and block the sites because nothing else was stored onto my computer.
    After blocking the sites i was able to go to my documents and delete the little F****r
    You guys are awesome :)

  19. manda

    ok. i have this personal antivirus on my laptop. i tried deleting the program and it wont letme cuz i have the online support activated. how he hell do i inactivate it. i cant find anythinq to help me!

    Luciana Reply:

    Try to follow the removal guide in a safe mode. It’s usually more effective this way.

  20. Ryan

    None of this is any use. Looks like im going to have to Factory restore my computer.

  21. Tristan

    how do you go on the sites and blocked them? and if that doesn’t work what type of spyware do you recomened??? plz help me =( =[

  22. Edwin

    THX U GUYS ALOT u saved me and my laptop i was gonna be in big trouble and they were gonna sell my lap U GUYS ROKKKK

  23. Elan

    Sonny’s suggestion to cut Personal Antivirus off of C: Program Files\Files…. worked for me as well. Althought cut and pasting it and hiding it in separate folders is key. Need also restart computer and then dump it into the recycle bin would work, without restarting PC it’s not intuitive that it had worked.

    Sarah Reply:

    Yeah it worked… but are you still having issues with your PC. Either similar or exactly the same? I am… and I did the whole cut and paste thing…

    NOTE: IT REALLY ISN’T GONE. JUST THE FILE AND FOLDER… BUT THE PROGRAM STILL IS… AT LEAST I BELIEVE SO…

  24. Luciana

    Use this tutorial to learn how to block websites. The list of malicious websites is given on the manual removal of Personal Antivirus fraud.

  25. Edwin

    Seey to bother again but the antivirus still wont let me go on sites What do i Do

    Luciana Reply:

    Print the manual removal guide on another computer and then follow the instructions to remove Personal Antivirus.

  26. Annoyed Housewife

    Thanks for your tips. I have tried the manual removal method, hopefully it works :D
    Manual removal didn’t seem as tedious as it looked. Thanks a bunch.

  27. Daniel

    We tried the manual removal Sonny suggested. We moved the PersonalAnti virus file into a new folder and then restarted the computer. After restarting the computer we deleted the new folder and then emptied the recycle bin. Before we restarted the computer the new folder WOULD NOT delete into the recycle bin. It worked!

  28. Leah

    just ignore what that last message said i am going to wtrite a better one.
    this virus thing is screwing up my computer get it off please it is doing my familys head in and mine i made the biggest mistake of myt life downloading this your just scams dont worrry I WILL be taking further action if you dont get this thing of my computer soon its crap this website should be taken off and no one shoulable to use it ever since i downloaded this my computer has recived popups and i only got it 3 months ago your the actuall reason the viruses have come on to my computer never mind helping me to get them off so get back .
    p.s.
    UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE BUYING ME A NEW ONE SORT IT OUT !!!

    Luciana Reply:

    Hello there,
    We do not distribute Personal Antivirus. This website was created to help people to remove infections like Personal Antivirus. We can not help you with a refund since we don’t sell the program. But we can help you to delete it. Follow manual removal guide on this page step by step.

  29. Colleen

    hello everybody i need help!the instructions are too hard to follow, is there an easier way to delete personal antivirus?

    bryan Reply:

    Colleen,
    If these instructions are too hard, please read all comments carefully and try to follow them. If these comments are too hard then the only and the easiest way is to scan your computer with Spyware Doctor anti-spyware and delete Personal Antivirus by paying less than $30 for daily updates and annual licence.

  30. Sarah

    WE GOT A HUGE PROBLEM!

    Sonny’s idea worked… it got rid of the pop ups but it REALLY DIDN’T GET RID PERSONAL ANTIVIRUS (PAV)!

    Many websites are still blocked – a burgandy message appears, the website’s web address is ABOUTBLANK (Not in caps.) Its the same thing that I had before I attempted to remove it.

    At the top of an internet explorer page, a yellow bar still pops up and says:

    “This page is in infected with malicious advertising code. Such code can seriously affect your computer. Click here to protect your computer with Personal Antivirus.”

    That’s how I know it’s not gone.

