Personal Antivirus Infection

Hello,

I am working on a Vista laptop trying to remove Personal Antivirus infection and I have searched online and have followed all instructions, removed all files and removed all registry entries and even run a microsoft malware removal tool listed for Personal Antivirus in an article I found on experts-exchange http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Anti-Virus/Q_24321748.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1 and still getting the error message when browsing pages like youtube that the page is dangerous and I need to get the "protection" for the laptop or I can try to continue without protection only to get the message again saying I need protection. When I click to get protection for the machine it takes me to a site where I have to pay $60 for Personal Antivirus. I am at a complete loss for what to do, my next step is format the system if no one has any suggestions.

Thanks in Advance!
jaysonmeyerAsked:
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0791882310Commented:
have you tried malware bytes???.... one of my friends computers had that "personal Antivirus" crap on it...and it was the only thing that would completely remove it


http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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icecakeCommented:
Did you disable system restore before performing your steps? It is sometimes required to disable system restore and perform a restart as some infections as copyed here. You should give that a try and see if it helps.
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ToskoCommented:
Hi there,
Check your startup list.
1. Click on Start
2. Click on Run...
3. Type: msconfig and press enter
4. Click on the Startup tab and uncheck everything you do not wish to boot up. Including that Personal Antivirus thing.
5. When you're done press Apply then press Ok and reboot your system.


Kind regards,
Tosko
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for that program link, I was ready to go crazy from this malware.
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