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Total Security

Posted: March 20, 2009

Threat Metric

Ranking: 16,681
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 47
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: April 16, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotTotal Security (Total Security 2009), a clone of Total Virus Protection and Security Shield 2012, is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays notifications of imaginary security risks in an attempts to get you to purchase the full version. Once you click on the fake message it will take you to the Total Security's site where you will be prompted to purchase its full version. In reality, Total Security program is not going to clean your computer from spyware but might actually expose you to more security threats.

Total Security (Total Security 2009) may be difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself without your knowledge or consent.

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Aliases

TROJ_FAKEAV.AUH [TrendMicro]Win32/Adware.Antivirus360 [NOD32]Generic Dropper.dz [McAfee]Win32.TrojanFakeXPA [eSafe]FakeAlert.IB [AVG]TROJ_FAKEAV.BRC [TrendMicro]Trojan.FraudPack.unq [McAfee-GW-Edition]FakeAlert-CN [McAfee]W32/FraudPack.UNQ!tr [Fortinet]Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.unq [F-Secure]Trojan.FakeRean [CAT-QuickHeal]TR/FraudPack.unq [AntiVir]Trojan.Dldr.FraudLoa.XF [McAfee-GW-Edition]Generic FakeAlert.c [McAfee]Trojan-Downloader.FraudLoa [Ikarus]
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



19695784.exe File name: 19695784.exe
Size: 1.07 MB (1079840 bytes)
MD5: 2cf1b1114f131125fd93c27bc34c3cd2
Detection count: 96
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
14555314.exe File name: 14555314.exe
Size: 712.22 KB (712228 bytes)
MD5: 4fcdf7b0b29f8475472d9cd2532bef05
Detection count: 95
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.53 MB (1536544 bytes)
MD5: 88e5d845aab95754ea30990aae77ab7c
Detection count: 94
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
16849224.exe File name: 16849224.exe
Size: 1.06 MB (1064484 bytes)
MD5: 31808d15431c3cdbdbe225d357d9b94f
Detection count: 91
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.2 MB (1208320 bytes)
MD5: eaa1f05cc5291278cbbf02e88342d7dc
Detection count: 90
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.21 MB (1211904 bytes)
MD5: 98d0970ea411dd7d3d8a0c57be157d91
Detection count: 84
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
11242504.exe File name: 11242504.exe
Size: 737.82 KB (737828 bytes)
MD5: 649bb1f470bf412ca14e1b56757319f5
Detection count: 84
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
12931874.exe File name: 12931874.exe
Size: 1.07 MB (1078304 bytes)
MD5: 67a74888fab241d755651ba747c7c2d5
Detection count: 82
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 2.04 MB (2043904 bytes)
MD5: 26517b0f66b7ad516987182a181e7d8c
Detection count: 80
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.23 MB (1232896 bytes)
MD5: b0dd371ddc168c83abfb31e91856ca65
Detection count: 75
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.22 MB (1227264 bytes)
MD5: e0847bb98636aa371361ce2863f32ee6
Detection count: 64
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.22 MB (1220608 bytes)
MD5: 908a4df8bc14a4c458d15d7af3081029
Detection count: 61
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.29 MB (1294336 bytes)
MD5: 0267cefe83702666b1846c57d1035450
Detection count: 61
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
17076094.exe File name: 17076094.exe
Size: 1.08 MB (1082404 bytes)
MD5: 329d3db7d0ea93a74802bcc3be26d13c
Detection count: 60
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.22 MB (1226240 bytes)
MD5: b9c7778f60ab00805377c6c2cd4bf096
Detection count: 56
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.29 MB (1295360 bytes)
MD5: cdbb73331c2c4747283a70fa962b7a4a
Detection count: 54
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.23 MB (1239040 bytes)
MD5: dedaa33b7ef1a9f7bd4f1542e48a07c3
Detection count: 53
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.22 MB (1227264 bytes)
MD5: 852d10dfb2d8bab2624dcb9599da3153
Detection count: 52
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.2 MB (1201664 bytes)
MD5: 31bc83504f6bbda7772a8270629af8b7
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.21 MB (1216512 bytes)
MD5: 0204361be928bf8cdb4bb3d67790541e
Detection count: 6
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.54 MB (1548320 bytes)
MD5: 973adeacbc9167fb99a6a9167505e21a
Detection count: 4
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.54 MB (1548320 bytes)
MD5: a047b3b0a53c46b2956e4de134aa78df
Detection count: 3
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
12118904.exe File name: 12118904.exe
Size: 997.4 KB (997408 bytes)
MD5: 582e8a00f47c669c62462806f685a0eb
Detection count: 3
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.21 MB (1212416 bytes)
MD5: 846aea02e9a0c72cc18fcd7dafface9d
Detection count: 2
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
18597034.exe File name: 18597034.exe
Size: 705.06 KB (705060 bytes)
MD5: 10fb8949380da48c32c2e63e2d66cc51
Detection count: 2
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
tsc.exe File name: tsc.exe
Size: 1.54 MB (1543712 bytes)
MD5: 75bcee693561a0cad8a2a2bfe04e90f3
Detection count: 0
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\Total Security

