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Description: Total Security is another rogue anti-spyware application which may be secretly installed by a trojan or manually downloaded from one of many fraudulent Fake Scanner Sites. Once installed, Total Security performs a system scan and displays exaggerated fake results:
Total Security places two icons in the Windows tray: . The first icon is a shortcut to the Total Security application while the second icon imitates the Windows Security Alerts icon and periodically displays fake Security Center alerts:
Total Security can hijack Internet Explorer and prevent the user from visiting certain websites in which case it will display a warning page which says "visiting this website may harm your computer!". Additionally, Total Security displays fake warning pop-up messages. All these attempts are to try and frighten the user into purchasing the full version of the application which costs $59.95.
Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.
Ransomware - Ransomware is a software application that infects a computer and asks for money to have the infection removed.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes Total Security: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.
Icons appear in your Windows Tray.
Pop-up messages claiming that your computer is infected.
Total Security may have been be installed without your consent via a trojan.
Access to certain websites is blocked and a fake warning page is displayed instead.
Browser could be opening to about:blank.
Running Process Signatures:
Windows Police Pro.exe
Registered Dll (Dynamic Link Library) Signatures:
Internet Explorer Integration: Yes
SpyNoMore Collected Residual File Signatures: