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Danger level 7
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's
Other mutations known as:

Personal Protector

Personal Protector is a malicious and deceptive rogue antispyware application. You may be fascinated to know that Personal Protector is actually a direct clone of another popular rogue which is called Personal Guard 2009.You need to not be fooled by the name as Personal Protector will not protect your computer in any way, shape or form. In fact everything which is associated with Personal Protector is fake and will harm your computer as well as try and steal your hard earned money.

Personal Protector is part of a big scam which has been designed in order to convince you that you have malicious threats running on your machine. When you are scared, you may be offered the full version of Personal Protector for a small fee which promises to remove these threats. This is just one big scam which has been manipulatively planned in order to obtain your money. You need to know that there is no full version and this is all just part of the manipulative plot.

Personal Protector may go by the following names:
• PersonalProtector
• Personal.Protector

Personal Protector may display some of the following symptoms:
• Is your computers performance slower than usual?
• Are you receiving annoying pop ups?
• Are things changing on your machine, that you didn't change yourself?
• Do you see a scan report that has taken place, which you didn't start?
• Are you receiving fake scan report results?
• Is your computer generating scary system security notifications?
• Are you being asked to buy a full version in order to rectify these problems?
• Is your internet connection acting differently to usual?

Personal Protector may make use of a fake system scan which appears real. You need to be aware that this system scan is fake and so are the results which this system scan generates. You need to also know that any computer security notifications which you receive are also fake. You should be strongly advised to never download, install or purchase anything which is associated to Personal Protector.

In order to remove Personal Protector from your machine, it is suggested that you make use of the automatic removal process. This means that you should invest in a decent protection program that is able to detect as well as give you the option of removing Personal Protector automatically for you. It is very important to remember to make sure that the product you are making use of is always up to date. Personal Protector is not something to play around with.

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How to manually remove Personal Protector

Files associated with Personal Protector infection:

un.exe
personalprotector.exe
setup[1].exe
Personal Protector.lnk
setup[1].exe
personalprotector.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft PData
%ProgramFiles%\Personal Protector
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Personal Protector

Personal Protector processes to kill:

un.exe
personalprotector.exe
setup[1].exe
setup[1].exe
personalprotector.exe

Remove Personal Protector registry entries:

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce suicide
Personal Protector
personalprotector
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN personalprotector
Personal Protector
SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOncesuicide
MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunpersonalprotector
MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPersonal Protector
RUNNING PROGRAMpersonalprotector.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "suicide"
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