Need help with the Total Security Virus? There is legit security software with the same name by BitDefender, however Total Security is not related in any way. What this virus will do is slow down your system to a crawl, corrupt your files, and attempt to steal your credit card information. Get rid of it before it does you any harm!
How Did I Get Infected with the Total Security Virus?
Common ways of infection of a virus such as this one are an infected download of an mp3, a video file, a corrupt photo, or an exploit in your internet browser. I know someone who was infected through a link in a Facebook message.
What are the Total Security Virus Symptoms?
A ‘sick’ computer has some telltale signs.
- Slow system performance
- Slow internet browsing
- System crashes and/or blue screens
- Lots of annoying popups
- Program error messages
- Strange icons or desktop changes
- Internet Browser hijacks
How Do I Get My Computer Normal Again?
There are a couple schools of thought. The first thing you can try is to manually remove the software, but I do not recommend a beginner attempt such a removal.
Manual Removal of Total Security:
Virus removal is no easy task. It involves diving into your protected system registry, normally the LOCAL_HKEY_USER folder, and deleting all infected registry files. For a manual removal of this trojan what you will need to do is first stop all ‘TSC’ system process and delete all associated registry keys and system files. You could delete 99% of the virus and have it come back worse than before after every system reboot. For this reason I don’t recommend manual deletion for anyone except IT professionals.
Automatic Removal, “Bob Approved”
The easy way to get rid of Total Security is to just download an automatic detection and deletion tool. A program that will scan your system, show you exactly what viruses and spyware are hiding, and best of all, will protect you in the future against similar threats. Automatic removal and protection truly is a no-brainer.
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