Total PC Defender

Total PC Defender Description

Total PC Defender, which may also show up as Total PC Defender 2010, is a rogue security program. This means that Total PC Defender is really a malware pretending to be a helpful security utility. Total PC Defender is part of a very common scam. There are two parts to this scam. On the one hand, Total PC Defender will show you an extremely convincing user interface and pretend to be a real computer security application. At every turn, Total PC Defender will remind you to buy the "full version" of the program to be completely "protected" against malware. This interface even includes a button for contacting support and for automatic updates. It can also run several different kinds of system scans, all of which are fake. The fact is, by buying Total PC Defender, you would be purchasing an application that is completely worthless. However, it doesn't end here; Total PC Defender has a second, much nastier component that turns Total PC Defender into a very dangerous infection.


Total PC Defender's Harmful Components

The description above may not seem too harmful. After all, you may say that Total PC Defender is simply useless, and not buying Total PC Defender is going to solve the problem. However, Total PC Defender also takes over your computer and actively damages your operating system. At best, Total PC Defender can be an annoyance; at its very worst, Total PC Defender can make it impossible for you to use Windows normally. Here are some actions caused by the Trojans and malicious scripts that accompany Total PC Defender's interface:

  • Total PC Defender makes harmful changes to your registry. These changes cause Total PC Defender to start up with Windows. They also cause certain normal file processes in your computer to be replaced with others belonging to Total PC Defender. For example, when trying to run your Internet browser, this will actually be replaced with a process that displays an error message.
  • Total PC Defender has been known to block access to the user's own files, and cause others to become hidden. Total PC Defender may also block access to the Internet.
  • Total PC Defender will try to pressure you into buying Total PC Defender's "full version" by displaying constant error messages and fake security alerts. These are all false; you should ignore them.
  • Total PC Defender will use up your system resources for Total PC Defender's own scripts. This can result in your computer become slow and unresponsive. This also results in general system instability.

Remove Total PC Defender Immediately

Remember, even though Total PC Defender's main interface is quite convincing, it is all false. This includes the support button, the updates button, and the scan and firewall buttons. These all meant to trick you. Don't give Total PC Defender your money. Remove Total PC Defender by using a genuine anti-malware tool.

Aliases: Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra [Sunbelt], Trojan.Generic.KD.6893 [BitDefender], Malware-Cryptor.Win32.Palka, VirTool.Win32.Obfuscator.hg!a (v) [Sunbelt], Mal/TibsPk-D [Sophos], RogueAntiSpyware.TotalPCDefend, a variant of Win32/Kryptik.DJA [NOD32], Trojan:Win32/FakeRean [Microsoft], Suspicious:W32/Malware!Gemini [F-Secure], SScope.Trojan-Dropper.VB.064, TROJ_ZBOT.BYO [TrendMicro], Trojan/Injector.aup, TotalPCDefender2010 [Sunbelt], and Trojan.Generic.

Technical Information

File System Details

Total PC Defender creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 Total PC Defender.exe 1,247,744 89c9ce289f8e8f06f70da39b8b3ae156
2 Total PC Defender 2010.exe 1,502,720 8a44db0129bcd0fc7047ea088809d20a
More files

Registry Details

Total PC Defender creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Total PC Defender.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\Total PC Defender
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Total PC Defender

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