Total Security

Total Security is a fake antivirus application released by the same developers who created Antivirus 360. It utilizes similar Graphical User Interface (GUI) and techniques to deceive computer users into buying the said rogue program. Total Security can be downloaded onto computers by just visiting malicious websites that pretend as a legitimate security homepage with free online virus scanner. An associated Trojan is also assisting this malware to spread and infect computers globally.

Once infected, Total Security shows its symptoms by issuing fake alert messages and fabricated virus scan results. This was done to misinform computer users and hope that they will be guided to buy the rogue program. Total Security removal tool is provided on this page in the presence of MBAM. After installation, please update before scanning the computer.

Risk Level: Medium

File Size: Varies

Affected System: Windows

Common Symptoms:
1. Presence of files like tsc.exe, Sc2C21UvvM.exe, winsource.dll, TSC.lnk, help.lnk, registration.lnk and Uninstall TSC.lnk.
2. Web browser will be redirected to powerfullantivirusproduct.com and checkmypcantivirus.com

screenshot of Total Security

2. It will display Total Security vulnerable files found!

total-security-vulnerable

Signs and Symptoms of Total Security Infection:

Browser is redirected to Total Security web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, Total Security will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

Total Security will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that Total Security will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of Total Security:

  • Total Security may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • Total Security can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove Total Security

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

17 Comments

  1. Joe

    Dude, I downloaded malaware but every time i try opening it i get a message saying its infected (which obviously its not) so is there anything i can do? I cant open any program, start computer in safe mode or perform anti virus scan. So im at a loss….

  2. erwin de claro

    Dude,just want to ask how to uninstall the TOTAL SECURITY antivirus as I was also victimized by this antiirus. Kindly send an email to my ID provided above.Always I unsinstall it TOTAL SECURITY window are always prompting and it always back on the scan window.I will wait your reply.Thanks.

  3. Brandon

    I have this on my laptop. I can’t do ANYTHING. Meaning I can’t download anything. What do i do?

  4. ed smith

    reboot safemode with networking download and follow the above listed steps

  5. Susi

    There is another way to remove Total Security. Call your antivirus customer service number and tell them this thing is holding your computer hostage-that is what it does. They will unlock this nasty program from your antivirus and it will go away. Then download Malwarebytes, update the signatures and do a comprehensive scan. It will work, believe me.

  6. BilleB

    Since I do this almost week day, I have a registered copy of Activeboot on both a USB Thumb drive and a CD
    I also have stand alone scanner installed on these to device and when you do boot of activeBoot you can plug in a usb drive and run stand alone scanners, like Malwarebytes, Clamware or VipreRescue.
    I do not have to worry about the Abuse software stopping the AntiMalware from running.
    The best thing to do when this piece of spyware 1st popup, is do nothing but, CTRL+ALT+DeL and kill the Browser that is running.
    Open up control panel and find the internet setting and in the cache size tab, move the cache folder to someplace like C: , this will completely flush the internet cache, I also run Ccleaner after that.
    With Ccleaner you can open tools and see if anything new has appeared in the startup list.
    If you AntiVirus is up to date, reboot your machine and run a can
    The trick is not to in anyway shape or form click on the pop up, this is a knee jurk reaction that I am working on with my clients to stop and read what popped up.
    Also unplug you network cable ASAP, break the connection to the outside world while you work on this problem

  7. Chris Burden

    Hi guys, i have this total security problem too. it’s stopping me from doing anything i can’t install any of the programs reccomended and when I press f8 for safe mode start up my keyboard becomes inactive and i am unable to select safe mode. Any suggestions? Thanks

  8. Ian Heisel

    I need a customer service number to get my money back, anyone who has a number would be appreciated

  9. ujjawal goel

    i had purchased the total security lifetime package, but they have cheated me. they charged USD 99.00 and i did not recieve any code to activate. please inform me what can be done.
    i am very unhappy.

  10. Stephanie

    combofix is the only thing I have seen that removes it. download.com has this file. Malware Bytes is also suppose to remove but it would not on a couple of our computers.

  11. endy

    in reply to ujjawal goel

    the whole total security lifetime package is a scam! they got your credit card information, so if i were you, call your bank and let them know what happened.

  12. john

    your solution for total security

    install revo uninstaller, get it from download.com, run uninstaller in advance mode and follow the prompts, select all files as per screen, uninstall and reboot. Install avira / update,get it from download.com and run full scan, avira will pick up the trojan. Go to program files on your c drive and delete the TS folder, if this folder is locked boot in safe mode F8 and delete the folder.

  13. Nate

    I got rid of this yesterday! Go to malware bytes.org. When you try to download the virus will try and block it accompanied by a flashing bar at the top of the window. Simply go to the middle of the page where it will say ” if your having trouble downloading click here” and click there. This should let the download go through. Once you install malwarebytes anitmalware, it should fing the virus and remove it. This worked on my computer, so hopefully it will help you.

  14. Fahad

    This program deleted my san andreas file(not folder only the appication) it alse deleted san andreas multiplayer, downloading them will take a long while so please help me out,i also checked the recycle bin

  15. kkkohli

    i was also cheated by this total security software & i paid them usd 78. They pop message said same thing that your computer is under threat & pop up window was neither closing down nor minimising.There message after pop ups said full money will be refunded within 30 days & now there is no adress of any website. even e-mail is coming make on e-mail id provided on e-mail message by which activation key was sent.Can any tell how to get my money back or to whom to complain againest them

  16. Aimee

    This is a scam! Anyone who actually fell for it and paid them money needs to call their bank.

  17. AlexG

    Total Security DOES NOT INFECT THE FIREFOX WEB BROWSER!!!!!!!!!

    use Rkill and Malwarebytes to remove it, Download rkill open the file it will kill the Total Security process and then download Malwarebytes to scan and fully remove

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