Total Virus Protection - How To Remove?


Total Virus Protection (a.k.a TotalVirusProtection) is a new rogue anti-spyware program, a fake spyware remover, which will try to trick the user into purchasing it’s "licensed version" by intimidating him with fake threats. This parasite typically makes it’s way to the system by using trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, but can also be manually downloaded and installed.

Once inside and active, Total Virus Protection will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. This information may coincidentally be true, but Total Virus Protection has neither the ability to detect nor remove infections either way. This parasite will also hijack the browser and provide falsified system scan reports to further disinform the user. Upon convincing the user of the existence of an infection, Total Virus Protection will prompt him to purchase the full version, which is no more functional than the trial.

Total Virus Protection is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file

Automatic Total Virus Protection removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Total Virus Protection, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

February 18, 2009 06:55, February 18, 2009 06:55

4 thoughts on “Total Virus Protection

  1. total protection virus.i actually got rid of it after 7 hours…it only takes 5 minutes to kill when you know how. you can start windows in safe mode when you turn pc on… by pressing 1 of the f keys, then right click on the time to get on task manager and on processes stop the number, then run malwarebytes, it detected it n destroyed it for me.good luck, nasty horrid virus the worst ive ever had,thought my pc was a gonner.

  2. Do a followup scan with Spyware Doctor, Kaz. Just in case… no anti-spyware program is 100%. I would consider using some antivirus program continuously in the future.

  3. I ran into a particularly devious version of the virus: it disabled safe mode and disabled task manager. The only program that still functioned was IE (because that was how the software connected with the internet to deliver a credit card ransom).

    In order to kill it, I browsed my hard drive using IE. There were some new folders created in the root directory and in program files – changing the names of the executables there made the program go away on a restart). Now my antivirus programs aren’t finding any trace of it.

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