Additional Information

The following URL's were detected:
starktyscan.com
The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Security 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
2Top 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
3Your version of TotalSecurity still not activated yet.
Click here to get Total Security License

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51 Comments

  • David Martin says:

    I have this total security popping up on my computer. I have searched on the internet for assistance. It seems as though I will have to purchase this malware scanner to get rid of this total security pop-up. I want to now before I go any further will this get rid of this total security pop-up

  • tasos says:

    it is total security but the foto is not like it. and i can't open task manager!!!

  • Maryann Oliphant says:

    Total Secuirty was downloaded in error on my computer. They falsely stated that I had several viruses.

    It has embedded itse,f on my computer. I can no longer access my add/delete programs, I cannot open any of the files in "my documents and cannot access word, excel or powerpoint until I give in and purchas etheir software

    Is there anything I can do to get rid of them?

    I have tried to download other programs; however, I can not longer run any programs at all. I am at a loss and ready to loss my computer in the trash and start over.

    do you have any ideas?

  • Julien76400 says:

    There have been multiple cases of Total Security 2009 blocking any attempt to exterminate it. The rogue can disable Task Manager, prevent .exe files from opening and running (so you can’t use antivirus programs), block Safe Mode. Therefore, we’d like to provide a fairly simple way to bypass some of these trickeries of Total Security 2009.

    Step 1. Open My Computer - Go to “C” drive.
    Step 2. Open “Windows” folder
    Step 3. In “Windows”, Locate and open up System32 folder
    Step 4. Find a file named “taskmgr” - RENAME it “iexplore”
    Step 5. Double-click the renamed file - it will bring up the Task Manager.
    Step 6. Among Task Manager processes, locate Total Security 2009 process - it’s usually a numbered executable like 65489463.exe. CLICK on that process and close it. It will disable Total Security 2009 for a while
    Step 7. While Total Security 2009 is temporarily down, install our automatic remover (push one of the links in the post above). Let the removal tool detect and remove Total Security 2009 pest.

    It should work!

  • chad says:

    the instructions for removing total security seem outdated. total security is blocking EVERYTHING im trying to do. i cant download anything, and my system cant find the files that you have listed.

  • Alli says:

    WONDER WHO SELL MORE VIRUS PROGRAMS, IF SOMEONE DOES GET IT ON THEIR COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nick Holloway says:

    I have purchased SpyHunter3 specifically to remove Total Security and I have run the scan a number of times but Total Security is still on my computer. Can you help?

  • Fred Miller says:

    This virus, infected on 23.08.09, immediately killed any *.exe file I tried to run. I tried antimalwarebytes from a USB drive but was told that I could not access that drive. Task manager had been "disabled by the administrator". I was unable to go to a previous restore point (XP SP3). The virus had walked straight through CA Vet Anti-Virus and PC Tools Spyware Doctor. All I could do was to format C: and reinstall XP. I kept the minimum on C: to avoid data loss but it appears that M$ has a policy that requires programmers to store data on C: so I lost a lot.

