Re: Cannot remove Personal Antivirus - rogue software

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by DL, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. DL

    DL Guest

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-personal-antivirus
    http://www.spywareremove.com/removePersonalAntivirus.html

    "satyad" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > My daughter computer with Vista is infected with the rogue software
    > 'Personal Antivirus' but no matter what I do I cannot remove it. It is
    > installed in C:\Program Files\PAV and Vista does not allow me to remove
    > it. It says needs Administrator permission though I am Adminstrator and
    > I gave all required permissions. When i click close in System Tray it
    > does not close it. When I try to uninstall it does not uninstall it.
    > Wondering reinstalling OS is the only option? I have Zone alarm with
    > latest updates but that does not seem to be able to remove it.
    > Appreciate any help.
    >
    >
    > --
    > satyad
     
    DL, Jun 6, 2009
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  2. DL

    Bob Guest

    How to remove Personal Antivirus
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-personal-antivirus


    Martin Connolly wrote:
    > I believe Personal Antivirus creates a 'PAV' folder in the Program
    > Files, plus a BHO called '&helper' with a file name of something like
    > 'ms.....64.dll' in the windows/system32.
    >
    > Use Hijackthis to delete them, then reboot.
    >
    > Martin.
     
    Bob, Jul 4, 2009
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