Personal Guard 2009

Personal Guard 2009 Description

ScreenshotPersonal Guard 2009 (also known as PersonalGuard2009) is a rogue anti-spyware application generally promoted via browser hijackers. Once on the computer, Personal Guard 2009 runs fake system scans that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, accompanied by obsessive pop-up windows and fraudulent security alerts, in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the licensed version of Personal Guard 2009.

Personal Guard 2009 belongs to a big family of rogue security programs, the FakeSpyGuard family. All members of this family are clones of Personal Guard 2009. Personal Guard 2009 clones include Spyware Guard 2009, Spyware Guard 2008, SpyGuard, Personal Protector 2013.

Aliases: Packed.Generic.254 [Symantec], HeurEngine.MaliciousPacker, a variant of Win32/Kryptik.BAC [NOD32], Win32.Packed.TDSS.aa.5 [CAT-QuickHeal], Gen:Trojan.Heur.TDSS.!uW@h4qZeppc [BitDefender], Win32:Tdss-DL [Avast], Trojan/TDSS.aa, Trojan.Vundo [Symantec], Mal/TDSSPack-A [Sophos], Generic Trojan [Panda], Trojan.FakeSpyguard.A.60 [McAfee-GW-Edition], Artemis!916AEEEB4FFE [McAfee+Artemis], Trojan.Win32.Malware.1 [K7AntiVirus], PossibleThreat [Fortinet] and UnclassifiedMalware [Comodo].

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

Personal Guard 2009 Image 1

File System Details

Personal Guard 2009 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 personalguard.exe 1,015,808 3a29672db5e5434fa0b0bd476e7514b4
2 PersonalGuard2009[1].exe 2,778,624 b998070999c3a1efff794d33ac847267
3 lan.dll 2,441,728 94cb8955fe04695d415311b480f72e98
More files

Registry Details

Personal Guard 2009 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%ProgramFiles%\Personal Guard 2009

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  • John P:

    Tried to get rid of Personal Guard 2009. Allowed me to delete two items of 4. Denied access was shown when trying to delete the other two. Ideas?

  • D:

    Doesn't matter... even when you delete all the files from the system, it reinstalls itself within seconds. I haven't figured out how to get it removed yet. Might have to reinstall the system disc.

  • Thomas:

    I fell for it...I think it got onto my system when I went to HOME DEPOT or TARGET website...a popup popped up over the website stating I was getting something for nothing (or something like that...can't remember). I clicked on it and the fun began. Every time WINDOWS virus protect popped up, PERSONAL GUARD popped up on top of it, so I thought it was WINDOWS virus protection...gave them a credit card number, did what they told me to when I got their email...cut/paste those numbers onto my system.
    I took my server to MICRO CENTER in VA..they told me about the scam and downloaded some virus stuff and cleaned the mess of 60 virus's off my system...#50.00...well worth it.
    Personal Guard did not access the credit card, but I cancelled it anyway, along with changing passwords for all my credit cards, etc.
    I also joined LIFELOCK for $99.00, and my wife for another $99.00.
    A cheap lesson...could have been much worse.


    Thank you for purchase of Personal Guard 2009.
    To activate the product, use the following key

    To register the Personal Guard 2009 please enter your registration email address and license key in Personal Guard 2009 registration window.

    If you have any questions or need assistance with this license or software please e-mail to
    Note: Copy and paste your email and registration code to ensure correct data provision.


  • johnny7:

    I had to boot to CD and a file manager program.

    I finally removed this by deleting the above files and the files and directory:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Microsoft AData\*.*

  • Misrepresentation:

    Isn't there some sort of legal responsibility for this kind of action?

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