  • matt says:

    can you tell me where to find the people who wrote total security. I am going to find them and kill everyone involved.

  • May Webb says:

    How do I get rid of this annoying "Total Security" scam?????????

  • Tony Evans says:

    Can I downlaod Spy Hunter on one cpmputer and use it on a second computer that has
    Total Security on it??

    Thanks in advance Tony Evans

  • nadyne volmerding says:

    Please remove Total Security from my computer. I didn't ask for it .

  • nadyne volmerding says:

    Why did I get this??

  • Cheyenne says:

    I just got total security and it hasn't removed anything from my computer. what do i do? it says i need to register it but i don't have a code.

  • John M. Vollmer Sr. says:

    REMOVE TOTAL SECURITY ALERT

  • bob says:

    THANKS, THAT REALLY HELPED, i THOUGHT IT WAS FAKE BUT DIDN'T KNOW.

  • david says:

    in need actved

  • Ronald Phillips says:

    I want this removed by you since you broke into my computer and gave me this unwated program If this is not uninstalled in 24 hours I will turn you into the internet cops

  • Richard King says:

    The images you showed me pop up all over my screen. Im just starting to use a computer and this total security was on my computer the minute I brought it home and hooked it up. Thanks for the information, but I don't know if I'll be able to do it yet by myself.

  • Russ Spangler says:

    IS THERE NO WAY THESE BASTARDS CAN BE ADDRESSED BY OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCEIS? THEY NEED TO BE PROCECUTED AS IF A FEDERAL OFFENCE. THESE BASTARDS THAT INVADE MY PRIVACY SHOULD HAVE FORMAL CHARGES BROUGHT UP AGAINST THEM AND MUST BE MADE TO PATY EACH AND EVERY PERSON THAT THEY HAVE IMPACTED. THESE [REMOVED WORD]S NEED TO STOP THIS SHIT. i WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF A GROUP THAT FOCUSSES ON THIS TYPE OF SHIT AND BRING IT TO A [REMOVED WORD]ING HALT.

  • mohamed rabahi says:

    i want to remouve total security

  • mohamed rabahi says:

    hi i want to remove total seurity please

  • Janice M Hardin says:

    This "thing" appeared quite ferociously last evening, and has been persistent, and as a matter of fact, has prevented some functions ,i.e. printing and accessing the control panel of my computer from operating and my gaining access. THIS IS RIDICULOUS11111 I knew when I saw it that it was a scam........ thanks for reconfirming my suspicions.

  • Maria Hardy says:

    My name is maria hardy and i just got total security but i dont know wats my activation key

  • vincent says:

    My problem with the evil total security is that it block any program to run. I tried all kind of anti- program, and it always gave me the message saying the program is infected. Besides the manual method, any other suggestion?
    Thanks.

  • Graham Street says:

    I have downloaded and run this specifically to remover Total Security but it has failed to remove it. Can you help please?

  • Paul Zeh says:

    Hello,

    Have tried all this, downloaded the SpyHunter software to a different computer but when trying to open on the infected computer, was not able to. The TS has literally taken over the computer. Tried in the safe mode as well but was not able to get to the internet. The spyhunter is telling me it can\'t access the internet, install manually. That option is not a choice.

  • Sharon says:

    The move I try to remove TOTAL SECURITY from my computer the worst it gets. Please, is there any help that you can give me to get rid of this damn spyware infection.

    Sharon

  • Diane says:

    Total Security as appeared on my PC and I am unable to do the "uninstall" procedure on my PC. The Total Security program has blocked or disable my attempt to uninstall this program from my PC.
    What steps can I do to rectify this malicious malway??
    Urgent... please and thanks...
    I have a virus/malware protection etc etc (McAfee) and I don't even know how this annoying Total Security came into my life!
    Thanks
    Regards

  • bhavesh says:

    how can i remove totoal securiy version in my comuter please
    than you

  • Mary says:

    I don't know if your company is trustworthy or you are the same as Total Security which seems to have invaded my computer. I cannot even use Add/remove software now. What next?

