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Removing that obnoxious Total Secutity

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#1 markofseven


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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:30 PM

Thank you, so much bleepingcomputer. I am not a computer expert, and so when my computer got infected with this spyware named Total Security by some process i don't know, i thought i was having a real problm as it displayed one prompt after another saying my pc i got infected. it looked so genuine, with the microsoft logo it comes with. It kept restarting my Pc on and off whlie blocking even internet pages i thought are the safests. Then i tried uninstalling the program, but since it won't get deleted but rather asked me to buy their product, i smelled a rat. Then i found out it was all a hoax. i looked around for quite a while nervously, until i got here. And i followed the instruction given here on how to get it out of my system. I'm very glad to say now i got it kicked out. Thank you so much to whoever posted that article here. So, without a second thought i knew i had to join this community, and now u see me gladly posting for the first time. Thank you bleepingcomputer:-) Keep up the good work and hepl others with problems :thumbsup:

Edited by markofseven, 19 September 2009 - 12:34 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:09 PM

You're welcome and glad we could help. If all is good...
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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