PersonalAntivirus is not an antivirus program, it’s a misleading application. When a user downloads PersonalAntivirus and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the false errors.

Date: September 17, 2009
Name: Personal Antivirus
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Behavior: PersonalAntivirus is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer.


How to Remove PersonalAntivirus
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

If you do not have Norton Antivirus, you can download a free copy of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove this software.