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Windows 7: Could not remove "Personal Security" virus, please HELP

10 Feb 2010   #1
Nokoyashi

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Could not remove "Personal Security" virus, please HELP

My laptop got infected with "Personal Security".

I tried to remove it manually following instructions but I could not find "psecurity.exe" in my system which needs to be deleted.

I could not find a free REMOVAL (not just Scan and ask for purchase) tool to get rid of it. I do not want to pay.

Can anyone help me, please?

Also, is there a free antivirus software that you can recommend for me to block this virus from coming back?

Many Thanks...


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10 Feb 2010   #2
brady

 

were these the instructions that didn't work? Remove Personal Security (Uninstall Guide)
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10 Feb 2010   #3
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Download Malwarebytes and remove it. Don't forget to download the latest database definitions once you've done installing then run a full scan.
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11 Feb 2010   #4
Nokoyashi

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
AntiVirus Sw + System TuneUp Sw Recommendations, please

Thank you so very much to both Brady and D3ftOn3Z's help.

I ran MalwareBytes and removed "Personal Security" from my laptop, I believe. Three more questions if I may:

1. What does it mean by "...Don't forget to download the latest database definitions once you've done installing then run a full scan..." suggested by D3ftOn3Z?

2. Is there a good and free anti-Virus software that I can use for my Windows 7 Ultimate? As for now, my system is still unprotected.

3. Can you also recommend a good and free software that I can use to tune my system and speed it up whenever I think its necessary?

Many Thanks & Sincerely...Nokoyashi
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11 Feb 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

The database definitions describe all of the virii and malware, spyware etc. found to date. i think there are other things in it too. Usually the antivirus programs will auto-update daily whenever there is a new update to the Database. This is important to update because a new virus might come out and your anit-virus program wont see it if it isn't updated.
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11 Feb 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This is the path to remove psecurity:
C:\Program Files\PersonalSec\psecurity.exe <---delete that folder

Install and update "Free" Avira Anti-virus
Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir
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11 Feb 2010   #7
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nokoyashi View Post
Thank you so very much to both Brady and D3ftOn3Z's help.

I ran MalwareBytes and removed "Personal Security" from my laptop, I believe. Three more questions if I may:

1. What does it mean by "...Don't forget to download the latest database definitions once you've done installing then run a full scan..." suggested by D3ftOn3Z?

2. Is there a good and free anti-Virus software that I can use for my Windows 7 Ultimate? As for now, my system is still unprotected.

3. Can you also recommend a good and free software that I can use to tune my system and speed it up whenever I think its necessary?

Many Thanks & Sincerely...Nokoyashi
For question number 1, i believe Thorsen has answered it. Thanks Thorsen. You can get a free AV like "Microsoft security essentials or Avast. To tune your system, you can use Ccleaner. But it would better if you get TuneUp Utuilities (PAID).

Hope this helps.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
Nokoyashi

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
The database definitions describe all of the virii and malware, spyware etc. found to date. i think there are other things in it too. Usually the antivirus programs will auto-update daily whenever there is a new update to the Database. This is important to update because a new virus might come out and your anit-virus program wont see it if it isn't updated.

Thanks for all your advice. It most helpful.

Regarding what Thorsen was saying about the database, I am afraid I have no idea which database this is, where I can find it and how to update it. More info would be greatly appreciated.

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11 Feb 2010   #9
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nokoyashi View Post


Thanks for all your advice. It most helpful.

Regarding what Thorsen was saying about the database, I am afraid I have no idea which database this is, where I can find it and how to update it. More info would be greatly appreciated.

On every AV/Antimalware/Antispyware program, there's an update feature. Simply click on the update button and the program will update it's database to the latest virus/malware/spyware definitions.
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11 Feb 2010   #10
Nokoyashi

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I see. Got it. Thanks so very much
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