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Personal Security Pro

Posted: July 1, 2011

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 32
First Seen: January 9, 2012
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Personal Security Pro is a tricky anti-spyware program that shows fake security alerts and pop-up warnings and reports false system security malware threats or infections to frighten you into believing that your computer is corrupted. Personal Security Pro delivery channels involve spam emails, malicious or hacked websites, peer-to-peer networks, etc. Hackers also use social engineering to spread Personal Security Pro malware application. Personal Security pro may also hijack your web browser and redirect you to various infected websites full of viruses or advertisements. Furthermore, if Personal Security Pro comes bundled with other parasites, then it may download additional infections onto your computer. As Personal Security Pro is nothing but a scamware, and it does not offer any trustworthy security services, there is no need to purchase it. Do not trust Personal Security Pro at all and remove it from your PC as soon as you can.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%UserProfile%\Desktop\Personal Security Pro.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Desktop\Personal Security Pro.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Security Pro File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Security Pro
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Security Pro\Uninstall Personal Security Pro.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Security Pro\Uninstall Personal Security Pro.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Security Pro\Personal Security Pro.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Security Pro\Personal Security Pro.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Security Pro"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ""HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s's:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c'u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/'wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v'w:/rbs:'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = 0'