"Personal antivirus"

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Personal antivirus" keeps popping up on my screen and blocking any attempt to go on any website. A red screen pops up and tells me to purhcase this software. I ran Avast and it dosn't seem to catch anything.How do i get rid of?
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http://www.spywareremove.com/removePers ... virus.html

That's a fake alert from a trojan called Zlob. The site above has a removal method but recommends you download their spyware removal program.

Try the manual instructions first & let me know how it goes.
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Spybot S&D will also remove that easily
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Is spyhunter safe to purchase. I tried manual but it still popos up.
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My rule of thumb is that if they want you to buy it, to remove the spyware they find, best rule of thumb is skip it.

This used to be a good list of bogus spyware removal programs, but it hasn't been updated for two years.

http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

You might also want to check out any TOS of any program you intend to buy regardless

http://www.enigmasoftware.com/eula/

If you read that you'll find once you purchase you agree to a recurring 6 month auto-renewal
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Don't buy anything. Did you actually go through all the registry keys & delete them?
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just now came across this too. Literally couldn't access a single site on that computer. Had to download the proggy on my comp (spybot and malwarebytes) and transfer the install files via thumb drive. Nasty little bugger
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We've had several hit by it at work. best way I've found so far is do a malwarebytes and spybot scan in safe mode. Been pretty successful nixing it on the first shot that way.
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Spybot worked after two scans. Thanks.

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