Total Security

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Total Security Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Total Security is a rogue anti-virus application; therefore, Total Security is part of a scam and should not be relied upon as a trusted software. It is extremely similar to, and may even be copied from, several other popular rogue anti-virus programs that are out there, including Total Virus Protection, Antivirus 360, and System Security; a newer, more dangerous version of Total Security is called Total Security 2009.

The Bad News

Total Security is a malicious program that tries to hijack your entire computer, in order to scare you into thinking that you have no choice but to pay the money it demands. It all begins with a Trojan that you download without being aware of it at all. The next time you start your computer, the Trojan sets off a sequence of events that install the Total Security malware, and Total Security changes your settings so that it will run whenever you are running Windows. When you go to try to use your computer, Total Security will display its "Total Security Protection Center," which is supposed to be the status screen for its bogus anti-virus application. The Total Security Protection Center window is made to look very similar to Windows Security Center, to confuse you into thinking that Total Security is real software.

Whenever Total Security runs one of its phony "scans," it will come up with a list of results that are extremely long, and will contain exactly 41 supposed "threats." A closer look reveals that these so-called "threats" are either harmless Windows components, or made-up nonsense. If you realize that the Total Security scan is fake and tries to use your actual security software to delete it or shut it down, it will prevent you from running the other program, and give you an error message that states that the software in question was infected with a serious virus. Likewise, Total Security will prevent you from viewing certain websites in Internet Explorer, and specifically blacklists the major websites that offer help with removing rogue anti-malware applications. Again, it will give you an error message that the page you were trying to go to was somehow a malicious site.

While all of this goes on, Total Security will create one pop-up after another claiming that some horrible threat has just been detected, and you have to buy a license for Total Security to resolve the problem. If you click on any of the purchasing prompts, you will be taken to a site that will charge you either $49.95 or $79.95, but paying that money makes absolutely no difference. Paying the money will not make Total Security leave you alone. Total Security was not made to detect or remove malware; it was made to hold your computer for ransom and scam you out of your money.

The Good News

Total Security can be dealt with, and don't let it or its vice-grip on your computer convince you otherwise. Most importantly of all, don't give your hard-earned money to the fraudsters who unleashed this malware onto the Internet and your computer, and caused you so much frustration.

To check your computer for Total Security, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Total Security and other threats. If you detect the presence of Total Security on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Total Security.

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Detection of Total Security (Recommended)

Total Security is difficult to detect and remove. Total Security is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Total Security, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Total Security and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Total Security scan/check to successfully detect all Total Security files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Total Security, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Total Security or follow the Total Security manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Total Security. Total Security can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Total Security involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Total Security on your system. Total Security installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Total Security, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Total Security and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Total Security, the next advised step is to remove Total Security with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Total Security may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Total Security from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Total Security, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Total Security along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Total Security, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Total Security and other types of spyware.

Remove Total Security manually

Another method to remove Total Security is to manually delete Total Security files in your system. Detect and remove the following Total Security files:

Processes

  • Sc2C21UvvM.exe
  • tsc.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\TSC\tsc.exe

DLLs

  • winsource.dll
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\winsource.dll

Other Files

  • Help.lnk
  • TSC.lnk
  • Uninstall TSC.lnk
  • Registration.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Total Security

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE"

External links

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