"Personal Security" Spyware

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Subject: "Personal Security" Spyware
Posted by:  Dell Christopher (dellc…@aim.com)
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010

Is anyone else having real problems getting rid of the "Personal Security"
spyware?  I thought I had a good spyware removal method, but now I'm not so
sure anymore.

What I have been doing is running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode, then a second
time in Normal Mode.  I also use Spybot Search & Destroy.  Furthermore, I
turn System Restore off, then back on.  I remember reading that this will
erase restore points, specifically System Volume Information locations where
spyware/viruses might be also.  I also have been using the free AVG Home
Edition, with scans scheduled for twice a week.  Lastly, I use the cleaner
and registry features of CCleaner.

Once I feel confident that "Personal Security" is gone (i.e. multiple
reboots, Internet browsing for several minutes), it sometimes comes right
back the next day.  I'm hopeful that I can get some input from those with
more expertise on some additional removal steps to take, or perhaps a better
program(s) to use.  Perhaps I need to stop using IE and consider Firefox or

All input is appreciated.  Thanks!