Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Remove Windows Personal Doctor virus

Windows Personal Doctor is another rogue antivirus program that pretends to be a legitimate virus and malware remover tool but, in reality, it can not remove viruses, trojans, etc., nor will be protect your computer from legitimate future infections. The rogue is created with one purpose to trick you into purchasing the full version of the software. So, don`t trust anything relate to this software and remove Windows Personal Doctor as soon as possible.

What Windows Personal Doctor does

The program is promoted and installed with the help of trojans that are mostly distributed via fake online scanners, misleading websites and using social engineering. When the trojan is started, it will download and install the rogue onto your computer. On first run, Windows Personal Doctor configures itself to start automatically when Windows loads. Next, it will perform a fake system scan and detect a lot of infections that can only be removed with a full version of the program. Obviously, such results are a fraud, the program want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software. So, you can safety ignore the scan results.

Obviously, such results are a fraud, the program want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software. So, you can safety ignore the scan results.

While Windows Personal Doctor is running, it will flood your computer with fake security alert and notifications from Windows task bar. However, all the alerts are totally fabricated and must by no means be trusted! You can safety ignore them. Moreover, the rogue will disable Task Manager, block antivirus and antispyware tools from running.

As you can see, Windows Personal Doctor is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Most importantly, do not purchase it. Instead, please use the steps below in order to remove this malware from your computer for free.

How to remove Windows Personal Doctor

1. Reboot your computer in Safe mode with networking by doing the following:
- reboot your computer;
- after hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, keep tapping F8;
- instead of Windows loading as normal, Windows Advanced Options menu should appear;
- select second option Safe mode with networking and then press ENTER.

2. Run Internet Explorer, Click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections Tab and click to Lan Settings button.

3. Uncheck “Use a proxy server” box. Click OK and click OK again.

4. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware from the link below

5. Double click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When installation is complete, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

6. Once the program has loaded you will see a screen like below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

7. Select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. When the scan is done, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of malware that  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found on your computer. Note: list of malware may be different than what is shown in the screen below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - lists of malicious software

9. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Once disinfection is finished, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

10. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save it to your desktop.

11. Run OTM, then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):

12. Click the red Moveit! button. Close OTM.

If the instructions does not help you, then ask for help in the Spyware removal forum.

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