Personal Anti Malware

Description: Personal Anti Malware, also known as PersonalAntiMalware, is a dangerous rogue anti-spyware that uses scare tactics to try and trick users into buying a software license. It usually gets installed via Trojans that get downloaded from fake online scanners, other dangerous websites and even through the use of social engineering methods and spam email. Once installed, Personal Anti Malware loads at boot time and performs a large number of fake scans on the system, returning false results that show that a large number of malware applications are present. It also generates fake pop-ups from the Windows taskbar saying that the computer is under threat. Finally, Personal Anti Malware insists that the user purchase a license to the ‘full’ version software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is insufficient to remove the detected ‘threats’. It even changes its name to Personal Anti Malware Center if you fall for this trick and purchase the ‘full’ version. However, you should never allow yourself to be tricked into paying for the so-called ‘full’ version, as it is just as incapable of scanning or cleaning your computer as the ‘trial’ version is.

Personal Anti Malware

Personal Anti Malware

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In order to delete Personal Anti Malware, you must stop its processes, remove its files and folders, and delete its registry entries.

Personal Anti Malware Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you need to take to remove Personal Anti Malware is to stop the following processes:

  • SysShield.exe
  • add.exe
  • AVP_Update.exe
  • PAM.exe

The next step in Personal Anti Malware removal is to delete the following files and folders:

  • c:\Program Files\Personal Anti Malware

Remove all files in this folder. There will most likely be several files.

Personal Anti Malware Registry Removal Proedures

Removing files alone is not sufficient to completely get rid of this threat. The following registry keys and settings should be deleted as well:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AV2009
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVP09
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Anti Malware"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows applications server"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "AVP09"

Delete Personal Anti Malware Directories:

  • c:\Program Files\Personal Anti Malware\

Conclusion

Outside Resources:

http://www.geekpolice.net/t7526-how-to-remove-personal-antivirus-delete-guide

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-personal-anti-malware-center

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