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Personal Security

Posted: December 1, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 403
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPersonal Security is a clone of the rogue security software, Cyber Security. Personal Security also known as PersonalSecurity, typically spreads via sneaky Trojans or false advertisements. Personal Security will conduct a fake system scan once it has entered a system, and then produce alarming results of several parasite infections on the system. This is done to scare the user into purchasing the full version of Personal Security in order to remove all the purportedly detected parasites. Personal Security may also display numerous pop-ups and warning messages to scare the user even more. Personal Security is not a legitimate security program and should be removed immediately.

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Aliases

Win32/PersonalSecurity.AQ [eTrust-Vet]Trojan/Win32.FakeAV [AhnLab-V3]Trj/Zlob.KH [Panda]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.DSJ [NOD32]Trojan.FraudPack.atox [McAfee-GW-Edition]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.atox [Kaspersky]W32/FakeAV.ATOX!tr [Fortinet]Generic17.BIZG [AVG]Trojan/Win32.FraudPack.gen [Antiy-AVL]TR/FraudPack.atox [AntiVir]Artemis!C12EC5F1E1BF [McAfee-GW-Edition]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.auhx [Kaspersky]Gen:Variant.Renos.27 [BitDefender]TR/FraudPack.auhx [AntiVir]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.auhx!A2 [a-squared]
More aliases (104)

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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:



%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.42 MB (1427456 bytes)
MD5: f7dd1f9573436e53a99ba39b7d0c3894
Detection count: 72
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.44 MB (1446912 bytes)
MD5: 784b1516f75c6d93348db40323e3302e
Detection count: 62
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1439232 bytes)
MD5: 1404f212735172f0eca3a11020a2d636
Detection count: 50
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.42 MB (1424896 bytes)
MD5: 3469449153f79ad4b4ca39f0f198675a
Detection count: 44
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1438208 bytes)
MD5: 671f2a9b8ba58d31d815984367aed224
Detection count: 35
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.41 MB (1416192 bytes)
MD5: 6ca20753a25c11728bf151cd250b65e4
Detection count: 22
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.45 MB (1458176 bytes)
MD5: 4ce2918ece45e79463e307b555c3a923
Detection count: 16
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.42 MB (1427968 bytes)
MD5: 2cba5690e41f440fc697781045157945
Detection count: 15
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1433600 bytes)
MD5: 6e9de2bfb37d2e1bcd4acd1335abbbec
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.45 MB (1451008 bytes)
MD5: aff43bc04548449661fc1ca2dba6112b
Detection count: 12
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.42 MB (1426432 bytes)
MD5: dc2441ec0a814e9a0023e988d33dc977
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.29 MB (1296384 bytes)
MD5: 61dabcdec58f9ea6f49fea5181c83346
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.46 MB (1467904 bytes)
MD5: 61bca62117140448b01ac89f85dc8b18
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.46 MB (1461248 bytes)
MD5: 0a760ce713085a023268a9aa42864de5
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.44 MB (1441280 bytes)
MD5: fbef3c8b4524ca03cf72d61a72e76f36
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1437696 bytes)
MD5: c12ec5f1e1bf3d9b6f530ab47066dac7
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1436672 bytes)
MD5: a0554301e9960b39a143cce06f00ef37
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1437184 bytes)
MD5: 41ee2c5313de1de53862229361e17882
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.46 MB (1462784 bytes)
MD5: 3ba75da6d1e9a4eaf0ae01d2b7375641
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\psecurity.exe File name: psecurity.exe
Size: 1.43 MB (1431552 bytes)
MD5: 4d9dc21c29856ce0742231dd2d401df9
Detection count: 2
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PersonSecurity\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 8, 2010

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\PersonalSec%ProgramFiles%\PSecurity

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Spyware activity alert!
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. It is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs, including logins and passwords from online banking sessions, eBay, PayPal. It may also create special tracking files to log your activity and compromise your Internet privacy. It's strongly recommended to remove this threat as soon as possible. Click here to remove Spyware.IEMonster.
2Spyware activity alert!
Spyware.IEMonster is a popular spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Web browsers, e-mail clients and other programs, including login information from online banking sessions, billing pages, CC transactions, etc. It may also create special tracking files to log your activity and compromise your Internet privacy. It is strongly recommended to prevent this threat immediately. Click here to get protection against Spyware.IEMonster.
3System files modification alert!
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss. Click here to block unauthorized modification by removing threats (Recommended).
4This website has been reported as unsafe
We strongly recommend to discontinue the use of this website.
Register your computer's security software
This website has been report to Microsoft for containing threats that might steal personal or financial information from your computer.

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28 Comments

  • pete says:

    this site was really good my computer got infected with personal sicurity and this website got rid of it .thank you!!

  • Darren says:

    When looking for registry key it wasnt as Personal security cause lets be honest who would make it that easy it was a set of numbers and lettres very obvious it wasnt supposed to be there so if u have trouble finding that registry key look for something very obviusly out of place

  • eric says:

    thats cool but wat if i cant delete it or i mean its not giving me the option
    HELP?

