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undertow
Level 7

Personal Security Center?

Hello

Recently (yesterday) found this program on my compuer: Internet Security 2010.

After trying various things to get rid of this program, I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

and it got rid of this program and its pop ups and browsing diversions. However I unfortunatly

navigated to a download somewhere and I also ended up with another program: Personal Internet Security.

The Personal Internet Security program did not delete after running Malwarebytes Anit-Malware, nor did it get

removed when I ran McAFee in safe mode, as suggested by McAfee support consultant, and did a scan.

I can't remove this program from my progam list through the control panel either (add/remove program section).

Has anyone else come across this kind of thing, and any suggestions for the removal of Personal Internet Security?

Note when I boot my system it loads automatically, runs a scan, and asks you to purchase software,

even taking you to a site for payment. 

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bostonrugby
Level 7

Re: Personal Security Center?

Similar on a friends computer    INTERNET SECURITY 2010  popups and browser diversions galore,  tried malware removal tool as generally recommended   similar result  IS2010 removed but some other tool appears.

Tried McAfee scan  - useless

Have to run AVG, SPYBOT  and Ad Aware  this afternoon.

You would think McAfee would work.....

If no success with above will try hijack this

If it's any consolation don't think we are the only ones rowing in this boat

http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-internet-security-2010  has some manual removal tips  (which I did not follow - perhaps I should have)

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WarrenG
Level 7

Re: Personal Security Center?

Yes , have it too and need help removing it also. My McAfee did not stop it and will not remove it. I can not find any thing on the McAfee web site about it, any help will be greatly appreciated. I could not get malwarebytes to run. I did find some information on Nortons web site but I was unsuccessful getting it to work for me.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Personal Security Center?

Thread moved to General Malware Discussions > Home User Assistance.

There is an excellent removal guide for this here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-internet-security-2010

Scroll down that page as the first few links are advertising.

None of the protection software suites on the market today can effectively defend against this fake malware, that's why there are specialist tools out there.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 05/01/10 7:47:26 EST PM
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undertow
Level 7

Re: Personal Security Center?

Thanks Ex_Brit

I followed the advice from the other thread and got rid of a few things.

I can see your a big help on these forums

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Personal Security Center?

Thank you and glad it's OK now.

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