Removing Personal Security

I’ve recently had a few users call in, telling me that they’ve been infected with Personal Security, a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Cyber Security. Luckily, it’s pretty easily removed. Here’s how:

  1. Turn off System Restore on the infected computer
  2. Download and run, which kills the processes
  3. Download and install Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  4. Run a full scan of the computer
  5. Remove all threats
  6. Reboot, then repeat step 4

The second search should turn up no threats at all. If it does, repeat step 2, then step 4. If a second removal run doesn’t do the trick, my advice is to reinstall the computer.



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