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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Personal Defender 2009

Personal Defender 2009 is a malware application which disguises itself as a security tool. This is not a new way to decieve computer users and gain a purchase, however Personal Defender 2009 makes uses of additional misleading tactics as well. PersonalDefender2009 is not able to infect computers on its own; instead, it coerces people into downloading the program voluntarily. PersonalDefender 2009 tends to be delivered onto a system via the Trojan mupd1_2_1711951.exe. This Trojan mimics Windows firewall notifications and asks if the user would like to enable protection. Once the user has clickedion teh button: “Enable Protection”, this will actually ensure the Trojan is installed, along with Personal Defender 2009. Once Personal Defender 2009 infiltrates a computer, it begins offering the user the paid version of the software. Personal Defender 2009 might appear to be legitimate anti-spyware, but it is in fact absolutely nonfunctional. PersonalDefender 2009 tends to imitate system scans and will report large numbers of infections found on the system. One shoudl bear in m,ind that every message generated by PersonalDefender2009 can be ignored as they are all completely falsified. Not only is Personal Defender 2009 completely useless as antispyware, but it is also rather malicious. Personal Defender 2009 will slow down a system’s performance and tends to limit internet connection. Personal Defender 2009 displays many pop-up messages that make using a computer an impossible task. PersonalDefender 2009 is also capable of hijacking web browsers and redirecting it to personaldefender2009.com.

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How to manually remove Personal Defender 2009

Files associated with Personal Defender 2009 infection:

%ProgramFiles%\Personal Defender 2009
personaldefender2009[1].exe
mupd1_2_1165664.exe
pdefendr.exe
personaldefender2009[1].exe
ayscjcts.exe
19329203.exe
iehelper.exe
iehelpers[1].exe
mupd1_2_1165664.exe
pdefendr.exe
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Defender 2009
Uninstall Personal Defender 2009.lnk
Personal Defender 2009.lnk

Personal Defender 2009 processes to kill:

pdefendr.exe
personaldefender2009[1].exe
mupd1_2_1165664.exe
personaldefender2009[1].exe
ayscjcts.exe
19329203.exe
iehelper.exe
iehelpers[1].exe
mupd1_2_1165664.exe
pdefendr.exe

Remove Personal Defender 2009 registry entries:

Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Personal Defender 2009
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Comments

  1. Tyler Currie Mar 3, 2009

    Just cleaned this from my Vista machine. The registry entry was HKCUMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunrealteck

    It's value was "C:UsersTylerAppDataRoamingGooglemwinclock.exe, 2"

  2. Thanks Mar 29, 2009

    for me it was vxpclock. Nothing could find it when i scanned with anti virus and spyware programs. Funky little bugger.

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