Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs Personal Guard 2009

Personal Guard 2009

Posted: September 9, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPersonal Guard 2009, otherwise known as PersonalGuard2009, is a fake spyware remover typically sponsored by rogue websites. Once installed onto your computer, it initiates a fake system scan that reports fabricated infection results. You are then prompted to download Personal Guard 2009 in order to combat these nonexistent threats. Personal Guard 2009 then begins running as soon as your Windows starts up, and bombards you with pop-up windows and fraudulent security alerts, scaring you into purchasing and downloading the full version of Personal Guard 2009.



Packed.Generic.254 [Symantec]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.BAC [NOD32]Win32.Packed.TDSS.aa.5 [CAT-QuickHeal]Gen:Trojan.Heur.TDSS.!uW@h4qZeppc [BitDefender]Win32:Tdss-DL [Avast]Trojan.Vundo [Symantec]Mal/TDSSPack-A [Sophos]Generic Trojan [Panda]Trojan.FakeSpyguard.A.60 [McAfee-GW-Edition]Artemis!916AEEEB4FFE [McAfee+Artemis]Trojan.Win32.Malware.1 [K7AntiVirus]PossibleThreat [Fortinet]UnclassifiedMalware [Comodo]Gen:Trojan.Heur.TDSS.vw4@h0lYHrac [BitDefender]Win32:MalOb-T [Avast]
More aliases (45)

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Personal Guard 2009 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.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

lan.dll File name: lan.dll
Size: 2.44 MB (2441728 bytes)
MD5: 94cb8955fe04695d415311b480f72e98
Detection count: 58
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PersonalGuard2009[1].exe File name: PersonalGuard2009[1].exe
Size: 2.77 MB (2778624 bytes)
MD5: b998070999c3a1efff794d33ac847267
Detection count: 55
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
personalguard.exe File name: personalguard.exe
Size: 1.01 MB (1015808 bytes)
MD5: 3a29672db5e5434fa0b0bd476e7514b4
Detection count: 25
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\Personal Guard 2009

One Comment

  • Ked says:

    This really helps, but could you please be a tad broaderin instructions in the last part? Like, what are MD5's?