    Sonny’s idea just got rid of the pop ups – but that’s it. My search engines aren’t working. I can type something in, press search, then just get a blank white page – and I already tried refresh. Every now and then, my computer freezes and crashes. Maybe twice or three times in a row. Many websites I can access for maybe 30 seconds until it completely loads up and then it goes to ABOUTBLANK and it presents to me the “BURGANDY MESSAGE.”

    And now without any REAL Antivirus/Antimalware Programs, my computer KNOWS it is infected. On July 20th – yesterday – I believe internet explorer sent me three messages saying my computer was infected with Malware, and that they wanted to scan it with AntiSpywarePro – But I pressed cancel because I didn’t know if it was safe.

    Thanks for your help Sonny/Daniel. But it’s not gone. I’m not even sure it’s COMPLETELY gone from your computer. I would definately get a scanner and check it out, cause I really doubt that it’s gone.

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME?!!!!!!! I JUST GOT THIS COMPUTER A MONTH AGO (IN JUNE) I HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO…

    PLEASE AND THANK YOU…

    Luciana Reply:

    I strongly recommend running anti-spyware scan. Obviously, you got more than one malware and removing all of them manually is kinda difficult. Here’s AntiSpywarePro manual removal if you choose to remove the infection manually.

  31. Stephanie

    I am tearing my hair out; this malicious program has completely screwed over my dad’s computer.
    I had thought I had deleted it with MalwareBytes, and it DID let me surf the Internet for a bit; then Internet Explorer went right back to displaying the stupid error messages (‘THIS PAGE IS NOT SAFE, SO BUY OUR FAKE PRODUCT’).
    There are no more popups about ‘Personal Antivirus’ finding ‘malicious programs’, so I assume it’s gone; however, I still can’t surf the web!
    I have followed the above instructions and found absolutely NONE of those files.

    Unfortunately, my dad has Vista, so maybe the files would be in different locations or have different names.
    Can you please help?!

    Luciana Reply:

    Since none of Personal Antivirus files are on board your computer I assume you got some kind of trojan or browser hijacker which “advertises” PersonalAntivirus. I recommend running anti-spyware scan to delete the rest of the infections from your computer.

    Stephanie Reply:

    The free scan mentioned in the removal guide located some things other virus scans didn’t; however, I have to pay if I want the program to delete them!
    Yes, I know I HAVE a problem; I want the problems DELETED.
    :(

    Is there any FREE way I can get rid of this crap, and if so, what are the programs you suggest?

    Luciana Reply:

    Here’s a solution: delete the files found by Spyware Doctor manually.

  32. Sarah

    OH NO… I have 2 ANTIVIRUS VIRUSES? Personal Antivirus and AntiSpywarePro… I’m surprise I can even access this website…

    I already tried removing PAV manually; “Run” “regedit” I looked EXACTLY where it said to, SEVERAL times. Nothing was there… NOTHING. Then I figured it might be in a hidden file and folder somewhere in there but I didn’t see an option for that.

    Right now I can access the Yahoo website, and this site as long as I press on the link to get there. My search engines: NONE OF THEM WORK…

    Random pop ups from ANY sites are starting to pop up… ranging from 2 – 4 at a time… most of them are about ANTISPYWARE OR ANTIMALWARE. Now, I am also getting crap from MySpace, Facebook, all of the above… without even EVER visiting those sites.

    In fact, in less there is a link pasted for me to go to, I can’t get there most of the time. I had to go and get this link from Yahoo! Answers… and I CAN access that.

    Okay I have installed and uninstall Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic twice… because it wouldn’t run… I tried to run the “Smart Update” and it wouldn’t let me… it said there was an error getting to the destination.

    When you run the “Smart Update” do you then have to buy Spyware Doctor?
    I can’t, I am only 17, and I don’t have a job, and yeah, my parents don’t even know about it, I just WANT to get it OFF before they know…

    I need something absolutely free, that even after scanning, it should still be free, and when I update it to remove the problem it should still be free.

    If I can only get a trial version or something that’s fine… I will remove it as soon as I remove the problem.

    PLEASE HELP ME!

    I don’t know what the heck is going on, and my computer is crashing randomly or freezing at the worst possible moments, and sometimes when I am typing this VERY message… I just need to get RID of this as soon, and quickly as possible…

    HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!