  • mohemed says:

    thank you very match

  • vincent barile says:

    please write me back and tell me what to do, i can no longer download anything on my computer.i have so many viruses that nothing will download past 99%. after that it stops downloading.....

  • sonam says:

    how to remove personal security

  • HANNAH says:

    thank you so much for your fix to this problem. i am trying to fix my sister in laws computer and this is a real help!

  • Terry says:

    I wasn't paying attention when I said yes to a personal security popup and wow, am I ever sorry! It is INCREDIBLY intrusive! It was even hijacking my google searches. I hope your instructions work - I really need to get rid of this garbage.

  • Dick Harris says:

    Trying to remove "Personal Security" from my computer. Seems to keep imbeded despite numerous attempts to use your spyware to eliminate it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

  • steve morgan says:

    In need of preventive measures against Personal Security

  • Barbara Shapland says:

    I have tried various things to remove Personal Security from my computer, with no joy.

  • Chris says:

    Hello,
    I have been hit by the \"Personal Security\" virus/ trojan. I have not been able to delete it thow. Quote: Cannot delete psecurity:Access denied
    Make sure the disk is not full or write protected
    and that the file is not currently in use
    appeares as soon as I am trying to delete it.
    If anyone could please help!!

  • Brian Driver says:

    my lap top in infectedwith the personal security antspy ware thing i tryed to go to the task manager and the comand promt they my computer wont let me into them because it says "YOU DONT HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR" HOW DO I GET AROUND THAT?

  • Bella says:

    love your site

  • Dwuan says:

    Personal Security will not allow me to go to any sites or run my computer properly. I have tried to delete this program numerous times. What has to be done without paying an arm and a leg to get rid of this problem?

  • yvonne says:

    I HAVE A TOSHIBA SATELLITE A 105 S4080 SYSTEM UNIT
    I DOWNLOADED THE SPY HUNTER PROGRAM BUT WHEN I HIT RUN IT DOESN\'T RUN. I FOUND THE PERSONAL SECURITY VIRUS BUT I CAN\'T DELETE IT IT SAYS ACCESS DENIED. WHAT SHOULD I DO I REALLY NEED THE HELP.

  • Umesh says:

    in step 4 u consider about remove perosnal components by MD5s.What is MD5s?

  • Brian says:

    i am unable to download any removal tool that i have seen so far

  • deborah ryals says:

    take this off my comp

  • Tommie says:

    Personal Security was on downloads.com as an free download an then it hacked my computer from deleting it. It has been a great hassal to me and has stop me from being able to do my online school work. This should be nationally report.

  • aelsbree@mail.com says:

    wow i hope it works and if so thanks a millions

  • Victor T says:

    These instructions work wonders. Thank you guys so much!

  • Nathalie Caluori says:

    Thank you,I new something was really wrong....This came in my computer the 29 of mash 2,010...I have tried everything...my computer doesn't respond anymore....Back up or restore...I have tried...I looked at the product and I had no idea why my computer(Laptop)...Very expensive,could not repair or do anything...I have tried to remove Personal Security...Tried and tried again...And every time I wanted to remove it,well there it is puping up and droping my phisycal memory....So finally ..I saw a place where it said if you want to remove (Personal Security)...Download a special program to remove it...That was yesterday...I found you and yes it is a false security program it also stoped my real security program...And doesn't allow me to delete,to remove,to use my real and good program...So I would like to say what you have mentioned about this product infiltrated it self in your PC...Is exactly what you mention about it....I need your help really,I am in tears and with out money now to buy something and I did follow everyone of your instruction.....I am happy to see that there are people that cares about us and fight and tells the truth about such programs that it really becomes impossible to remove....So thank you!...If I may say I am lucky to finish my comment with you as twice now my computer had warning and pretended I was attack...I need your help,and would be so appreciative if you would help me....As I have tried everything and getting worse...This program personal Security doesn't even permit me to do anything on my computer....I would appreciate truly if you could send me an e-mail and help me more,if you can....Right now I am in tears and I have tried your manual method....That PersoSecurity is like a spy,it won't let me do anything...I can write an e-mail and receive some my messenger,and everything else on my PC doesn't work...So please keep telling people about this program and tell them that it can ruin completly a computer.....Thank you in advance for the help I am asking you,and please send me a brilliant idea what to do....Sincerely yours Nathalie Caluori.....Please respond by e-mail....Very appreciative of your work!

  • teresa says:

    Thank you, very much. Now lets see what i can do with it.

  • Deniece LWebber says:

    Personelsecurity has invaded my computer how do I get rid of and report them?

  • Beverly says:

    This is a total terror...I am not PC savy and have no idea what all of this uninstall is about. My day is reading the paper on line as I am home bound this is impossiable...I would like to know if there is a class action law suit going on against these bushwackers!

  • alan says:

    i am not very computer wise require assistance to remove this system from my computer can youi assist

  • Kathleen says:

    Personal Internet Security 2011 need to remove but is not on delete program files