Total XP Security and XP Security Tool
Total XP Security and XP Security Tool are rogue programs that will install themselves on computers and rename the application based on the detected operating system. It is commonly dropped and execute on computers by exploiting certain software vulnerabilities. Total XP Security will run itself without being detected by an antivirus program using its capability to hide its presence. If successfully installed, a Total XP Security virus scan will be exhibited and dozens of threats will be displayed on computer. It will prompt user to obtain Total XP Security registration code to be able to remove these threats. It will also redirect Internet browser to a payment website forcing users to pay for the full version of Total XP Security.
Having no entries on the Add/Remove program of Windows, victims cannot remove this from the computer automatically. A manual removal of Total XP Security will be complicated since there are malicious files hidden on the system. Besides, this malware will modify registry to make sure that it will run when Windows starts. Remove Total XP Security by scanning a computer thoroughly with only legitimate antivirus and anti-malware programs.
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Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Total XP Security and XP Security Tool rogue programs will display various security warnings until it convince user that computer is infected and a purchase of the promoted program is necessary. The fake message will contain the following text:
Tracking software found!
Your PC activity is being monitored. Possible spyware infection. Your data security may be compromised. Sensitive data can be stolen. Prevent damage now by completing a security scan.”
System security was found to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible system changes may occur. Private data may get stolen. Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get modified. Click for an anti-spyware scan.
Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Click here for a free security scan and spyware detection.
How to Remove Total XP Security and XP Security Tool
1. First thing to do is to reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid Total XP Security and XP Security Tool from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Please select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.
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2. Download removal tool from this page and save it on your Desktop or any location on your PC.
3. When finish downloading, double-click on the file to install the application.
4. Follow the prompts and install with default configuration.
5. Before the installation completes, you need to update the database.
6. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
7. When finished updating, the tool will run. Select Perform full scan on main screen to check your computer thoroughly.
8. When scanning is finished click on Show Results.
9. Make sure that all detected threats are checked, click on Remove Selected. This will delete all files and registry entries that belongs to Total XP Security.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Total XP Security prevents mbam-setup.exe from downloading. Download the software from another computer. Renaming it to something like 'anything.exe' can help elude the malware.
Alternative Removal Method for Total XP Security and XP Security Tool
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Total XP Security and XP Security Tool enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Total XP Security and XP Security Tool infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.
Option 2 : Total XP Security and XP Security Tool manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Total XP Security and XP Security Tool requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.
1. Kill any running process that belongs to Total XP Security and XP Security Tool.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Total XP Security and XP Security Tool files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.
3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
4. Delete all files dropped by Total XP Security and XP Security Tool.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.