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Personal Anti Malware

Posted: February 17, 2010

Personal Anti Malware (or Personal Anti Malware Center) is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to steal your money by using scare tactics. Personal Anti Malware Center does this by convincing unwary computer users that their PC is infected with malware after running a fake system scan. After producing bogus system scan results, the user will be bombarded by warnings urging the purchase of a license for Personal Anti Malware. Personal Anti Malware Center will not remove anything from your PC because it is a useless program. So do not fall for this blatant scam and use a reliable anti-spyware program to terminate all threats from your computer.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Personal Anti Malware
    2 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Personal Anti Malware\Personal Anti Malware.lnk
    3 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Personal Anti Malware\Support.lnk
    4 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware
    5 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware\add.exe
    6 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware\AVP_Update.exe
    7 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware\PAM.exe
    8 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware\scanopt.sys
    9 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware\Support.url
    10 %Program Files%\Personal Anti Malware\svo.scf

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AV2009HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVP09HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Anti Malware"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows applications server"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "AVP09"

Additional Information on Personal Anti Malware

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 Personal Anti Malware
    Your system is infected with version of Spy-1840.
    This malicious program is a Trojan.
    It infected capinfos.exe.
    This Trojan attempts to steal and corrupt your private information.
    Click here to save your private information!
    Critical System Warning!

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Personal Anti Malware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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