  • Jules says:

    HOW DO I GET MY MONEY BACK FROM TOTAL SECURITY?

    TOTAL SECURITY HAD ME BUY THEIR PRODUCT AFTER MORE THAN A MONTH OF ANNOYING UNWARANTED SCARE TACTICS THAT FRIENDLY SITES POSE THREATS TO MY PC...

    PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU!

  • BruceDavidson says:

    Ihave purchcashed avg anti-virus protection but to my dismay i cannot reove the malware virus aka total security i need help

  • Carherine says:

    Thank you for your help this programme Total Security I cannot take off my pc it just loaded itself when I was on the internet.

    Stay safe

  • israt says:

    i bought the total security for 60 bucks but now i dont know how to protect my computer they did not even give me any activation key number, what can i do now?

  • Bruce Davidson says:

    In need to get to get this malware aka totalsecurity virus out of my system I am on disability and have no extra money PLEASE HELP

  • Sean Smith says:

    This needs to stop.

  • carydannelly says:

    This program is aggravating, and should be considered as a terrorist attempt.

  • omar mendez says:

    Some weg pages are requesting run the software like a trial or something like that and after you download it and ran it the computer is requesting the activation, You cannot uninstall the software, so you must buy it and then uninstal it. Please stop this action it is getting you bad reputation I don\'t want buy your software. Could you put on your weg page the uninstaller program. I start to sears what I can do in order to stop this practice from the internet. Please do something to stop it too.
    Thanks.
    Omar

  • Durty D says:

    i know i shouldn't have but i did so what if i wound up buying it what will happen will it affect anything with my checking account

  • Joan says:

    I would like for you to take this stupid stuff off of my computer. It is telling me that every website I go to is infected including this one Im on now. I can not figure out the directions to take it all totally off my computer and I know you can from your office and I would appreciate it if you would just do that please and thank you.

  • Randall says:

    This total security will not let me access control panel to remove it

  • larry says:

    the information is very helpful...i am tricked to install this malicious total security and my pc is now suffering in its severity....i qm also tricked to purchase the virus removal....bucks for nothing....somebody has to protect us and to stop this highway robbery in the net...thanks

  • jon schander says:

    I appreciate the work and research that went into this possible fix, and I thank you who have published it for my benefit. Seeing no comments posted, I have to buck-up and make an attempt at purging total security from my computer-box without encouragement from others who succeeded before me. I bought my computer-box for fifty dollars at a garage sale,so I am reluctant to spend more money to keep it tuned up. I am relatively inexperienced and uneducated with the intricacies of programs and such, but have had success with other more minor glitches. My next posting will be a report of my experience in attempting to innitiate purge. Wish me luck!

  • Mary says:

    How can I remove security tool software from my computer please let me know ASAP

  • bazam says:

    Please help me that delete on personal securilt on my laptop. i don\'t know how to do it?? i don\'t want it..

  • masoud ghodsi says:

    ONCE FOR ANOTHER ANTI SPAY FACK I PAID THE REQUIRED MONEY FOR LICENSE THEN I CHALENGED WITH THE HELP OF CREDIT COMPANY AND STOPE PAYMENT
    BUT I HAVE THEIR PHONE NUMBER OR E-MAIL I WILL ASK THEM TO REMOVER RROM THE SOURCE
    THANKS

  • masoud ghodsi says:

    is theere a telephone number for this company?

    once i paid the registration fee but then refunded by stop payment

    i hesitate to do that againd

  • Williemae Fengler says:

    <!--more-->I am using Avira and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but didn't work. got the antimalware app spyhunters and it detected and removed for me. thx.

  • Cllair says:

    I can't get to some of my programs. Can I back up my data without getting the virus on my portable hard drive?

  • Pentergrast says:

    Total Security is TOTAL CRAP!