Personal Security

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Personal Security 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 Security is a rogue anti-spyware application that originated in Russia in December 2009. It is a slightly improved version of the malware that also goes by the names Cyber Security and Total Security. Despite Personal Security's good looks and appealing name, it is malicious and cannot be trusted.

What Does Personal Security Do?

Personal Security does things that are mostly typical for a rogue anti-spyware program. It does not infect a system directly, because the initial infection is always with a Trojan, which either carries the Personal Security as a payload or opens a backdoor, so it can be downloaded. Either way, what happens is that you turn on your computer, and suddenly there is this thing that says it is running a system scan. When the fake scan is complete, it will report a list of "threats" it found, many of which are perfectly ordinary and harmless Windows components. Personal Security will claim to be associated with Microsoft, by generating error messages that look like they came from Windows Security Center, and tell you that you are using an "unregistered" version of Personal Security. The error messages will mention that in order to fix your computer, you must buy the "registered" version of Personal Security. Unfortunately, there is no such thing.
Personal Security is also capable of preventing you from running other programs, and it has been known to hijack web browsers and to generate huge numbers of pop-up ads and warnings. The goal in everything that Personal Security does is to scare you. If Personal Security can scare you into thinking that you have to pay for their bogus "registration" or risk the total demise of your computer, then the scam artists have gotten what they wanted.
Under no circumstances should you pay for a "registered" version of Personal Security. The program is a fake and cannot perform any useful function.

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Detection of Personal Security (Recommended)

Personal Security is difficult to detect and remove. Personal Security is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Personal Security, 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 Security and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

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

Another method of distributing Personal Security 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 Security on your system. Personal Security 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 Security, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Personal Security and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Personal Security, the next advised step is to remove Personal Security with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Personal Security 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 Security from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Personal Security, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Personal Security 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 Security, 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 Security and other types of spyware.

Remove Personal Security manually

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


  • psecurity.exe

Other Files

  • %ProgramFiles%\PersonalSec
  • PersonalSec
  • %ProgramFiles%\PSecurity
  • PersSecurity
  • %ProgramFiles%\PersSecurity
  • %ProgramFiles%\personsecurity
  • PersonSecurity

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