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Personal Antivirus

Posted: March 16, 2009

Threat Metric

Ranking: 13,897
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 1,185
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: June 19, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPersonal Antivirus, or PersonalAntivirus, is a rogue anti-spyware program to come out from the company called Innovagest 2000.

Personal Antivirus is installed by a trojan called Zlob, which attempts to trick you into buying the alleged rogue anti-spyware program. Once you're infected with Zlob, a fake security message similar to a Windows notification pops up saying your PC is infected with malware. This Personal Antivirus message is used to lure you into purchasing, downloading and installing their program to remove the imaginary spyware.

Personal Antivirus may also automatically launch at your computer's startup and scan your computer. Personal Antivirus may be difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself. Personal Antivirus is a clone of Internet Antivirus Pro and General Antivirus, which are other corrupt distributed programs. Personal Antivirus should not be trusted and is recommended to be removed.

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Aliases

possible-Threat.Crack.RecoverMyFiles [Ikarus]Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt]Artemis!86A78E2DB338 [McAfee]Generic Trojan [Panda]Crypt.HOG [AVG]FakeAlert.MP [AVG]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ANW [NOD32]Trojan.Spy.1908736.2 [McAfee-GW-Edition]ApplicUnsaf.Win32.FraudTool.PersonalAV.~B [Comodo]Crypt.FZT [AVG]TR/Spy.1908736.2 [AntiVir]Troj/FakeAV-XD [Sophos]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ACH [NOD32]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.qgc [F-Secure]Crypt.GHW [AVG]
More aliases (320)

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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:



D:\Games & Applications\Recuva\RecoverMyFiles-Setup-French\RecoverMyFiles\Recover.My.Files.Pro.V.4.9.Inc.Crack\Crack\RecoverMyFiles.exe\RecoverMyFiles.exe File name: RecoverMyFiles.exe
Size: 9.17 MB (9177024 bytes)
MD5: 86a78e2db338d14561db50ba4714cb3f
Detection count: 642
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: D:\Games & Applications\Recuva\RecoverMyFiles-Setup-French\RecoverMyFiles\Recover.My.Files.Pro.V.4.9.Inc.Crack\Crack\RecoverMyFiles.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 20, 2022
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.33 MB (1331200 bytes)
MD5: 1d4d1b6933624831e6acd6f2fbf69dd7
Detection count: 96
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
Security Software.exe File name: Security Software.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1327104 bytes)
MD5: fc2b45baa27420193038bb272d2ec8d7
Detection count: 96
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PersonalAV.exe File name: PersonalAV.exe
Size: 1.31 MB (1318912 bytes)
MD5: 294a746b7decb944fa178c92eac8b3e0
Detection count: 95
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PersonalAV.exe File name: PersonalAV.exe
Size: 1.33 MB (1339392 bytes)
MD5: 921ee47b48ca96bb1e73843ea4fb5b6c
Detection count: 93
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1327104 bytes)
MD5: add76fe39f85a6ba1f1ad4e7015e501d
Detection count: 91
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.33 MB (1331200 bytes)
MD5: 4d829d99dbe22cea7b20b6013e83aa0a
Detection count: 86
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1327104 bytes)
MD5: 5b0f2cd3c3ba62da5e7a97d82440b78d
Detection count: 85
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.33 MB (1331200 bytes)
MD5: d44e96fe968e45c01e146a752dffe990
Detection count: 83
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1323008 bytes)
MD5: f4fa46cdb0e9c84b52c88c93fb67f58f
Detection count: 83
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.33 MB (1335296 bytes)
MD5: 3a0ab7237c4854d3aacfd2fadc2f20f6
Detection count: 82
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
pav.exe File name: pav.exe
Size: 1.33 MB (1339392 bytes)
MD5: 83b6d9c19492e8337ce85fce95c9e0a6
Detection count: 80
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PAV.exe File name: PAV.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1327104 bytes)
MD5: b8dee5b7f719cbe2fba861c6bf3a56c1
Detection count: 80
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
pav.exe File name: pav.exe
Size: 1.9 MB (1908736 bytes)
MD5: e13dce7063b3b19893c5f4b05e90bc4c
Detection count: 50
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 30, 2010
Security Software.exe File name: Security Software.exe
Size: 1.32 MB (1327104 bytes)
MD5: 9bc20a0ea4bf0723bfd86fb1cd9d35ec
Detection count: 34
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%\PersonalAVFile name without pathpav.exe

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64 Comments

  • kumarie says:

    CAN YOU ALL HELP ME PLEASE................... IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DOWNLOAD FREE TO TAKE OFF THIS PERSONAL ANTIVIRUS FROM MY COMPUTER.... PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK AN TELL ME.

