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Removal of Total Security malware


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#1 wrihar

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:15 PM

I needed to amend the instructions written by Grinler for removing total security which is a virus/malware in order to get it to work.
The link to the instructions: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-total-security

Total Security has gotten smarter and now won't allow most processes or applications to run. Nothing I tried at first would allow me to end the Total Security process. Total Security shut down anything I tried to run... like hijackthis, malwarebytes, spybot, adware etc....

I surmized, that total security will not allow you to run any exe programs other than a few it knows about.

My solution was to rename the ProcessExplorer file..... Procexp.exe to iexplore.exe. (Download process explorer from Microsoft on a different computer if you have to.).... renaming to other file names like explorer.exe may work too.
After doing that I was able to end the process and proceed with process.

I think Grinler has edited his instructions so everything is good.

Thanks to Grinler for posting the instructions.

Good Luck
Harold

Edited by wrihar, 19 August 2009 - 05:20 PM.


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