Personal Internet Security 2011

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Personal Internet Security 2011 Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Personal Internet Security 2011 is a very dangerous rogue security application that tries to make itself look like a Microsoft product. First and foremost, remember that looks can be deceiving, since Personal Internet Security 2011 is the same malware that is also known as Internet Antivirus 2011, Personal Security Sentinel, Internet Security Suite and Virus Doctor. Personal Internet Security 2011 is simply the version of this threat that appeared in the end of December 2010, and it has been traced back to Russia, just like all its related parasites.

Personal Internet Security's Unoriginal Behavior

Like most rogue security programs, Personal Internet Security 2011 makes use of Trojans in order to gain access to a computer, rather than infecting it directly. Occasionally, Personal Internet Security 2011 is promoted through fake virus scans online, where the scan results are always falsified and always include something awful, and a download of Personal Internet Security 2011 is recommended in order to clean the system of the so-called threats. More often, the infection will happen without your knowledge, as the Trojan is hidden in some harmless-looking thing online, and you download the Trojan completely unaware. The next thing you know, you're seeing Personal Internet Security 2011 every time you start your computer.

Personal Internet Security 2011 does some very standard things, as far as rogue anti-virus applications go. It has a fake interface with fake system scans, with fake results; it causes pop-up warnings that have no basis in reality; and it constantly prompts you to "activate" the Personal Internet Security 2011 software to remove the threats it claims to find. It also is capable of preventing you from getting online at all, by changing your Internet settings.

Important Points to Watch Out for When Infected with Personal Internet Security 2011

What makes Personal Internet Security 2011 especially dangerous is that it looks a lot like something that could be a Windows component. The interface even uses the Microsoft Security Center shield logo, along with other logos, fonts, and layout common to Windows components. People are so comfortable with Microsoft products that anything that seems to be a Microsoft product is much more likely to be accepted off the bat as being somehow authentic, and clearly, the crooks behind Personal Internet Security 2011 know this and are taking advantage of it. A large block of text in the upper right identifies the Personal Internet Security 2011 home screen as "Windows Advanced Security Center", as if this is somehow an official product that is very close to the regular Windows Security Center.

So Personal Internet Security 2011 takes its very authentic-looking windows and interfaces, and it puts them to work towards the goal of scaring you. The phony scans with fake results and the constant pop-up warnings are all created in order to deceive you into believing that your computer is in desperate danger. In order to make the phony scans more convincing, Personal Internet Security 2011 creates a bunch of empty files for it to "find" later, and then when you try to delete them (because they actually exist on the computer) it says it will not allow you to do it only if you pay for Personal Internet Security 2011. Similarly, the pop-up warnings will prompt you to pay for Personal Internet Security 2011 in order to deal with whatever crazy threat they may claim to find. If you do pony up the dough, however, absolutely nothing will change – Personal Internet Security 2011 is incapable of actually doing anything, after all.

There have been reports that you can get Personal Internet Security 2011 to loosen its grip on your computer a little, and maybe get Internet access restored, by entering security key U2FD-S2LA-H4KA-UEPB into the program. However, even if this does work, it does not mean your system is safe; it only means that you have temporarily freed up a little bit of your computer's normal functionality Personal Internet Security 2011 is a threat, and it should never be left on a computer.

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Detection of Personal Internet Security 2011 (Recommended)

Personal Internet Security 2011 is difficult to detect and remove. Personal Internet Security 2011 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Personal Internet Security 2011, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Personal Internet Security 2011 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Personal Internet Security 2011 scan/check to successfully detect all Personal Internet Security 2011 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Personal Internet Security 2011, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Personal Internet Security 2011 or follow the Personal Internet Security 2011 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Personal Internet Security 2011. Personal Internet Security 2011 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Personal Internet Security 2011 involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Personal Internet Security 2011 on your system. Personal Internet Security 2011 installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Personal Internet Security 2011, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Personal Internet Security 2011 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Personal Internet Security 2011, the next advised step is to remove Personal Internet Security 2011 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Personal Internet Security 2011 may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Personal Internet Security 2011 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Personal Internet Security 2011, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Personal Internet Security 2011 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Personal Internet Security 2011, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Personal Internet Security 2011 and other types of spyware.

Remove Personal Internet Security 2011 manually

Another method to remove Personal Internet Security 2011 is to manually delete Personal Internet Security 2011 files in your system. Detect and remove the following Personal Internet Security 2011 files:

Processes

  • %commonappdata%\sqhdr5\wksra_249.exe

Other Files

  • %commonappdata%\smeyfe
  • %commonappdata%\sqhdr5\35.mof
  • %commonprograms%\Personal Internet Security 2011.lnk
  • %startmenu%\Personal Internet Security 2011.lnk
  • %appdata%\personal internet security 2011\cookies.sqlite
  • %appdata%\personal internet security 2011\instructions.ini

Registry Keys

  • hkcu\Software\3
  • hkcrPersonalSS.DocHostUIHandler
  • hkcr\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?Personal Internet Security 2011″

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