Total Security

Total Security Description

ScreenshotTotal Security, also known as Total Virus Protection, Total Security 2009, Total Virus Protection 2009 or Total Security Pro is a rogue security program. Rogue security programs are fake security applications that are used as a way to scam unwary computer users. They are typically delivered by Trojans, like the Zlob Trojan or the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials AlertTrojan. Total Security has been associated with Trojan.Fraudpack and Trojan.FakeAlert. The removal of Total Security or its clones is strongly recommended by ESG security researchers. It is also imperative to make sure to remove the Trojan infection that installed the fake security program Total Security in the first place. This can be done by using an up-to-date anti-malware tool in Safe Mode. If you are receiving fake alerts, error messages or malware scans from Total Security, ESG security researchers recommend that you ignore all of these and that you immediately remove this fake anti-malware program from your computer.

Most fake security program scams work in the same way. Typically, a Trojan installs Total Security in your computer through deceptive means. Usually, the Trojan will be disguised as something else, like a video codec or as a popular file on file sharing communities. Once the Trojan has been downloaded and installed, it will alter your system settings to display fake error messages. These error messages will typically claim to have discovered a malware infection on your computer. Then, they will recommend that you download Total Security to fix these problems. The error messages that these Trojans display are often disguised as legitimate error messages from your computer. However, reading them carefully will reveal a number of inconsistencies that are not congruent with what your operating system would normally display.

If a computer user falls for the Trojan's trap, the fake security program Total Security will be installed, and the computer will reboot. Total Security makes changes to the Windows Registry that allows Total Security to start up with Windows. This allows Total Security to block access to the desktop until Total Security finished running a fake scan of your computer. Regardless of the state of your computer, Total Security's fake scan will always return similar results. Total Security also causes a large number of problems on an infected computer; an infected computer will often run slowly, become unstable, and will display constant error messages and fake security alerts. Total Security attempts to charge its victims for a "full version" of this fake security program. Don't fall for the constant lies; ESG team of malware analysts recommends ignoring all alerts displayed by this fake security program.

Aliases: TROJ_FAKEAV.AUH [TrendMicro], Win32/Adware.Antivirus360 [NOD32], Generic [McAfee], Win32.TrojanFakeXPA [eSafe], FakeAlert.IB [AVG], TR/Dldr.FraudLoa.XF [AntiVir], Generic14.BGCN [AVG], Trojan.Generic.2473573 [BitDefender], TR/FakeXPA.A.704 [AntiVir], Trojan-Downloader.FraudLoa!IK [a-squared], Trojan.FakeAlert.gen [CAT-QuickHeal], a variant of Win32/Kryptik.ANH [NOD32], Trojan.FakeXPA.A.704 [McAfee-GW-Edition], W32/PackBredolab.C [Fortinet] and Trojan.FakeAV.ts [CAT-QuickHeal].

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  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

Total Security Image 1 Total Security Image 2 Total Security Image 3 Total Security Image 4 Total Security Image 5 Total Security Image 6

File System Details

Total Security creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 10694534.exe 1,078,304 d622e2c6199b6a08fa9da900a79b6ba8
2 10755004.exe 983,074 897978a525c9649323435f51caa96e87
3 11160154.exe 1,064,484 74864a25de5dd0165df0c1f5e4b92242
4 11242504.exe 737,828 649bb1f470bf412ca14e1b56757319f5
5 12763754.exe 823,840 9379136a2a0d874a16ed32dbad36a7cb
6 12895934.exe 823,840 f77b1d409e1f00692593273821fc4877
7 13739374.exe 842,272 c1fd61d9289722a0b6ce8470f0daad3d
8 13934844.exe 715,346 aa5a4554439dda17acea9b7dfd944d63
9 15249214.exe 829,988 68419e2a8b2a6b8054b2adcc5633ca2a
10 15349844.exe 823,840 b96ae4c587f19a5977ff4865b8ea05b0
11 16864684.exe 721,440 03a3f49f5cc910a0ec96ef3fbd3ae3dc
12 17076094.exe 1,082,404 329d3db7d0ea93a74802bcc3be26d13c
13 18994614.exe 1,063,972 bf6e0e43ba3796497a9db53a37362d06
14 19212184.exe 1,056,288 b1c47167bccedf11bc5f7d42f70ff8af
15 95376246.exe 47,148 6f2162b256c1a8574539b5e11aac606e
More files

More Details on Total Security

The following URL's were found:
Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.
The following messages associated with Total Security were found:
Security Notice!

To protect your computer, make sure the three security essentials are turned ON. If the settings are not ON, follow the recommendations. To return to the security senter later, open Control Panel.

Malicious sites block ON
Automatic Updates ON
Antivirus Protection NOT ACTIVE
Top Threats in the last 24 hours
Virus count
1.wm32/Netsky.Q worm 7879
2.Wn32/Stration.XW worm 1337
3.Win32/Netsky.D worm 721
4.Win32/bagle.HE worm 491
5.Win32/Mytob.BK worm 221
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