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Personal Security Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Personal Security adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity.

Personal Security is a new rogue scanner program. It shows fake warning messages, shows misleading scan results, and fake security alerts, to convince the user that their computer infected with malware. The author of Personal Security also have made another rogue applications, such as Cyber Security and TotalSecurity. Additional, Personal Security will also install a new BHO (Browser Helper Objects) on the victim machine.

This rogue scanner also has the ability to avoid Virtual Machine, so, it won’t run on the virtual environments, and will displays fake error messages.

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_FakeError.

Once the installer file is clicked, it will immediately download other file from this address:

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_Address.pn

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_7.png

After installed, this application will be immediately perform scan action without prior notice. This fake scanner application tries to trick you by displaying misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you buy this fraud application. Be careful with this program, because it not going to protect your computer but will only spend your money.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%PSecuritypsecurity.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Common FilesPSecurityUninstallUninstall.lnk
  • %SystemRoot%system32win32extension.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecurityHelp.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecurityPersonal Security.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecurityRegistration.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecuritySecurity Center.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecuritySettings.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecurityUpdate.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuPSecurityComputer Scan.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchPSecurity.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopPersonal Security.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftware256537C7AD95AFE5C50084ABD7767AE9
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesclsid{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesclsid{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}InprocServer32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPSecurity
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “PSecurity”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_5.png

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_2.png

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_3.png

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_4.png

Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity_6.png

How to remove the infection of Adware.Win32.PersonalSecurity?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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