  • kryst says:

    THANK..IT REALLY HELPS

  • Tyler Palazzo says:

    Ok, I'm really [REMOVED WORD]ing pissed with this antivirus. I'm perfectly fine, just wandering around, and suddenly, this thing forces me to download this Antivirus thing to save my computer. Now, ift's [REMOVED WORD]ing popping up every three minutes, even though my NORTON Antivirus sais it's all fine, and when I try to play one of my games, it [REMOVED WORD]s me up and makes my computer lag and get [REMOVED WORD]ed up. I want this thing gone, but when I try to uninstall it, it won't do shit. I WANT THIS PIECE OF CRAP OFF OF MY COMPUTER!!!!!!

  • Ze says:

    1.Open My computer, choose Disk C;
    2.Find the folder Program Files\Common Files\Uninstal\PAV\Uninstall.exe;
    3.Run the file Uninstall.exe

  • salu says:

    go to drive c: , program file: common file: unistall: and remove the PAV file from there.

  • martin says:

    can't this company Innovagest 2000 be removed to stop this from happening in the first place,for example can't they be reported.

  • Jamie O'Brien says:

    I have pais for this package but can not find it on my computer which is crap!!! My computer has indicated that my personal information if under attack and i can\'t do nothing about it because i can not find it on my system and considering it cost me $100 which is about £70 i expect it to be where i am looking. I can\'t even find it when i dearch for it. Not Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jamie O\'Brien

  • Angela says:

    Thank you for all the suggestions and info. Restore... restore...restore!
    My computer is up and responding great!

  • marvin says:

    This blocker wont let me through to my sites. I already have a protection system. I don't need another protection system. I tried unistalling it, but I can't find the place where.

  • April says:

    How can I get my money back when i already purchsed personal antivirus? i didn\\\'t know that this was a scam!

  • ANDREW says:

    GOD LOVE YOU

  • Becca says:

    I believe this personal antivirus has been downloaded onto my computer and i am unsuer of how to get rid of it... i have trend micro antivirus already purchased and downloaded on my computer, but it is not detecting this fault?
    i have wondows vista, what further steps do i take

  • Evelyn Shepel says:

    How do I get rid of this annoying PERSONAL ANTIVIRUS problem? Nowere does it allow me to cancel or remove it?

  • karl seel says:

    This PeronalAntivirus 'trojan' irritates the hell out of me. You can't delete it the
    conventional way. If I was dying from thirst, I would not buy an ounce of water
    from this crappy company. A class action suit need to be brought up against this
    company for hijacking peoples pc.

  • cennie sturdivant says:

    this personal antivirus is a bunch of crock .i downloaded this mess on my computer and it is been messing up ever since. It interferes with your other programs and everything . I hate this product , if you don't have it don't get it.

  • Jessica Smith says:

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I have been fighting Personal Antivirus since I woke up this morning searching everywhere I could think of for paths and after searching it is now 10:28 pm and within 10 minutes of accessing this website it is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to get up and dance!!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • j brown says:

    I\'m not so good with my pc. but I\'m blocked by personal antivirus scam from useing my computer, thank you i you can help.

  • j brown says:

    I'm not that good with my pc, but I'm blocked from useing my computer by Personal Antivirus scam, thank you if you can help me?

  • Russ says:

    Personal Antivirus blocks my attempts to register and purchase Spyware Removal.
    It seems to know who you are.

    As soon as I start to type by name the page is blocked

  • Russ says:

    Personal Antivirus is blocking me from registering

  • Thomas says:

    i really apperciate this help but before it never let me manually remove it like, "delete" but it has after i "end tasked" it does this mean it should be removed the main source anyway? please email me as soon as possible most apperciated for the help.

  • lin~ says:

    it wont show up in the add/remove thing. is there a way i can remove it without purchasing n e thing?

  • Phil Martin says:

    I'm not sure what you guys are talking about. Personal Antivirus can be uninstalled by using the "Uninstall" program included in the Personal Antivirus folder. You have to search for it, there's no link to it, but it's there.

    Cheers

  • caziedrew@aol.com says:

    I have this virus on the computer !!! Its a pain! Most annoying and trying to find ways of removing it without crashing the computer. Thanks for the info it was good and useful - albeit too late for me !

  • Liz says:

    Thanx so much for the step by step process of deleting that horrible virus. It worked and my computer is running smoothly again. cheers

  • TECH says:

    WORKED LIKE A CHARM!

