Personal Antivirus

AKA: POV and Personalantivirus is a fake security product none as a rouge antispyware program.  This software falls in the scareware department because it trys to prey on users fear and lack of knowledge.  This is a fake security program that will only show bogus results.  Users should pay no attention to any mesagges this thing says.  Those infected will notice constant pop-ups saying they are infected.  A security shield in the system tray as well as re-directs in their web browser to a bogus sales page asking you to make the purchase.

Many individuals may also have normal websites blocked.  We do recommend Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or PC Tools IS to remove this client.  You can download Spyware Doctor with Anti-virus on our site Here or PCtools IS Here.  Many users find they can not directly download security products online as those real security sites have been blocked.

In almost all cases the fake POV software is the least of your worries.  Most likely this software got installed on your computer via a trojan virus and that is what really needs to be removed.

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POV

To remove Personal Antivirus form your computer we do suggest purchasing a real client to help out.  however here are the manual removal options.

Remove Personal Antivirus files and folders:

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Personal Antivirus.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus Home Page.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Antivirus\Personal Antivirus.lnk
%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
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\activate.ico
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Explorer.ico
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\PerAvir.exe
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\unins000.dat
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\uninstall.ico
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\working.log
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db\DBInfo.ver
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080614.db
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\db\ia080618x.db
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAEs.lng
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAFr.lng
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAGer.lng
%Program Files%\Personal Antivirus\Languages\IAIt.lng
%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

Remove 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”

Please note that if you have a trojan that installed this fake client then the program will most likely come right back.  That is why you should get real protection if you do not have any.  As well you can always view our main page for other recommended software and advanced removal tools and guides

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