I have become infected with the Personal Guard 2009 malware. How do I get rid of this pest?
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After you follow the above instructions, grab the tool about midway down on this page SmitfraudFix and run it in safe mode. Another tool is "Combofix", but it's licensing specifically states that it is to be used only with instructors on a specific forum.
Before you do anything, clear all temp files using ATF Cleaner or CCleaner. Two reasons for this: 1) It makes it easier on cleanup tools, 2) many rogue installer files live in temp files directories.
Also - run a scan with MalwareBytes. This will clue you into any other problems. Both MalwareBytes and Combofix will also clue you into a rootkit infection - if that's the case, let us know. Rootkit cleanup is a little more targeted.
There is one more removal discussion here.
And, I wondered, if RevoUninstaller would work on this...