  • help says:

    the deleteion being deied why? PLS PLS HELP!!!!

  • Andrew Rodriguez says:

    The Registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ITGRDENGINE is not listed on my navigation bar. Any tips?

  • hollie armsworthy says:

    my in laws are trying to get rid of this virus but to no end

  • Natalia says:

    Well, what do ya know, a 13-year-old managed to defeat the antivirus. 😀

    Thank you so much for your entry on this. I was almost fooled until I thought to search the Internet. Now I am sure of where to go next time a Trojan virus awakens.

  • Duke says:

    1.Open My computer, choose Disk C;
    2.Find the folder Program Files\\Common Files\\Uninstal\\PAV\\Uninstall.exe;
    3.Run the file Uninstall.exe

    After that our product will be removed.
    Feel free to contact us if you need any help

    Give it a try. It may be their legal backdoor way out.
    This will work! Is there any way to put these people out of business once and for all? Will calling the FCC work?

  • sue warren says:

    i want to remove personal antivirus

  • gloria561 says:

    PLEASEEE SOMEBODYY HELPP ME!!!!!! I NEEDD HELP..!!!!

  • jack says:

    ive been trying for the past hour to delete this personal antivirus and i still dont know what to do
    i need more help
    thank you

  • n vanbiljon says:

    HI PLEASE HELP - i have just paid and downloaded the personal antivirus software as i kept getting critical virus infection warnings all day. I have now seen your site advising that personal antivirus is actually a front for a trojan virus. How do i now go about ensuring that my personal details, bank account details etc remain safe and will i be able to claim a refund of my money.

  • bill says:

    persolal antivirus is getting best of me ..cant even log on with out block

  • Laura says:

    This site was really useful in knowing that i did have a rogue antivirus programme installed on my computer. Although the instructions were quite confusing, as during each step i wasnt quite sure which files were supposed to be deleted or stop processing. so maybe a few more simple and easy to follow instructions, but thanks alot anyways- i THINK ive sorted it, well not sure really, but thanks for the help you did provide anyways.

  • spoulin1@cogeoc.ca says:

    for some reason your personal anitvirus downloaded will not uninstall I tried the uninstall program that is in the personal AV and I even tried Wizard tell me how to take it off send me something to uninstall this software because it is screwing my pc

  • Peggy says:

    I was told that my ISP was infiltrated by this virus and they are trying everything to eradicate it, but they are having problems still. My ISP is Centel Telephone and the infected server is in Louisiana. I hope to be able to get this thing out of my computer without destroying it. I wish there was an easier solution, but I cannot work with this virus in my computer. Thank you for all of your information and I hope we can do business in the future.

  • shannon says:

    My son downloaded this by mistake and it should be against the law for a compant to be able to trick someone into adding this antivirus to their computer by scaring them into believing that there is something wrong with their computer. It is hard to remove this program as it does not show up in the add/remove programs as other applications do. i am appalled and outraged that this behaviour is allowed to continue

  • Ryan Lively says:

    Personal anti virus wont let me download your software what do I do???

  • Rachel says:

    thankyou sooo much! this really helped me because i just got my comuter and this "personal antivirus" thing popped up saying i had a ton of "malicious trojans" and such. However, i have another antvirus thingy do (mcafee) and it said i was virus free... so i thought that this was some kind of advirtisment or a virus itself disguised as something else. So what i actually ended up doing was i left clicked on the little blue bar at the bottom of the screen (right clicked) and went to my task manager and at the to it has app. proc. perf. net. and users. and i clicked on apps. and it said i had these 2 things running (I might have had antivirus open) and i clicked end task and then... it disaeared cuz it was on my side menu and it popped up every minuteon the hour! thank you soo much for your help!!!!!!!!

  • carmen says:

    My computer has been infected with this I do not know how I am going to get the virus removed anyone else out there?

  • Hu Lundberg says:

    My Dell laptop using windows xp encountered (probably with my help) the Personal Antifirus program and it\'s caused an awful set of alarms and plugs to buy into it. I resisted, and went out and bought a personal copy of Norton Internet Security 2009. Was this a good start or will that application have no effect on this problem? I'm using an old MAC v9.2 to send this...the Norton is currently running a full system scan and might not even find this bugger....

  • ADougherty15@yahoo.com says:

    Thanks for confirming what I originally thought. Personal Antivirus is a scam to try to get you to purchase their product!!!

  • Terry AJO says:

    Hi, I accidently allowed "Personal Antivirus" to scann my computer, but did not activate the download. Now I constantly receive false warnings saying "Security Violation Errors" Is there a simple solution to remove these false warnings since I did not follow through with the down load activation?

