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Total Security

It is undeniable that pop-ups were an effective innovation in marketing when they first started appearing.  They literally popped up onto your screen, forcing you to look at them.  Filters were developed to block these nuisances, so if you suddenly start seeing them, it can indicate that you have a rogue antivirus program installed in your system.  Total Security and other rogue programs use pop-ups as a main tool in convincing people of security risks, which they claim only they can fix.

What Are Rogue Antivirus Programs?  What Is Total Security?

To understand what Total Security is, it is useful to know what rogue antivirus programs are in general.  There are a host of these programs, but they typically behave in similar ways.  When you start your computer, these programs are configured to launch themselves automatically.  They begin running simulated scans, but they cannot really scan your system.  They produce a list of files that they claim are infections.  These are random, harmless files that the programs create to use as evidence of security threats. 

The next step is to generate pop-ups that report these threats.  The goal of all of this is to persuade the computer user to buy the program.  The alerts, which are essentially just ads, warn that the only way to protect the computer is to purchase the protective software. Total Security, which is a relative of System Security, is a rogue program that employs these tactics.  If a user does purchase the program, they only have a credit card bill to show for it.  The protection is ineffective at best and useless at worst. 

Recognizing Total Security

Total Security, as well as other rogue antivirus programs, hope to spur action before users take a second look at the pop-ups.  If you do take the time and know what to look for, however, you can avoid these programs.  Here is an example:

Total Security Firewall Alert
Total Security firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Chrome Internet Browser is infected with worm Lsas.Blaster.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Chrome Internet Browser to connect to remote host.

The easiest way to spot a rogue is to note the name.  You know that you don't have Total Security as an antivirus or security program, so you should not take stock in what this message says.  Also be aware that rogues often use threats to your credit card and financial and personal information, as reasons why you should "update your security." 

Another popular tool of rogue antivirus programs is false scan results.  Those issued by Total Security indicate that your current level of protection is low and that your computer is at risk.  It will tell you that there is not virus protection, spyware protection, general security, or automatic updating programs on your computer.  You have the option of scanning or updating your protection.  Either option will take you to the Total Security website, where you will be urged to enter your payment information and purchase the software. 

Total Security may disable your security programs or block your access to online sites that provide security.  But the answer is not to purchase the software.  This will not resolve any issues or improve your computer's performance.

Total Security saps your available CPU to run itself, which leaves your legitimate programs less to work with.  Tasks and boot up take longer.  Other noticeable changes include changed browser settings, increased 404 error messages when trying to navigate to websites, and new icons and shortcuts on your desktop. 

How Total Security Enters a System

Total Security can become downloaded into your system through a Trojan, such as Zlob or Vundo.  Adult sites are often signaled out as being sources for Trojans, but they are also prevalent on social networking, freeware and shareware, gambling, and gaming sites.  Those that offer instant messaging and typically have a lot of images may also be affected.  When you visit such a site, click on an ad, or download an image or video, it is possible for the Trojan to enter your system.  With it comes malware, including Total Security or other rogue antivirus programs.

When Total Security enters your system via Trojan, it downloads itself as the "free" or "unregistered" version.  This is the version that produces pop-ups and false scans, which urge you to buy the full version.

The full version is installed directly by users.  This can happen in two ways:  the users may see an ad and decide to purchase the program, believing it to be legitimate, or they may be convinced by the free version that there are serious risks.  It is important to note that the free and full versions are no different, and neither can protect your computer. 

How to Remove Total Security

As mentioned, Total Security can block your access to legitimate security programs.  As a result, it can leave a door open for other malware.  To ensure that your computer remains protected, it is important to remove the rogue antivirus program as soon as you recognize its presence. 

Automatic removal is the best option, particularly for those without extensive technical experience.  You simply run a reputable software program that has been designed specifically to detect and remove rogue antivirus programs.  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) is an excellent choice and will effectively and quickly restore your computer to optimal functioning. 

It is also possible to remove the rogue program manually, though there is a risk that you could accidentally cause damage to your system registry.  Because of this risk, it is recommended that only those with technical experience - and a great deal of patience - undertake this time-consuming task.  Below are instructions for manual removal.

Note:  rogue programs are designed to evade basic removal actions, such as running a virus scan or using the delete option.  Rogue programs are not classified as viruses, so this will be ineffective.  An incomplete removal will not resolve the issues you are experiencing. 

Block Sites:

powerfullantivirusproduct.com
antivirusonlineproscan.com
remove-all-malware.com
worldsbestantivirscan.com
yourbrowserprotection.com

Stop Processes:

tsc.exe
Sc2C21UvvM.exe

Delete Registry Entries:

MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

Delete DLL File:

winsource.dll

Delete Files:

winsource.dll
tsc.exe
Sc2C21UvvM.exe
TSC.lnk
Help.lnk
Registration.lnk
Uninstall TSC.lnk
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random numbers][random numbers].exe



Removing Total Security Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Total Security and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Total Security Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Total Security please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on Total Security and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse Total Security.




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