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ROGUE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE!!

Hi,      A program called 'Personal Antivirus' has appeared on my desktop pc and I can't get rid of it.  It does not appear on the program list in Add/Remove so I can't uninstall it.  It keeps popping up telling me my machine is riddled with all sorts of worms etc.  It's driving me crazy!!  It says it has found hundreds of threats but AVG 'free' says only 7 threats appear in a DRiverMax zip file which I downloaded when I needed some new drivers.  I've dealt with those but this program is plaguing me!     Thanks for your time.

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It spyware please scan your computer with updated malwarebyte and superantisyware create restore point before scan

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Hello

You can remove it:

Start Taskmanager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del
From Prosesse tab, select PAV.EXE and click End Prosess.

Next find and delete following files:
pav.exe
PersonalAntivirus.exe
PersonalAntivirus.lnk
Uninstall Personal Antivirus.lnk

After that I you are familiar with Registy Editor, find and delete
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Personal Antivirus

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To tell you the truth you need to format and reinstall with so many virus, spyware, and ad-ware out there it is safest to back-up your files then format and reinstall.

If you are downloading files that have virus' then you will keep this problem around

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"personal Antivirus" is spyware the safest way to remove it is with a good spyware removal tool such as Ad-Aware or Spybot...to remove it manually involves deleting dozens of files in your registry... which can be catastrophic if your not very very very careful

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    "personal Antivirus" is spyware the safest way to remove it is with a good spyware removal tool such as Ad-Aware or Spybot...to remove it manually involves deleting dozens of files in your registry... which can be catastrophic if your not very very very careful

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    "personal Antivirus" is spyware the safest way to remove it is with a good spyware removal tool such as Ad-Aware or Spybot...to remove it manually involves deleting dozens of files in your registry... which can be catastrophic if your not very very very careful

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