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PUA.XvirusPersonalGrd

PUA.XvirusPersonalGrd

Updated:
June 29, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Xvirus Personal Guard
Version:
1.2.0.0
Publisher:
Mysecuritywin
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.XvirusPersonalGrd is a misleading application that reports false threats on the computer.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 26, 2015 or earlier detect this threat as XvirusPersonalGuard.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 09, 2015 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 27, 2017 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 10, 2015 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 27, 2017 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The application must be manually installed.

Once executed, the application creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Xvirus Personal Guard\Uninstall Xvirus Personal Guard.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Xvirus Personal Guard\Website.url
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Xvirus Personal Guard\Xvirus Personal Guard.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Xvirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mysecuritywin\Xvirus_Personal_Guard.exe_Url_%random_string%\5.1.0.0\user.config
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\dailylist.db
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\deleterightclickscan.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\heurlist.db
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\localwhitelist.db
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\shellfile.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\shellfolder.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\startup.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\The padlock.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\The passguard.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Uninst0.dat
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Uninst0.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\viruslist.db
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\whitelist.db
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Xvirus Personal Guard.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Xvirusserv.exe
  • [PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\xvirusupdate.exe

Next, the application creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Xvirus" = "[PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Xvirus Personal Guard.exe"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Scan With Xvirus\"Icon" = "[PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Xvirus Personal Guard.exe"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Scan With Xvirus\Command\"[DEFAULT]" = "[PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\shellfolder.exe %1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"Contact" = "support@mysecuritywin.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"DisplayIcon" = "[PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Uninst0.exe,0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"DisplayName" = "Xvirus Personal Guard"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"DisplayVersion" = "5.1.0.0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"HelpLink" = "http://mysecuritywin.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\2Publisher" = Mysecuritywin"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"UninstallString" = "[PATH TO APPLICATION]\Xvirus Personal Guard\Uninst0.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Xvirus Personal Guard 5.1.0.0\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://mysecuritywin.com"

When the application is executed, it will perform a scan of the computer.

The application then displays a list of threats found on the computer; however, many of these entries refer to legitimate applications that do not pose a threat.



You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
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Removal Tool

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FOR BUSINESS USERS
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Removal Tool

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How to reduce the risk of infection
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MANUAL REMOVAL
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1. Performing a full system scan
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2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.