    Terry AJO

  • Jared says:

    So... How do i remove it? do i remove it by downloading that link?

  • Hadiyah says:

    I cannot remove this evil little bug from my computer!!!
    Whenever i go to a site that i didnt have problems with before,
    a huge popup comes and says that there is melacious material on
    that site! I just really wanna get rid of it, and do what i always do,
    but i cannot do anything, yet get rid of this personal antivirus!
    It says "continue unblocked", i click it, and it brings me back to the
    same exact page!!!
    I believe this is a serious virus that needs to be destroyed, and i would
    just love if you could email me and tell me what i can do without
    risking or damaging my computer!
    Please please please help me, this is wrong to have to deal with these
    viruses, thank you.

  • Dont pay to remove personal anitvirus says:

    go into my computer, program files, uninstall and unistall the personal antivirus from there no need to delete any of the above files it all disappears

  • Michele says:

    Be careful with removing Personal Anti-Virus by yourself because it has a hidden component that re-installs itself! I bought Bit Defender to scan it beccause it tracks trojans as well as viruses. I would not reccommend handling this with out a computer tech support professional!

  • Dee says:

    I have personal antivirus on my computer and want to register your product so I can get rid of it but it keeps blocking your site. What can I do? Please help!

  • 316 210 5802 says:

    i wanted to see if a can get a phone # and adderess for the company, because their program keep downloading on my computer and [REMOVED WORD]s up bad, this time i can\'t even do a restore on my computer and as usally can\'t get rid of the program because it earse off.

  • Tyler says:

    hey when i try to delete these files it tells me these files are restricted and i cant delete them. how do i get this off my computer?

  • conleyfan88 says:

    wow, personal antivirus installed itself on my computer, stating i had critical threats on my computer that warranted immediate attention, I attempted to remove this program and was unable to find it at all in my uninstall programs page, and when i went to another section there it was hiding in my hard drive c area, i attempted to uninstall it it kept saying error need permission from the company before doing so, i thought something wasnt right as they kept trying to getg me to buy there so called virus remover program constantly, i went out and got an approved virus protection software and it automatically removed the personal antivirus, as if it were a threat, i guess it actually was, now everynow and then the same thing pops up and tries to download itself, but i stop it and my virus protector does the rest

  • JAG says:

    I searched %ProgramFiles%\PersonalAV and deleted all the files that came up and cleared the recycle bin. Now there are no annoying popups and in All Programs, Add or Remove Programs, and Desktop there is no PAV or Personal Antivirus. Does that mean I have killed the virus?

  • reyna says:

    hi my name is reyna,
    I have a question regardingmy computer PERSONAL ANTIVIRUS popued up on my computer and asked me to download the buy i thought it was a reall antivirus. so i let it scanned my computer but then it said to download the reall version but i didnt do that but the icon saved on my computer and a lil one on my tools i allready tryied going to add/remove programs it tells me there is no PERSONAL ANTIVIRUS what can i do!!!!! OH AND MESSAGES ALWAYS POP OUT THAT THERE IS A WORM BUT I ALWAYS IGNORE THEM...........................PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ME!!!!!!!!

  • Caitlin Mitton says:

    I have no idea what you guys are saying. This happened to my moms computer and all she did was delete the program. It won't let me do that. Can you guys explain it in smaller words?

  • james kelly says:

    It seems that when I got slammed this afternoon by the Personal Virus stuff it removed my Add/Remove Program

  • Phi says:

    i am using aols version of McAfee security center and its says there is nothing on my computer and has gotten rid of most of the virus but i am still getting the pop ups when I get on Internet Explorer and it blocks whatever page I open trying to get me to download it again. What should I do?

  • paul rossi says:

    I am an attorney working to file a federal class action against defenderprosoftware.com

    Any information you may have on this company or its victims will be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at parjcp@comcast.net.

    Thank you,

    Paul A. Rossi, Esq.

  • Mike Field says:

    I would just like to thank you so much for the guide into the removal of PAV. It has been bugging me for so long, but now i know how to remove it. I see that you have alot of experience to this rogue software. Thanks again

  • Dalona says:

    Wow I feel stupid I bought this program, because it locked my computer and wouldn't let me move or do anything until I purchased it.

  • Aymen says:

    Thx for the info, but PAV doesnt allow to run regedit, doesnt allow to instal, or if installed will not allow to run malwarebytes.. any other ideas? I tried with a 2ndery HDD and scanned the old HDD still couldnt remove it.. Thanks

  • paul cogin says:

    glad i found you