Personal Antivirus

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 13,451
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 551
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: May 6, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Personal Antivirus is a fake anti-spyware program. Personal Antivirus was found to be a clone of two other rogue anti-spyware applications named Internet Antivirus Pro and General Antivirus. All of these applications share one main objective, getting computer users to purchase a full version.

Personal Antivirus may come from a Trojan such as Vundo by installing the Personal Antivirus application without your consent. Personal Antivirus usually generates a multitude of misleading security popups and system messages about your system having various computer infections. Personal Antivirus should not be used for detection or removal of any type of computer parasites. You must ignore all messages and system scan results that come from Personal Antivirus.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Ikarus possible-Threat.Crack.RecoverMyFiles
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
McAfee Artemis!86A78E2DB338
Panda Generic Trojan
AVG FakeAlert.MP
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ANW
McAfee-GW-Edition Trojan.Spy.1908736.2
Comodo ApplicUnsaf.Win32.FraudTool.PersonalAV.~B
AntiVir TR/Spy.1908736.2
Sophos Troj/FakeAV-XD
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ACH
F-Secure Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.qgc

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Personal Antivirus

File System Details

Personal Antivirus may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. RecoverMyFiles.exe 86a78e2db338d14561db50ba4714cb3f 289
2. 4f239a5279f3a60935c6df372a887d74a8fd7639d00eb00c73bccd968947b262.exe 921ee47b48ca96bb1e73843ea4fb5b6c 3
3. pav.exe ea601decaf915c39d4e09b66d3d40b43 0
4. pav.exe 83b6d9c19492e8337ce85fce95c9e0a6 0
5. PAV.exe c790232264cd9f793e0e6aececba774c 0
6. PAV.exe 28a40a49bd111c1b082dc08caae2a053 0
7. PAV.exe 578d053f9e261e2ba437d49df72ca335 0
8. PAV.exe 05fe039d92dd8b27aeb51614357a1a77 0
9. PAV.exe 9b14acc37e9a834551209d49a6f2b20c 0
10. PAV.exe a8b6e1c4068787f7f24cde86c4d18f97 0
11. PAV.exe 3a0ab7237c4854d3aacfd2fadc2f20f6 0
12. PAV.exe d44e96fe968e45c01e146a752dffe990 0
13. PAV.exe 5b0f2cd3c3ba62da5e7a97d82440b78d 0
14. PAV.exe 4d829d99dbe22cea7b20b6013e83aa0a 0
15. PAV.exe 259314544bd62c43af9f34a5a3afc2b7 0
16. PAV.exe c3ed11f7b15d0efe3b3f56bc4227c6bd 0
17. PAV.exe d5bad2e08d6a6b4429e4794d64233f00 0
18. PAV.exe add76fe39f85a6ba1f1ad4e7015e501d 0
19. PAV.exe b8dee5b7f719cbe2fba861c6bf3a56c1 0
20. PAV.exe f4fa46cdb0e9c84b52c88c93fb67f58f 0
21. PersonalAV.exe 294a746b7decb944fa178c92eac8b3e0 0
22. PAV.exe 1d4d1b6933624831e6acd6f2fbf69dd7 0
23. PersonalAV.exe 58e47a1034995378c04a7be0429dbeb0 0
24. Security Software.exe 9bc20a0ea4bf0723bfd86fb1cd9d35ec 0
25. Security Software.exe fc2b45baa27420193038bb272d2ec8d7 0
26. pav.exe e13dce7063b3b19893c5f4b05e90bc4c 0
More files

Registry Details

Personal Antivirus may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
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Personal Antivirus may create the following directory or directories:



how do you delete the file that causes fake warnings

rename the pav.exe file to pav.txt and delete the entire folder. it works!!

good riddance of pav!


I appreciate your comment to Anonymous on Jul 21. It sounds like this what I need to do to rid myself of Personal Antivirus. This problem I have is the reoccurring popup of a cookie that tells me I am infected with multiple Trojans. They want you to purchase their software for their fradulant infection of this cookie. My problem is "how do you rename the pav.exe to pav.text. I am so frustrated my head is swimming. Thank you in advance for any support.

what is a personal anitvirus? how do you remove it? i have a virus protection plan, but when i try to scan my laptop, it tells me that i dont have any spamm or virus. thank you.

Personal Antivirus keeps telling i have a virus that is not on my computer i forn that the virus is a real virus so i founf the directions on how to remove it and started to remove the virus only to find that none of the so called files were even on my computer. There was no virus this is a sales tactic the true virus is the Personal Antivirus.

Can you tell me how I acquired this personal anitvirus??

this is the good program

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