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Getting Rid of Personal Security

You run your computer and everything seems fine. Then you click on a button and suddenly some antivirus program pops up and tells you that your computer is filled with spyware or a virus. Your message may look like this:

Spyware activity alert!
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. It is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs, including logins and passwords from online banking sessions, eBay, PayPal. It may also create special tracking files to log your activity and compromise your Internet privacy. It's strongly recommended to remove this threat as soon as possible. Click here to remove Spyware.IEMonster.

Or like this:

System files modification alert!
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss. Click here to block unauthorized modification by removing threats (Recommended).

Because these both seem like something a true antivirus program would say, most computer owners contemplate clicking on the button that the program asks them to click onto in order to get rid of the problem. This, however, would be a mistake, and it is exactly what the Personal Security program wants you to do.

What Is Personal Security?

Classified as a rogue security program, Personal Security was designed to make you think that you have a malware infestation on your machine. Malware is a problem that most computer owners have to deal with at one point in time or another. It can be dangerous to the information you keep on your machine as well as dangerous to the machine itself. Convincing you that you have some installed on your machine is the overall goal, because Personal Security's creators hope that will lead you to purchase the full version of the program.

What Does It Look Like?

Personal Security is designed to look like a real security tool. In fact, many have suggested it resembles the actual security tool Cyber Security. Personal Security, however, is not affiliated with that program, but the designers use the image because it helps you to better trust the program and perhaps buy the full version.

The scan window itself, which may appear at random on your machine, has a small shield in the top left corner and one integrated with the logo at the right as well. The scan window almost always says something like "System is in Danger" at the top, and you'll notice a fairly extensive menu bar down the right side. 

The program often displays the security warnings mentioned at the top of this article, and those can appear in two different forms. One of them looks like a Windows Notification Bubble, like the kind you might see anytime your computer needs and update. The other looks more like a traditional popup advertisement. No matter what they look like, though, clicking on them always leads you directly to the home page for the program itself.

In addition to that and the scan window pop up, you may also notice that your machine is running slower than it normally does. This is typically because Personal Security can eat up your available RAM, so you don't have enough memory leftover to power the programs you want to run.

Moreover, you may notice some changes to your desktop settings or your computer's internet browser settings. The program can add additional icons to your computer, and you could see your normal start page switched to one affiliated with this program. It's fairly pervasive, so there are literally hundreds of different little things you might notice about your machine once it is installed.

What Next?

For most, removal via the control panel is the first action they take once they realize Personal Security should not be on their machine. Unfortunately, this just won't work, as it was designed to be a bit more difficult to remove than that. Even if you do see it in your add/remove programs list, it's likely not to disappear when you click remove. Just clicking on any icons you see for the program probably won't take care of it either. The program is deeply rooted in your system, so it will take a bit more work overall than that. Some also try to run an antivirus scan with their preinstalled software. Keep in mind that Personal Security is not a virus, it's rogue security software, so virus scanning your machine will do little in the way of good to help with this problem. It is important, though, that you get it off your machine, as it can create some security holes that could prove dangerous to your computer in the long run.

Removing Personal Security

When you do decide remove Personal Security, you essentially have two basic options at hand. You can physically delete the program from your computer on your own, or you can download a reputable program to do it for you. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) is one excellent choice. Before you make your final selection, though, you'll want to do a bit of research and make sure you get a solid security suite. Choose one that can automatically update and run scans on a regular basis, as this will help provide real time, ongoing protection no matter what you're doing with your computer.

If you should decide to manually remove the program on your own, it's essential that you be very careful. Manual Personal Security removal is a fairly intense process, and if you've never worked with computers at this level in the past, having someone with you or allowing a program to take care of it for you is absolutely essential. You could cause more damage than you realize if you input a mistaken character into your registry. If you do decide to move forward, a list of associated program files and registry keys appears at the end of this article.

Personal Security probably isn't the best choice for security software, so removing it as soon as possible is an absolute must.

Personal Security Associated Files:

c:Program FilesPSecurity
c:Program FilesPSecuritypsecurity.exe
C:Program FilesPersonalSec
C:Program FilesPersonalSecpsecurity.exe
c:Program FilesCommon FilesPSecurityUninstall
c:Program FilesCommon FilesPSecurityUninstallUninstall.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurity
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurityComputer Scan.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurityHelp.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurityPersonal Security.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurityRegistration.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecuritySecurity Center.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecuritySettings.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuPSecurityUpdate.lnk
%UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchPSecurity.lnk
%UserProfile%DesktopPersonal Security.lnk

Personal Security Registry Keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "PSecurity"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User Agentpost platform "WinTSI 01.12.2009"

Removing Personal Security Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Personal Security and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Personal Security Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Personal Security please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

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