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Rogue Spyware-Remove Total Secure 2009 from Your PC

Sep 4, 2008
Total Secure 2009 is a rogue Anti-spyware. It pretends to be a genuine Anti-spyware, which has the capability of cleaning your system. But the fact is otherwise. This article is written to let you know the true picture of Total Secure 2009 and alert you not let it enter your system.

But first, let us discuss - what is a rogue anti-spyware?

You would most probably have come across the terms like spyware and anti-spyware programs many times. Spyware are the programs, fabricated to reside inside your PC and spy upon the confidential data and your privacy. Anti-spyware are the programs, which are meant to remove spyware from your system

But there is a third category also, which are actually spyware, but they show as if they are anti-spyware programs. They have got fancy websites, aggressive marketing campaigns and even have a price tag attached to them. They try to trick you to purchase them and rob you of your money. Many people get tricked by them. They make the payments and get a piece of rogue software in return. This software tries to install more malware in your system, instead of cleaning it.

Once these rogue-spyware programs come in contact with your system, they show fake warning messages that your system is infected with many instances of malware and spyware. Then they offer you to clean your system if you purchase the full licensed version of them. But do not get tricked. They are actually bogus claims.

Total Secure 2009 is also a similar type of malware. If you have got any trace of Total Secure 2009, we recommend you to immediately get rid of it so as to protect you system from further harms.

How to remove Total Secure 2009?

First of all you need to scan your system whether it is actually infected with Total Secure 2009. If your system has got any trace of it, then you can either remove it manually by following step-by-step instructions available on Internet at many sites. Just search for them.

But it is a risky method. It should be tried by those people, who are comfortable with the Windows Processes and Registry Keys. If you are not sure about them, then it is better to use a good quality Anti-Spyware.

If you want to manually remove Total Secure 2009, then there are basically four steps involved.

1. Stop all the Windows Processes associated with it. For this you have to open the Windows Task Manager and open the Processes Tab and find the Processes associated with it.

2. Delete the files associated with Total Secure 2009. Before proceeding for this step, you should search for which files are associated with it.

3. Delete the DLL files associated with it.

4. Delete the registry keys. This is the most important step, which you need to execute with utmost care. Windows Registry is an important area of your system, and you should handle it extreme care. You should search for the exact Registry Keys associate with Total Secure 2009 and then delete them.
About the Author
Silki Garg is the author of many high rated articles on Online Security, Spyware Removal, Phishing, Malware Protection etc. She advices on how to clean your PCs to remove Total Secure 2009 TotalSecure2009 and other malware on her blog http://webtoolsandtips.com.
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