Total Security Removal

Total Security is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.

Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.

Total Security Screenshot

Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with Total Security, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.

Symptoms of infection

  • The process tsc.exe is running in your system
  • The process sMkikHjn.exe is running in your system
  • Slow computer performance
  • Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
  • Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop

Malicious web sites and urls:

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fullantispywareonlinescane.com (212.95.53.177)
whereismat.cn (83.133.126.201)
excelsystems.cn (82.103.138.155)
advertisechoice.cn (82.103.138.155)
falloutneferwin.cn (94.247.3.40)
thankyouforsmoking.cn (82.103.138.155)

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

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%ProgramFiles%\TSC\tsc.exe
%ProgramFiles%\TSC\sMkikHjn.exe
%AllUsers%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\TSC.lnk
%AllUsers%\Desktop\TSC.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\TSC\Help.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\TSC\Registration.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\TSC\TSC.lnk
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsource.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\System\Uninstall\Uninstall TSC.lnk

The program creates the following registry entries:

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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM_NAME]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}

How to remove Total Security (manual removal) ?

  • Kill the running process tsc.exe
  • Kill the running process sMkikHjn.exe
  • Unregister all the Total Security DLLs
  • Delete all the Total Security files
  • Delete all the Total Security registry entries

How to remove Total Security (automatic removal) ?

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