Total Anti Malware Protection Description
Total Anti Malware Protection is a kind of scamware application that pretends to be a legitimate anti-malware program. Using misleading system alerts, fake system scans, and aggressive tactics, Total Anti Malware Protection will attempt to convince you that it is actually a real anti-virus program while, in fact, Total Anti Malware Protection is a kind of malware infection itself. Malware programs such as Total Anti Malware Protection are known as rogue security programs. Total Anti Malware Protection belongs to a large family of these kinds of bogus security programs known as the FakeVimes family of rogue security software. If your computer has been infected with Total Anti Malware Protection, ESG team of PC security researchers strongly advises against believing any of its claims. Total Anti Malware Protection should be removed immediately with a real, legitimate security program.
Understanding the Total Anti Malware Protection Scam
Despite its name, Total Anti Malware Protection has no real anti-virus components. This program carries out a well known scam that involves trying to convince its victims that their computer system is severely infected with malware. Pretending to be a real anti-malware program, it will harass you with a constant stream of alarming security alerts. However, if you try to remove any of this nonexistent malware with Total Anti Malware Protection, it results in error messages and browser redirects claiming that a 'full version ' of Total Anti Malware Protection needs to be purchased in order to fix your computer system. Basically, Total Anti Malware Protection will wreak havoc in your computer in an effort to convince you to buy bogus anti-malware software.
Protecting Your Computer from Total Anti Malware Protection and Its Clones
Total Anti Malware Protection has plenty of clones, since the FakeVimes family is quite extensive. Examples of these include malware such as Virus Melt, Extra Antivirus, Fast Antivirus 2009, Presto TuneUp, Windows Security Suite, Windows Protection Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Work Catalyst.
Total Anti Malware Protection and its clones usually have self-defense mechanisms that allow them to disable real security software found on an infected computer system. They are also designed to thwart any attempt to connect to security-related websites or to launch security-related applications with error messages and browser redirects. To stop this from happening, ESG team of malware analysts recommends either starting up the infected computer system from an external memory device or in Safe Mode. This will prevent Total Anti Malware Protection from launching automatically. Then, it is a simple matter of using a reliable anti-malware program to remove Total Anti Malware Protection automatically.
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File System Details
|1||%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Total Anti Malware Protection.lnk|
|2||%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]|
|3||%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Total Anti Malware Protection.lnk|
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.