Personal Security virus is a very aggressive fake anti-virus software infecting computers connected over the Internet. This rogue program propagates via malicious web sites and sneaks into the system without showing any signs. It bypasses installed antivirus programs. Once inside the system, Personal Security virus will alter some configuration to have itself run on Windows start-up process. This malware can disable antivirus program on victim’s computer and blocked their web access. It also redirects Internet traffic to a fake “Register your computer’s software” web page. This page portrays an instance of virus infection and advises to obtain the full version of Personal Security.
Once it is running, Personal Security virus can suppress any anti-virus software installed. The threat also connects to a remote computer to upgrade itself or download other malicious files. Affected computers will continue to suffer from extreme pop-up alerts and warning messages. These are Personal Security’s attempt in encouraging users to register the program. Having the trial and registered version of this software show no difference. Problem remains, pop-ups still flood the desktop and browser redirection will continue to disrupt the Internet. The best thing to do is maintain real-time protection from real anti-malware product. Carry out thorough scan of the system to identify threats one by one. Removing Personal Security virus is the only solution to this dilemma.
What are the Symptoms of Personal Security Virus Infection?
The rogue program’s graphical user interface is shown below. Personal Security is nicely crafted to look like a real antivirus program. The only noticeable difference between rogue and genuine is the acquisition method. Personal Security will be downloaded and installed on victim’s computer without the consent. Trojan Downloader typically plants it on victim’s PC.