"Personal Antivirus" software problem!!!

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ethan5 - Apr 22, 2009 at 06:53 PM
 mare - Jun 28, 2010 at 08:31 PM
Hello,
I don't know how I got it but a program called 'Personal Antivirus' has appeared on my PC and I can't get rid of it. It doesn't show in the Add/Remove program list so I can't uninstall it. It keeps popping up telling me I'm riddled with viruses/worms, the lot! How can I deal with it because it is driving me crazy?!
I have AVG 'free' and Avira, I use Google Chrome so that should cover me shouldn't it? I've never had a problem with viruses till now when I downloaded some drivers from 'DriverMax' (As detected by AVG).
Thanks for your time.
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Jun 27, 2010 at 05:15 PM
Hello,

Please follow these instructions;

1.Open My computer, choose Disk C;

2.Find C:\Program Files\Common Files\Uninstall\PAV\Uninstall.lnk

3.Run the Uninstall file.

4.Reboot your computer.

5. After updating it, perform a FULL system scan with Malwarebyte:

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/

Please, do let me know about your success. Thank you!
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thanks for the links below it deleted the stupid "personal antivirus" icon and such it was a yellow shield and said some stuff about trojan and i have mcafee and it did not detect any viruses also i tried to type some of the files it infected and they didnt exist so thanks
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Dowload Malwarebytes anti-malware, It will Remove everything to do with PAV for free and it takes no more then 10-15 minutes. I ahd the Virus too and this helped me :]
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thanks, super antispyre worked for me
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THANKS NAOMI! your advice helped me a lot! =D
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Thank for all the great advice, I'm saving all the emails in case it comes back. I have teenagers on my computer, so you never know what they will click. I did a system restore and it has seemed to fix the problem. Thanks again, this website is great.
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Thank you for asking this question! i searched it and found this and i was so relieved, i really thought i had like 600 viruses haha
those instructions worked for me (:
i was really scared i'd have to tell my dad cause i had a problem with viruses before and i had to get a new computer! :)x
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The best thing I have found is in this article regarding PAV. While the directions on this page work, the site tells you that it can reappear because there is a possiblity that the PAV is installed several times and named different things throughout your system.

https://www.spywareremove.com/removePersonalAntivirus.html
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Thanks so much - helped me to get rid.................
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Thank you! Thank you! I spent three hours last night trying to get rid of this software. What a scam!!! Your advice worked beautifully.
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Thank you Jessica. Your solution worked perfectly. Simple & quick!
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nvm but the malwarebyte thing really works its the best thing
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ik what u mean. its completely fake and im dealing with it right now. i swear to god, if i could just get hold of whoever made up this bull shit i would kick their ass and sue them. dayummm.... they would get the WORST OF ME.
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i had the same problem,but i followed your advice and it is gone
thank you so much
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Thank you for you post! The instructions for removing the PersonalAv was right on point. Just take your time and it will come off.
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Thank you so much! This program recently found its way onto my computer also, and it has been giving me hundreds of trojans and viruses. It crashed my computer, and I could barely get it to start back up. I've tried everything. Thank you so much!
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Thanks for the great help
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I would love to say a BIG THANKYOU for your help on getting rid of this horrible personal anti virus. i followed ur advice on going onto (c) and uninstalling . thankyou once again ;-)
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First time runnning into this problem, tried the 2min procedure and worked.
Thanks alot
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hi, i just wanted to say thanks to this site for the great help.
keep it up guys
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