    Luciana Reply:

    Restart your computer and keep clicking F8 key while it’s still booting. You’ll see an option to boot a machine into safe mode. Once you’re in a safe mode, run the security tools you got. This way you will know which files are malicious and then you can delete them manually.

    elizabeth Reply:

    hey umm if u click ctrl alt del…task manager will come up…go to processes and find pav.e or something and one that might say personal antivirus..somethinglie that… click on them then click end process…then go to that c:/ folder and find the personal antivirus folder and u should be able to delete it…

  33. Taylor

    hey yeah. i accidentally downloaded this as well. and my dad is furious about the fact that we have something that says we have trojans when we really don’t. he doesn’t know that it’s the PAV. and i don’t want to have to download anything else. so how do i get it off for sure that’s free and without downloading anything. i’m not good with stuff like this so i have no clue what up above is talking about. PLEASE HELP

    Luciana Reply:

    Use the manual removal guide posted above the comments section. This way you don’t need to download programs and it won’t costs you a thing.

  34. Elan

    After Sonny’s steps, you still need to checkout under Run by typing Regedit and then go through each of the folders under Personal Antivirus register entries to look for anything that say Personal AV etc and remove them.
    Elan

  35. X

    Sorry to bother you again… (this one will be short and to the point), Is Spyware Doctor COMPLETELY free? I know the scanning is free, but is removing the actual malware free as well? Or do you have to pay for it when you get to that point?

    Luciana Reply:

    The free version won’t remove the detected items. But you can use it to locate the malicious files and then you can delete them manually.

  36. john

    i delete everything in the PAV but it still blocking me from going to the website that i want to go like myspace. PLEASE HELP

    Luciana Reply:

    Apparently you got more malware than just Personal Antivirus. Run anti-spyware scan to deal with all the infections.

  37. DeAnne

    I have the same personal anti virus on my brand new laptop I downloaded Norton Anti Spyware but it is not picking up this infection can anyone please help…

    Luciana Reply:

    Have you tried running the anti-spyware in a safe mode? Personal Antivirus is able to block security tools in a normal mode; that might be the reason why you can’t remove the infection. I also recommend removing Personal Anti virus manually. Use the instructions posted above the comments section.

  38. john

    thank soooo much!!!: ) now it doesnt block when i go to myspace or the other website thank so much : )

  39. mike

    listen to what sonny said n use the manuel removal instruction it helps to open up ur task manager and delete pav.exe

  40. maha

    I don’t think i can get rid of it now coz its too late =( i cnt use my laptop even in safe mode so that i cud get rid of the virus. i guess i will have 2 take it back 2 toshiba

    Luciana Reply:

    I recommend giving manual removal tutorial a try. You won’t lose a thing and you may save your computer. The removal instructions are above the comments section.

  41. lyssa

    I’m having trouble getting rid of it. How do you access C:/ProgramFiles/ ?? i’ve been looking for it but i dont know how to get there.

    Luciana Reply:

    You can find C:/ disc on “My Computer” folder.

  42. mike

    i finally got rid of it all u have to do is restore your computer to an earlier date like 1 day before you got personal av. to do this go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools, system restore and then click restore to earlier date and it will take you through it.

  43. niamh

    oh my god i thought i was the only one that this happened to lol. i tried the thing what Sonny was saying but its saying You Need Permission To Perform This Action. someone please help :( its like mad annoying.

  44. niamh

    And how do yea remove it ‘manually’ i did the scan and it says i have 3 threats and 189 infections :\ then what do i do? i pressed Fix Checked an then its coming up that i have to register? why are laptops/computers so confusing!!

  45. JEK

    Thank you all who helped out on this personal antivirus BS that kept popping up on my computer. Did what sonny said and it worked. Awesome thanks dude.

  46. Dunia

    Some tips that helped me remove this virus from my PC:

    You have it remove it from Task Manager first (end process tree). Then go to the C:\ program files and look for it, usually pav.exe and delete it there. When the PAV window pops up, you can usually see the date and the time that started to infect your pc, you can sort for files with that specific information to make the search process easier.

    Also, make sure you delete any temporary files by pressing the windows button (the key after “Ctrl” key on your keyboard and then press R, then type temp or %temp%, all of the temporary files will pop up and you can delete them to avoid getting this virus back on your PC.

    It also helps to delete any temporary internet files or cookies that may’ve been copied onto your PC after each use. Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options and then delete.

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