Personal Security (PersonalSecurity) Virus Removal Guide
Personal Security is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program. Personal Security is very similar to Antivirus 360, Total Security, and Cyber Security, which are all fake antivirus programs. Personal Security hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program. Personal Security hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. Personal Security is fake and doesn’t work.
The program has three different versions; therefore, the executable file for Personal Security will generally be located at one of the three following locations –
Personal Security will tell the user that their computer is infected and will use tactics to convince the user to purchase it. It will also use other tactics, such as the use of pop ups to warn the user. However, the program itself doesn’t work to remove viruses. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program.
When accessing the web, the following alert from Personal Security may come up –
“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 reported to Microsoft for containing threats that might steal personal or financial information from your computer.”
Common symptoms and characteristics of Personal Security and other rogue security programs include:
1. Personal Security is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Personal Security uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Personal Security website is unprofessional, with fake testimonials and fake awards.
4. The payment website for Personal Security looks suspicious.
5. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Below is our recommended removal tool for Personal Security. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Personal Security with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Personal Security, try using Process Explorer. You can also try renaming the removal tool to make it run.
Manual Personal Security Removal - In order to manually remove Personal Security, the processes associated with Personal Security must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Personal Security entered the computer. Please exercise caution when manually removing the virus.
Stop Personal Security Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Personal Security Files (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Personal Security Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Personal Security Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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