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Need To Remove The Windows Personal Security Virus?

By Brandon Jones

I’ve seen so many computer’s infected with the Personal Security virus lately. Unfortunately there are several viruses that look similar to this virus, and the variations keep getting past some antivirus programs. It’s frightening to see some people fall victim when they give their credit card numbers online. Especially considering how prevalent identity theft is currently.

It isn’t as difficult as you might think to remove the Personal Security virus and ones like it. Most of the time, the difficulty depends on how long the virus has been on your system. You can tell if you have this virus or one like it, usually by noticing an anti-virus program popping up all the time and asking for a credit card. You probably don’t remember installing this anti-virus – and I can tell you that I’m sure you didn’t!

I try and keep it simple when removing this virus. The first thing to do is download Malwarebytes, then you just have to install and update it.

After you install and update Malwarebytes, you need to go to to download AVG free. After it downloads you just need to install and update the AVG software.

Now you can restart your computer, and when it starts booting back up again press the “F8″ key over and over again. If a boot menu pops up just press “Esc” and then continue pressing “F8″. Once a black and white menu appears, choose Safe Mode and then press enter.

Once safe mode starts you can log into your normal user. Next you just need to run AVG and Malwarebytes. When these scans are finished, you can remove any infections that they found. You should know that the scans can take a few hours, but if they were successful you should be clear of the Personal Security virus.

Now that you’re back in normal mode, check to see if the virus is still present. If it is, you need to repeat the steps for each user account in safe mode.

Best of Luck!

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