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Personal Internet Security 2011

Posted: December 26, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 159
First Seen: December 27, 2010
Last Seen: February 13, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotAs rogue security software, Personal Internet Security 2011 uses dishonest scanning results and error messages to alarm the user and indicate that registering the product is necessary. Personal Internet Security 2011 is also known to disable needed programs such as Windows Task Manager and various anti-malware scanners. All reports by Personal Internet Security 2011 are just shakedown attempts, so take this rogue security product to task and shove it off your hard drive without any hesitancy.

Personal Internet Security 2011 - An Unpleasant Present

The Russian-based Personal Internet Security 2011 first made widespread appearance on the web on the eve of 2011. Rather perversely, Personal Internet Security 2011 was marketed under the guise of being a good holiday gift! This rogue security product tries hard to appear benevolent, but Personal Internet Security 2011 is actually a rogue scanner that will harm your computer with a variety of different actions. Reasons to delete Personal Internet Security 2011 include:

  • Personal Internet Security 2011 will alter your settings to force popular browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer to use a proxy server. This will create hijacking events where you're sent to a dangerous website while browsing. Personal Internet Security 2011 may even disable your ability to browse the web entirely in some cases.
  • Personal Internet Security 2011 will fill up your system with junk .dll, .exe, and .sys files, and then deliver error messages about these files being infections. Personal Internet Security 2011 will continue to do this as long as you refrain from removing Personal Internet Security 2011, causing needless usage of system resources.
  • Personal Internet Security 2011 will create registry entries that cause Personal Internet Security 2011 to load during system startup, even if you'd rather have Personal Internet Security 2011 closed. Only forcibly closing the rogue anti-spyware program or preventing Personal Internet Security 2011 from starting at all can bypass this.
  • Unfortunately, actually closing Personal Internet Security 2011 can be difficult, since Personal Internet Security 2011 will disable Windows Task Manager and numerous kinds of popular anti-virus scanner products.

Here are some error messages that are recognizable as being linked to Personal Internet Security 2011:

System warning
No real-time malware, spyware and virus protection was
found. Click here to activate.

System alert
Personal Internet Security 2011 has detected potentially harmful software in
your system. It is strongly recommended that you register
Personal Internet Security 2011 to remove all found threats immediately.

ERROR MESSAGE:
Warning
Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Sunfraud.a

Warning
Warning! Virus detected

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: 128.154.26.11
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

How to Fight Back

Despite its many hindrances, removing Personal Internet Security 2011 is far from impossible. Since Personal Internet Security 2011 has a strong resemblance to other known rogue anti-spyware products like Security Master Av and Internet Antivirus 2011, you can delete Personal Internet Security 2011 in roughly the same ways you would use against these other threats.

If you find it necessary to disable the pop-ups or Internet setting alterations of Personal Internet Security 2011 temporarily, entering the registration key code 'U2FD-S2LA-H4KA-UEPB' can be useful. However, Personal Internet Security 2011 will continue to be a danger to your system while Personal Internet Security 2011 is installed; don't consider using the key to be an alternative to extinguishing this malware.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Personal Internet Security 2011 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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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:



%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\3bd2c3\PI3bd_231.exe File name: PI3bd_231.exe
Size: 5.43 MB (5437440 bytes)
MD5: 35b51a4d5bfb884aae0bd9a292cff77d
Detection count: 93
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\3bd2c3\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ec3a\PersonalIS2011.exe File name: PersonalIS2011.exe
Size: 5.97 MB (5970432 bytes)
MD5: 5a0b6b03e6e7ad9acd72b70bfba5dfe2
Detection count: 91
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ec3a\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 27, 2010
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\f23e24\PersonalIS2011.exe File name: PersonalIS2011.exe
Size: 3.87 MB (3874816 bytes)
MD5: 51e1a995247428b8535a90c3e1782a33
Detection count: 85
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\f23e24\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 5, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\36d966\PI36d_290.exe File name: PI36d_290.exe
Size: 3.87 MB (3870720 bytes)
MD5: db67a9eaaf296dc44e32deda8f68e09d
Detection count: 81
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\36d966\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\5040fe\PI504_2129.exe File name: PI504_2129.exe
Size: 5.37 MB (5377536 bytes)
MD5: ac9f36df757718ca7c74fa2ea5ec9078
Detection count: 81
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\5040fe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\34c3c3\PI34c_2164.exe File name: PI34c_2164.exe
Size: 5.21 MB (5218816 bytes)
MD5: fda65c32ad4477b4bb32e7faa7733bf1
Detection count: 51
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\34c3c3\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\e189ed\PIe18_302.exe File name: PIe18_302.exe
Size: 3.87 MB (3870720 bytes)
MD5: f31715f0ef9fab4243bbcf5d625c1c39
Detection count: 46
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\e189ed\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
C:\Documents and Settings\Test\Documenti\Download\Konnor88s Rogue Pack\Konnor88's Rogue Pack\PersonalInternetSecurity2011.exe\PersonalInternetSecurity2011.exe File name: PersonalInternetSecurity2011.exe
Size: 2.54 MB (2544865 bytes)
MD5: 41863d7bafe2beecac1f8b57aa812839
Detection count: 37
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Documents and Settings\Test\Documenti\Download\Konnor88s Rogue Pack\Konnor88's Rogue Pack\PersonalInternetSecurity2011.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 23, 2022
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\3c0ca5\PI3c0_2119.exe File name: PI3c0_2119.exe
Size: 3.6 MB (3605504 bytes)
MD5: 2e89a302a5040144b2622ad723b50dc5
Detection count: 24
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\3c0ca5\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\67f352\PI67f_2208.exe File name: PI67f_2208.exe
Size: 3.89 MB (3891200 bytes)
MD5: 91f3934c5926a7b3205ff8e40a1e8077
Detection count: 19
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\67f352\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\242510\PersonalIS2011.exe File name: PersonalIS2011.exe
Size: 3.63 MB (3638784 bytes)
MD5: 87dbeaff3c4dbf6d449141873dce5618
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\242510\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 27, 2010
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\043c6f\PI043_2164.exe File name: PI043_2164.exe
Size: 5.06 MB (5064704 bytes)
MD5: fb6ca66bc3882b46b1742e443303634f
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\043c6f\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 11, 2011

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\Personal Internet Security 2011File name without pathPersonal Internet Security 2011.lnk