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Personal Guard 2009 virus


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#1 sidd0123

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:26 PM

Hi, I am new to bleeping computer. I recently found out that I have a virus that calls itself Personal Guard 2009. I've seen it on my computer, but became suspicious about it when my antivirus systems stopped functioning.

I have tried the following to get rid of it:

1) remove its registry. [I removed this through another site that showed me how to delete this registry, but I'm not sure it worked and I didn't want to screw something up with my computer so I stopped this approach.]

2) Physically search through desktop and delete its files. [I did that but malwarebytes still won't install]

3) downloaded a program called rkill.exe that runs through the command prompt and tries to delete PG2009 [PG2009 shutsdown the executable file before it can delete PG2009]

4) Tried running microsoft virus scan, trend micro housecall, mcafee, and malwarebytes, [most of these dont even start a scan. malwarebytes wont even install, and mcafee wont get rid of the problem, but it runs.]

5) tried to start in safe mode [the blue screen comes up with a system error and when i start normally, i get some error about logon.exe saying another program is already using this program and can't open . PG2009 is my best guess]

I do not know how to work hijack this, but first are there any other approaches short of reinstalling my computer to fix this problem.

thanks

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, precluding the need for reposting as suggested. ~ Animal

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#2 petewills

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:30 PM

Please post your problem in the Security, Am I Infected? What do I do? forum.

The guys there can give you assistance with your problems.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:31 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering if I could download malware bytes on to a flash drive, install it on my flash drive and run it from my flash drive. I do have a antivirus system that protects my flash drive and maybe PG2009 might not be able to get in while i run malwarebytes.

Is this a good idea

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 04:10 PM

Take a look here: How to remove Personal Guard 2009 (Uninstall Guide)

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#5 sidd0123

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:11 PM

I already have tried the bleepingcomputer removal guide, but i got stuck on the part that said download and install malwarebytes. PG2009 wouldn't let me install the antimalware program

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:18 PM

I was wondering if I could download malware bytes on to a flash drive


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